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03.01.17

MIP (Managing IP) International Patent Forum 2017 to Have EPO and UPC Propaganda, as Before

Posted in Europe, Patents at 7:59 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

They never even published any response from the other side, e.g. AMBA

Managing IP and Battistelli

Summary: Managing IP is giving a platform (yet again) to UPC lobbying; the EPO’s management is invited, as usual, to help spread its lies at the exclusion of those impacted (like actual businesses)

“The current 25+ speaker line-up features participation from the European Patent Office,” (EPO) says IP Kat today about “MIP International Patent Forum 2017,” which is a fancy title for Managing IP‘s gathering, mostly stuffed with (full of) the patent meta-industry, including Team UPC and large corporations with tens of thousands of patents each (they conveniently send their so-called ‘IP’ departments to represent ‘industry’).

“Being abusive and being an enabler of abuse isn’t that far apart in ethical terms.”Which liar will Battistelli send? Margot Fröhlinger [1, 2, 3] again? The first topic listed above is: “Implications of Brexit on the Unified Patent Court (a rapidly changing topic, remarks Merpel)”

There have been lots of fake news articles on this subject, or disingenuous lobbying disguised as news [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]. This event is an opportunity to spread the same old lies about the UPC, just like in prior MIP events (we covered these last year [1, 2, 3, 4, 5]).

As we last pointed out minutes ago, having covered the subject before [1, 2] (just earlier in the week), the EPO cannot rule or work independently anymore. Why should there be trust for the UPC, which further empowers that same bureaucracy? Quality of EPs (European patents) is already nosediving and it looks like someone ‘dares’ challenge a European patent right now, based on today’s press release that says: “Estar Technologies Ltd. (“Estar”), a world recognized developer and manufacturer of innovative medical technologies in the biologics and platelet rich plasma (PRP) fields for the treatment of damaged soft and hard tissue, filed a notice of opposition requesting the European Patent Office (EPO) to completely revoke European Patent No. 2,073,862 B1 in the name of Antoine Turzi, exclusively licensed to Regen Lab SA. If successful, the opposition will lead to the complete invalidation and revocation of Regen Lab’s patent in all 32 designated contracting states of the EPO.”

The EPO is in a very bad state; it’s abusive and giving it a platform is a very bad idea. But that’s just what Managing IP has been doing for a while. Being abusive and being an enabler of abuse isn’t that far apart in ethical terms.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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