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02.22.17

French Politician Richard Yung Tells the Government About Abuses at the European Patent Office (EPO)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 8:23 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The picture below is from Yung’s personal Web site

Richard YungSummary: The subject of EPO scandals has once again landed in French politics, just a couple of months since it last happened

THE CORPORATE media continues to ignore the EPO scandals, with few and rare exceptions like The Register. There’s this Ferrari marketing/puff piece (also EPO sidekick) in the media, yet virtually nothing about a serious scandal which costs lives and is quickly becoming Europe’s biggest reputational disaster in recent decades. We already mentioned several potential motivations for the media blackout, e.g. in Germany.

“We already mentioned several potential motivations for the media blackout, e.g. in Germany.”At the end of last year the French government heard about the EPO’s abuses, having already been approached in all sorts of motions in which Richard Yung was personally involved, e.g. [1, 2]. Well, Mr. Yung has just spoken out again and an automated translation of his blog post says:

On 21 February I asked the Government about the deterioration of the social climate in the European Patent Office (EPO).

Below is a video of my speech and the response of Axelle Lemaire, Secretary of State for Digital and Innovation .

See is the video he is sharing (Adobe Flash required, not just knowledge of French).

For those who wish to inform Yung of the abuses they have suffered (not necessarily French), here are his contact details.

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