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The Latest Noise About UPC in the UK

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 12:29 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: With no substantial progress for the UPC anywhere in Europe, Team UPC and the EPO cherry-pick insignificant things and try to come up with sensational claims (as they always do)

UPC and UP (Unitary Patent) advocacy make one seem delusional and pro-UPC (re)tweets make one seem morally bankrupt.

This, however, is exactly what the EPO did a few hours ago, passing on this tweet which said: “Pierre Treichel (EPO) explaines the new uniform protection tool developed by the @EPOorg the #unitarypatent”

“UPC and UP (Unitary Patent) advocacy make one seem delusional and pro-UPC (re)tweets make one seem morally bankrupt.”But there is no Unitary Patent. It’s dead. It’s a lame duck.

The EPO then repeated its paid-for lies, generated on demand to corrupt academia and allegedly influence German courts (mind the timing of the so-called ‘study’).

To make matters worse, Team UPC then joined in, referring even to itself as “Team UPC”. Alex Robinson wrote: “OK #teamupc – Lords are due to discuss the #upc privileges & immunities order tomorrow. Doubt it’ll shed any more light on the Government’s intentions (if it has any…!) but I’ll keep an eye out for anything significant… @weberpatent @CMJewell28 @BirgitC”

“To make matters worse, Team UPC then joined in, referring even to itself as “Team UPC”.”He later wrote about this article of his, which admitted: “The legislation must now go before the House of Lords and then the Privy Council, after which the UK wil [sic] be in a position to ratify the UPC Agreement.”

But it will never be in such a position though. Never. It’s a fata morgana, as someone put it a couple of days ago. It is not compatible with Brexit and this pretty meaningless a stride means nothing whatsoever.

Team UPC at Bristows (Alan Johnson) had only a very short (two sentences) post about it and a tweet. That’s it!

“As a reminder, ILO will deliver “exceptional” rulings about the EPO tomorrow.”Meanwhile, posting a response to Robinson/Bristows at IP Kat (fake headline) someone responded to this question: “So can anyone solve the riddle: To what court or tribunal will UPC staff be able to apply for judicial review in the case of employment disputes?”

The answer: “That bastion of defence of employee’s rights, the ILOAT? The very same one that is snowed under with appeals filed by EPO employees? Oh dear…’

Indeed. The UPC would violate human rights and also, as pointed out in this last comment, the defunct ILO would likely oversee things. As a reminder, ILO will deliver “exceptional” rulings about the EPO tomorrow. Who among our readers will tune in (there’s a live video) and/or read the documents (formal decisions)? We sometimes do that. Be in touch with any information regarding these decisions. We need to cover these and we need informed/professional input.

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