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Kather Augenstein and Bristows Shift Attention to Germany in an Effort to Ram the Dying UPC Down Everyone’s Throats

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 3:36 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Remember that Germany cannot (or won't) ratify until/unless the UK does

Down the throat

Summary: Down the throat, hopes Team UPC, the Unitary Patent system will go, even though Britain cannot ratify, throwing the whole thing into grave uncertainty

THE UPC is all about litigation. It’s about demoting examination and rewarding the litigation ‘industry’. This is what the EPO’s scandalous management has been eager to achieve, leaving even legislation to the litigation ‘industry’ and its tentacles. It’s horrible. It’s truly horrid. How it has gotten as far it has probably merits multi-volume books.

“Is the EPO eager to leave every business in Europe vulnerable and exposed to litigation from all around the world, including troll-rich (i.e. ethically-poor) countries?”Yesterday, the EPO spoke about the “Patent Prosecution Highway” (PPH) again, which is related only indirectly to the UPC. The puff piece (caution: link to the EPO’s Web site, which means the EPO can harvest IP addresses) was titled “EPO and Eurasian Patent Office agree to launch Patent Prosecution Highway” and it’s more of that Battistelli-style self-aggrandising nonsense.

Is the EPO eager to leave every business in Europe vulnerable and exposed to litigation from all around the world, including troll-rich (i.e. ethically-poor) countries? Because that’s what the UPC would achieve.

“Why does Team UPC hate democracy, accountability, public participation and rational patent law so much?”We recently showed that Team UPC was actively lying about what had happened in Germany. It may be doing so again, starting with Kather Augenstein in its scarcely-known ‘blog’ and also Bristows. They promote this in Twitter right now. Yesterday, Mr. Weber from Kather Augenstein could be seen sucking up to Bristows in comments about patent trolls which operate in the UK — something which Bristows too likes (it’s mutual, as Bristows mentions him too) and he tweeted more of his usual stuff, pretending that the UPC is inevitable (it's not at all), basically marketing for his employer, which uses the UPC as a marketing opportunity even if it’s a recipe for plenty of trolls in Germany (already a real and growing problem). “We hopefully we’ll [sic] all be much smarter (and working in front of the UPC) in one year,” he wrote.

Hopefully, eh? Not even hiding these antidemocratic desires anymore? Why does Team UPC hate democracy, accountability, public participation and rational patent law so much? They alienate themselves, all in the name of sheer greed.

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2 Comments

  1. Anton_P said,

    April 28, 2017 at 6:08 am

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    Did you see the puff piece about the agreement with the Monégasque patent office? Not one patent application was published by Monaco in 2016 and it looks like they average around three per year. Hardly worh the bother travelling to Munich for that but at least the ambassador got to vist the out of bounds floor of the EPO.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    I saw that yesterday, wrote about it last night, but am working 4 days in a row and thus unable to find the time to publish/cover it before the weekend. Thanks for the input and thanks for the headsup.

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