12.28.17

UPC IT Working Group is Chasing Rainbows and Unicorns

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 3:24 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Team UPC continues dumping money into software that won’t be used by anybody

Unitary Patent unicorn

Summary: Bristows, one of the most misleading parties among Team UPC, maintains the illusion that Unitary Patent is just around the corner; in reality, the whole thing comes tumbling down along with the EPC

“On 22 December 2017,” Bristows’ Luke Maunder wrote today about the dead-end UPC, “Dario Pizzolante, the Coordinator of the IT Working Group, reported by email on its work on establishing the Unified Patent Court (UPC) IT system.”

But what kind of progress can there possibly be when the UPC is stuck in the middle of nowhere? He says work “will continue during 2018 in preparation for the opening of the Court.”

Got to maintain the illusion of “progress”…

“They might as well stop development and cease investment of money in it as nobody is going to use it.”Someone must be delusional because, as we explained yesterday, it’s unlikely that any concrete progress will be made next year. They might as well stop development and cease investment of money in it as nobody is going to use it. There’s a very serious constitutional complaint in Germany right now and the latest scandal implicating Battistelli and the Boards of Appeal will certainly reinforce this complaint. Earlier this week someone wrote: “I’m not sure if the EPC says what happens if the President disobeys an order (eg to publish a decision) from the Enlarged Board.”

Soon came this reply: “The President did not disobey any order. It was the AC that decided that there would be no publication.”

If true, it’s another new scandal in the making. As another comment put it today:

Interesting. Is there any publicly available documentation that can confirm your assertion?

Another question: what authority does the AC have to overrule (or to permit the President to ignore) a decision of the Enlarged Board? I cannot see anything in the EPC that grants the AC such sweeping powers.

The EPC is long forgotten and abandoned. We have given many examples where Battistelli blatantly violated the EPC and the AC allowed him to get away with it. Under such unacceptable circumstances it’s only rational to conclude that the constitutional complaint in Germany remains in fact, will go ahead, and will postpone things another 2-3 years if not indefinitely.

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