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05.07.18

Rumour: The European Patent Office Has Just ‘Done a Patrick Corcoran’ Again (Forced Removal)

Posted in Europe, Patents, Rumour at 6:17 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The Corcoran affair is the subject of investigative journalism in Germany these days [PDF]

An eviction

Summary: Amid the systematic destruction of the Office and by extension the Organisation as well (e.g. judges from the ‘outside’) we learn that there may have been another troublesome ‘eviction’ in Eponia (hours ago)

Can anyone confirm that an EPO employee based Munich was forcefully removed earlier today? We were told so by a reliable source. We don’t know for sure if this is true (our source does not know either), but might other sources suggest that this actually happened today (Monday)? It was 3.5 years ago that Judge Patrick Corcoran was removed from his office in Munich. He had to wait 3 years for ILO to rule in his favour several times, forcing the EPO’s management to reinstate him (although he was soon thereafter sent to ‘exile’ in another country with a demotion).

“It was 3.5 years ago that Judge Patrick Corcoran was removed from his office in Munich. He had to wait 3 years for ILO to rule in his favour several times, forcing the EPO’s management to reinstate him (although he was soon thereafter sent to ‘exile’ in another country with a demotion).”Speaking of Munich, earlier today the EPO said: “Join us in Munich for this year’s EPO User Day on 18 and 19 June” (linking to a page which speaks of “Update on unitary patent protection”).

Well, forget about the Unitary Patent. It’s dead, more or less, it’s just live enough for Team Battistelli and Team UPC to keep pretending that this zombie can come back to life. Earlier on we saw Alexander Esslinger citing the Bristows lies from IAM. We’re not surprised IAM published lies about the UPC as the EPO’s PR agency paid it to promote UPC agenda. Esslinger wrote:

If #UPC starts post-Brexit a situation is not unlikely that the UK will permanantly participate in the UPC court system but not be covered by a UP (unified patent) https://twitter.com/iam_magazine/status/992750891521503233 …

Another UPC booster followed up with:

Optimism is good, however not entirely convinced the narrative UK post-Brexit UPC (+) and UP (-) will fly (though IMHO the latter is a given).

“Optimism is never good when it sets false expectations and prolongs the disappointment that it inevitably entails,” I told him, “causing financial ruin and bad judgment in the interim…”

Battistelli and Campinos probably hope to replace patent examinations and appeals with the UPC, but they aren’r succeeding. Sure, the EPO is dying (not just its reputation), but so does the UPC/UPCA. They may end up creating a serious vacuum in Europe.

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