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Pressuring for US Style European Patent System and Anti-Android Policies, Courtesy of Bill Gates and His Goons

Posted in Bill Gates, Europe, GNU/Linux, Google, Patents at 11:04 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: News about patents in Europe, software patents in particular; ACLU now occupied by Gates staff

IPKat, a patent lawyers’ blog, continues to show its apathy towards justice and empathy towards self-service and profit at the expense of producing workers. The software patents boosters over there are lobbying and cheering for software patents through the unitary patent. The Court of Justice of the European Union has dismissed the Italian and Spanish complaints, according to this site, never mind if Spain was blackmailed before the Spain v Council case. Gérald Sédrati-Dinet writes: “Judgment of the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union in joined cases C-274/11 (Spain v Council) and C-295/11 (Italy v Council), requesting to annul Council Decision of 10 March 2011 authorising enhanced cooperation in the area of the creation of unitary patent protection (2011/167/EU, OJ 2011 L 76, p. 53).”

“IPKat, a patent lawyers’ blog, continues to show its apathy towards justice and empathy towards self-service and profit at the expense of producing workers.”We cannot help recalling Bill Gates lobbying Europe for software patents, as we covered years ago. There are many players out there looking to achieve the unthinkable. The Gates Foundation also helped promote Monsanto patents in Europe, as this site helps remind us: “Many have long suspected that U.S. policy on genetically modified (GM) organisms was being influenced by the multinational corporations that profit from genetic engineering and the export-oriented agribusiness. However, recently released Wikileaks cables document just how close that relationship has become.

“The U.S. Department of State has virtually become an agency for promoting the private interests of the Monsanto Corporation.

“As European social movements pressure their governments for an ongoing moratorium on GM seeds and foods, Monsanto and other biotech corporations have been pushing to find new market footholds, using hybrids even in impoverished Haiti following the January 12, 2010 earthquake. They have been pursuing such goals in collaboration with USAID, the U.S. State Department and the Gates Foundation Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA).”

Speaking of Gates, one reader turns our attention to this news about ACLU turning against Android. It turns out there is Gates staff there. “ACLU Asks FTC To Force Carriers To ‘Patch Or Replace’ Android Devices,” says the headline.

“Interesting, to me,” says the reader, “that the ACLU would have such a hissy fit about Android. Why no concern about MS-Windows? Windows have suffered far more attacks than Android. This does not smell right.

“I have discovered that Melissa Chabrán is on the board of the Washing State ACLU. She is also the Senior Program Officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.”

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