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04.18.16

Bavarian Parliament to Discuss the EPO’s Abuses in 24 Hours

Posted in Europe, Patents at 5:01 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Action by Bavarian politicians in light of serious abuses against workers of the European Patent Office is just a day away

SUEPO, whose Web site is barely accessible at the moment, has just updated the RSS feed to mention the “Bavarian Parliament session about the urgent request regarding the situation of the employees of the EPO”. SUEPO Munich’s page was modified to say that the “urgent request (see communiqué dated 15 March 2016) made by Freie Wähler will be dealt with in an upcoming session (see request in section I.2.) of the Bavarian Parliament, which will be held on Tuesday 19 April, starting at 12:30.”

“We are aware of several other such actions, which inevitably we are going to expose at some stage.”We previously published some English translations of the complaints. Gabi Schmidt was mentioned here at least three times in the recent past in relation to action about EPO scandals at the Bavarian Parliament (see Wikipedia for background on Bavarian politics). Given the imminent lawsuit against the EPO it’s clear that despite apparent calm as of late, there’s no calm behind the scenes. We are aware of several other such actions, which inevitably we are going to expose at some stage.

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