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04.11.17

Unitary Patent (UPC) is Stuck as the “British Are Hesitant in UPC Ratification,” According to New Report

Posted in Europe, Patents at 3:58 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Also see: UK software companies oppose Unitary Patent ratification

Douglas Carswell
Douglas Carswell, who opposes the UPC, is now an independent politician

Summary: Barriers to the Unified Patent Court (UPC) are becoming rather obvious upon proper inquiry and investigative journalism by Mathieu Klos and Christina Schulze from Juve

TEAM UPC and Team Battistelli (the cabal which controls the EPO, including the Council) lie to us all the time about the UPC, which they themselves are preparing, steering, reporting on, and pressuring politicians to sign (based on sheer lies). It’s appalling to watch and evidently patent practitioners outside Team UPC don't swallow the lies (even based on recent surveys).

“It certainly looks like the appalling quality control at the EPO, in conjunction with the deliberate understaffing of the appeal boards, would gear everything up for a UPC nightmare (except for the prosecution/litigation industry, which profits at the expense of both claimants and defendants).”A new report in German, composed by Mathieu Klos and Christina Schulze, correctly points out that Britain did not ratify in March (in spite of immense pressure and misinformation from Team UPC). It does not look like the people in London are ever going to ratify, no matter what Team UPC is saying.

Earlier this week someone wrote: “What makes you think that there will be no more “fixes” pulled out of the bag to ensure that the UPC is used to an adequate extent? The examination policies applied by the EPO’s management in recent years appears to have been custom-made to plump up the pool of potential cases. It is not hard to imagine a few more policies of a similar ilk emanating from the creative minds of that management…”

It certainly looks like the appalling quality control at the EPO, in conjunction with the deliberate understaffing of the appeal boards, would gear everything up for a UPC nightmare (except for the prosecution/litigation industry, which profits at the expense of both claimants and defendants).

“…Team UPC has been lying to us and people from the inside, the Johnsons included, are not at all sure about ratifying something that is inherently incompatible with Brexit and is not at all desirable to British businesses.”An automated translation of the article from Klos and Schulze can be found here, but we prefer not to comment too much before a native German speaker produces a translation, which we would greatly appreciate. Nobody has volunteered yet.

Team UPC, according to the translation, recently “expressed concern that too few states have confirmed the provisional applicability.” The technical terms would be different if adequately translated, but the overall message is that Team UPC has been lying to us and people from the inside, the Johnsons included, are not at all sure about ratifying something that is inherently incompatible with Brexit and is not at all desirable to British businesses.

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