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11.02.17

UPC is Collapsing, But Bristows LLP is Pushing Propaganda Into the Media, Which Gives Misleading News

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 1:44 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Related: Bristows LLP Tries Hard to Maintain the Illusion That UPC is Alive, Using Media Placements and Paid Plugs

Bristows EPO

Summary: Bristows, a villainous firm with a truly bad record on truth, has managed to get WIPR to paint a rosy picture of the UPC, which is essentially going nowhere

TEAM UPC has a long track record of lies, half truths, complete fabrications, and spin. This is why we had to closely scrutinise this latest post from Bristows, which was proud to say was spreading (like a cancer). “Magazine #wipr quotes us in their article,” it said, “UK lawmakers selected to scrutinise UPC legislation…”

Translation: #wipr did a puff piece for us, to push the UPC agenda.

Looking for actual substance, they are quoting a lot of old stuff which predates the current deadlock. Is this nicely-constructed and covertly-contributed propaganda by Team UPC? To quote the article: “Along with the bill to be scrutinised by the committee, this Scottish SI will give effect to the PPI and allow the UK to ratify the protocol and also the UPC Agreement, according to a statement by law firm Bristows.”

So they are basing this on a firm with a history of fabrication and come up with a misleading headline which goes even further than the original blog post: “UK lawmakers selected to scrutinise UPC legislation”

There is a reminder there at the end which says: “The UK, alongside Germany and France, is one of three countries whose signature is mandatory for the UPC to take effect.”

That alone indicates (considering the complaint in German and Brexit) that UPC won’t happen.

We have become so accustomed to this kind of spin from Team UPC. They have totally lost legitimacy.

Meanwhile, according to the the latest EPO journal (epo.org link, just announced by EPO which said: “The Official Journal 10/2017 is now available online”), Tunisia validation is just a month away. To quote: “Validation of European patents in Tunisia (TN) with effect from 1 December 2017″

Several weeks ago we published documents related to this. It’s a dodgy project of Battistelli, which loves to do it in former French colonies. He also does this in former Portuguese colonies nowadays, including the Brazilian patent office. Yesterday there was this post about the PPH program and it said: “Following the implementation of PPH Pilot programs with the USPTO, the JPO and the PROSUR countries, the Brazilian PTO just announced a new pilot program for fast-track examination of patent applications with the European PTO.”

This is all about rushing examination some more. It’s as bad as PACE and UPC in some sense (maybe Early Certainty too). They put lawsuits ahead of patent quality, as if justice matters less than successful litigation.

As we noted a few days ago, in the EPO the patent quality has collapsed, so fees are being decreased (on decreasing demand) by Battistelli. In Russia, by contrast, the opposite is happening.

One should be truly worried that the EPO now views itself less like a patent office and more like a litigation centre (e.g. PPH) and a ramp for UPC. Thankfully, however, UPC is collapsing. Don’t believe the lies.

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