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04.26.18

World IP Day, a Propaganda Opportunity for Patent Maximalists, is Becoming More About Feminism

Posted in Deception, Europe, Intellectual Monopoly, Patents at 6:55 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Conflating an extremist agenda with noble civil rights causes

Summary: The annual nonsense which is called “World IP Day” is being put in a dress for no purpose other than giving a moralistic aspect to it — one that patent maximalists (predominantly male) do not deserve

THE United States (or USPTO), as well as WIPO and others, have promoted an annual propaganda day. They call it “World IP Day” and the term “IP” is itself a form of propaganda because it contains two misnomers that allude vaguely to a bunch of separable laws, including but not limited to patent law. Throughout the day today we saw quite a few heckles thrown at “World IP Day”. A lot of people understand that it’s a pile of self-serving nonsense.

“Throughout the day today we saw quite a few heckles thrown at “World IP Day”. A lot of people understand that it’s a pile of self-serving nonsense.”Just earlier today IAM announced “inductees into the IP [sic] Hall of Fame” and earlier today Managing IP published this list of “The Top 250 Women in IP” [sic]. Timing was not a coincidence. We don’t believe so anyway. I asked my wife about it and she agrees. Feminism is being hijacked here.

In the latter, notice the agenda that got interjected. “World IP Day” is nowadays being used not only as a propaganda opportunity for patents; it’s now including the feminism theme so if you oppose the ‘IP’ propaganda, then maybe you’re ‘sexist’… watch what IP Kat published some hours ago under the headline “Celebrating female inventors on World IP [sic] Day!”

Several hours ago IP Watch published “World IP Day: Women Are Celebrated But Gender Gap Persists” (as if it’s about gender rather than ‘IP’ [sic]).

“We are rather worried to see what patent maximalists have resorted to. Patent quality is their enemy.”Watch how the EPO used the “female” angle for something that has nothing to do with it. Yes, the EPO too did this (before linking to Campinos’ EU-IPO, to the same effect*).

US patent maximalists wrote about it also [1, 2], taking advantage of it to promote patent maximalism (like software patents). Hours ago the EPO was again promoting software patents in the US (or its event that promotes this).

“Feminism is sometimes being hijacked if not exploited by patent maximalists.”We are rather worried to see what patent maximalists have resorted to. Patent quality is their enemy. PTAB and BoA in the EPO/Europe (almost analogous functions) are under attack by them and Battistelli is just trying to make them redundant, hoping he can replace them with a UPC-type regime and let many bogus patents slip in (pass the sieve of already-overworked examiners). Hours ago the EPO wrote: “The EPO’s Boards of Appeal aim to reduce the number of pending cases from 9 000 to below 7 000 by 2022.”

Funny how the EPO never mentions that this is accomplished by making appeals more expensive, making it harder for judges to do their jobs, and so on. It also fails to mention that their report bemoans the status quo, claiming that they’re understaffed.

But never mind appeals. Never mind patent quality. Today is “World IP Day”, so we must celebrate “IP” — whatever that actually means. Patents? Copyrights? Trade secrets? Trademarks? Whatever it may be, to heckle “World IP Day” is nowadays akin to bashing posts/articles about it, many of which focus on equal opportunities, women inventors, etc. We think that’s intentional. Feminism is sometimes being hijacked if not exploited by patent maximalists.
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* Campinos is the next Frenchman to take over the EPO. It’s a very French office these days and earlier today the EPO retweeted INPI (France), after it was promoting Battistelli’s event in France. Yes, it’s that one very special event that lets him grab a ‘suitcase’ of cash, EPO money in fact, and wheel it over to his other employer (in France). The UK-IPO also assists this agenda and the EPO retweeted it today. They’re all in this together.

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