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04.16.18

With Liars Like These…

Posted in Deception, Europe, Microsoft, Patents at 6:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Related: “EPI Makes No Protest When the AC Connives With Battistelli to Trash the Rule of Law”

Margot Fröhlinger for UPC

Summary: The European Patent Office continues to lie about the Unified Patent Court (UPC) amongst other things, still revealing its reluctance to say anything which is truthful or work to repair the damage caused by Benoît Battistelli

The European Patent Office (EPO) composed not one but two ‘news’ items today, probably for the first time in two weeks (minus one day). As expected, there’s plenty to correct there. There’s also this new tweet inviting people to “[j]oin the first ever EPO Life Sciences Seminar held in Seattle, US on 17-18 May.”

Yes, EPO events now take place in another continent! In Microsoft’s back yard. Microsoft receives special treatment, so maybe the E in EPO stands not for “European”. Either way, looking at what the EPO wrote today, the first item was about the epi connections (warning: epo.org link). We wish to remind readers of the DG5 (Raimund Lutz)-epi connection; Antonius Tangena helped Željko Topić’s appointment. Tangena is apparently no longer there:

EPO President Benoît Battistelli joined Francis Leyder, President of the Institute of Professional Representatives before the EPO (epi) and Christian Cardona, the Maltese Minister for Economy, Investment and Small Businesses, to celebrate the epi’s 40th anniversary.

Valletta is a welcoming place for the likes of Battistelli because there’s plenty of corruption there and journalists who expose such corruption get assassinated, sometimes even blown up in their car (local policemen then publicly celebrate this).

The second item is about an event that was noted last week because EPO executives now associate themselves with ACTA pusher/lobbyist Paul Rübig [1, 2] in an effort to push the patently false claim that EPO cares for SMEs. They had the audacity to push/promote such lies as formal ‘news’ (warning: epo.org link). It is worth noting that EPO management is nowadays interjecting lies from Margot Fröhlinger for the sake of the UPC (her entire career/role), falsely representing SMEs (they oppose UPC), then Slawomir Tokarski. The EPO is a chronic liar like the worst administrations and mind the part about Fröhlinger:

The European Patent Office has presented its report on SMEs and Patents at an event last week hosted by Paul Rübig MEP, First Vice-Chair of the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA). The breakfast debate was co-organised by SME Europe and the EPO.

[...]

Principal Director for Unitary Patent, European and International Legal Affairs Margot Fröhlinger, set out in her presentation how the planned Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court will help overcome the fragmentation in the European patent system, also for the benefit of SMEs. According to her, the new system may be expected to be operational early 2019.

[...]

Mr Slawomir Tokarski, Director of Innovation at DG GROW, also presented the European Commission’s IPR package adopted last year and stressed the cost savings expected from the Unitary Patent.

So the EPO basically keeps lying in public. The UPC is now being portrayed as “for SMEs” — the very opposite of what’s true. The Unitary Patent is dead, so what Fröhlinger is doing boils down to pure marketing. She is Battistelli’s liar for hire. Other UPC critics have noticed and noted the same thing.

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