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12.27.17

The Unitary Patent is Dying or Dead, But Team UPC Might Rebrand Again and Reattempt

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:50 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: 2017 was a terrible year for the Unified Patent Court (UPC); expect 2018 to be no better

VARIOUS high-profile (and reliable) people have already described the UPC as a Trojan horse for all sorts of things, including software patents in Europe. Those who don’t know about it could use their search skills, for some are evidently still in denial about it.

“Don’t believe people who say that the UPC can start in 2018. Those people might as well admit that they still believe in Santa Claus.”The UPC would further accentuate some of the very worst elements at the EPO, with Battistelli as their embodiment. The deadline for constitutional complaint comments in Germany is only 4 days away and it can take several years for the case to conclude. In the meantime, the Conservatives-led government of the UK does a shambolic job with Brexit and UPC is hardly even on the agenda. Without both of these countries on board, the UPC is dead. The whole thing might, some day, need to be rewritten and redone. And even then, Germany may continue to reject it on constitutional grounds. Will we one day hear of a Continental Patent Court (CPC)? Acronym collision notwithstanding?

Don’t believe people who say that the UPC can start in 2018. Those people might as well admit that they still believe in Santa Claus. They’re either deeply delusional or they’re attempting to sell services (i.e. they lie for income).

“The only ‘reform’ the Office needs is a return to the way things used to be — the way which made it the world’s best patent office, not an assembly line of low-quality patents for the UPC till (docket).”So absurd is the idea that the European Commission wants a UPC-type system from the same Office which is so rife with corruption and injustice, where the President is alleged to have vested/personal interests (and his country too) in UPC, where nepotism is utterly blatant and truth is treated like treason (truth tellers find leaflets and sports equipment cast as Nazism and weapons* while betrayers of the EPC get promoted**).

We shall continue to release new information and documents about the EPO. The goal is justice, not sabotage. The only ‘reform’ the Office needs is a return to the way things used to be — the way which made it the world’s best patent office, not an assembly line of low-quality patents for the UPC till (docket).
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* Someone ought to reach out to media/publishers all across Europe, informing journalists about the latest EPO scandals and especially the Judge Corcoran affair.
** Georg Weber, based on internal documents, is sucking up to the top-level management and getting rewarded for it (while promoting software patents).

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