EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

06.05.18

IP Kat as an Extension of Team UPC After Departure of the Blog’s Founder

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 4:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Entryism completed?

CIPA meeting with Stephen Jones

Summary: One year they’re exposing Battistelli’s abuses and the next year they not only stop it but actually join Battistelli for photo ops whilst also promoting his agenda and deleting comments he might not like

THE EPO scandals won’t be covered by IP Kat anymore. To make matters worse, they’re mass-nuking comments that are critical of EPO management (as they did for António Campinos a few months back).

“How can this be?”

“Well, look no further than leadership and editorial changes at IP Kat (including Stephen Jones, who celebrated with Battistelli as they lobbied together for UPC ratification in the UK).”Many EPO insiders wonder that.

Well, look no further than leadership and editorial changes at IP Kat (including Stephen Jones, who celebrated with Battistelli as they lobbied together for UPC ratification in the UK). The picture at the top was taken and boasted about (by the EPO’s management) shortly after Jones had left IP Kat, leaving in charge more of the Bristows stuff (same agenda, Team UPC’s).

This isn’t a new observation by the way. We took note of it before, e.g. in:

There are more articles with more examples; we took note of it many times before, even as recently as 2 weeks ago.

A few hours ago IP Kat announced its upcoming anniversary party and guess where it’s at…

“This whole ‘party’ sort of confirms that IP Kat has been ‘hijacked’ by the Battistelli-friendly Team UPC.”Here we go: “join us on Monday, 2 July at Bristows London offices for an afternoon of celebrations and discussions about the recent past, present and future of this great area of the law!”

This whole ‘party’ sort of confirms that IP Kat has been ‘hijacked’ by the Battistelli-friendly Team UPC. The blog has been dominated by it since the blog’s founder left. Just notice who’s talking there and what about; there are even talks about SPCs, Bristows’ ‘favourite’ alongside UPC (they’re connected); IAM wrote about unitary SPCs earlier today (only hours ago), reinforcing or cementing the UPC agenda all these sites have. They and their sponsors/clients profit from patent trolls. Some of them receive money from Battistelli, e.g. through PR firms.

“They’re a serious threat not only to British democracy but German democracy too.”Perhaps such is the nature of entryism, but what’s concerning is how extreme an element it is; the same Team UPC which dominated Kluwer Patent Blog (and deleted UPC-hostile comments in there) is now doing the same at IP Kat. They ‘sanitise’ information and occasionally spread misinformation. Bristows’ party line has just been repeated by tweets from Managing IP (no link, but it’s pretty revealing whose posts they are inspired by or copy, more so than IAM). Gemma Barrett from Bristows has meanwhile posted this tweet/post about UPC; Team UPC lacks anything to say regarding UPC ‘progress’, so now it looks at Romania, a country with barely any European Patents (EPs). It says that the “PPA will come into force when Germany (whose ratification of the PPA is also on hold)…”

Wait. It’s an understatement to say “on hold” considering the extremely serious nature of the constitutional complaint. But never let a good propaganda opportunity go to waste or facts get in the way of IP Kat Bristows. Remember how after this must-read scandal in Germany they wrote a lot of posts to cover that up (as we noted several times at the time). They’re a serious threat not only to British democracy but German democracy too. They and Battistelli have that in common. All they care about is litigation (for them to profit from).

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

What Else is New


  1. IRC Proceedings: Sunday, March 29, 2020

    IRC logs for Sunday, March 29, 2020



  2. Links 30/3/2020: Linux 5.6, Nitrux 1.2.7, Sparky 2020.03.1

    Links for the day



  3. The Fall of the UPC - Part IX: Campinos Opens His Mouth One Week Later (and It's That Hilarious Delusion Again)

    Team Campinos said nothing whatsoever about the decision of the FCC until one week later, whereupon Campinos leveraged some words from Christine Lambrecht to mislead everybody in the EPO's official "news" section



  4. Pretending EPO Corruption Stopped Under António Campinos When It is in Fact a Lot Worse in Several Respects/Aspects (Than It Was Under Benoît Battistelli)

    Germany's eagerness to keep Europe's central patent office in Munich (and to a lesser degree in Berlin) means that politicians in the capital and in Bavaria turn a blind eye to abuses, corruption and even serious crimes; this won't help Germany's image in the long run



  5. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, March 28, 2020

    IRC logs for Saturday, March 28, 2020



  6. Links 28/3/2020: Wine 5.5 Released, EasyPup 2.2.14, WordPress 5.4 RC5 and End of Truthdig

    Links for the day



  7. IRC Proceedings: Friday, March 27, 2020

    IRC logs for Friday, March 27, 2020



  8. The Fall of the UPC - Part VIII: Team UPC Celebrates Death, Not Life

    Team UPC plays psychological games now; it is trying to twist or spin its defeat as good news and something to be almost celebrated; it is really as illogical (and pathetic) as that sounds



  9. Links 27/3/2020: GNU/Linux Versus COVID-19 and Release of GNU Guile 3.0.2

    Links for the day



  10. When Your 'Business' is Just 'Patent Portfolio'

    Hoarding loads of patents may seem impressive, but eating them to survive is impossible if not impermissible



  11. LOT Network is a One-Man (Millionaire's) Operation and Why This Should Alarm You

    The ugly story of Open Invention Network (OIN) and LOT; today we take a closer look at LOT and highlight a pattern of 'cross-pollination' (people in both OIN and LOT, even at the same time)



  12. Faking Production With Fake Patents on Software

    The EPO with its illegal guidelines (in violation of the EPC) can carry on churning out millions of fake patents that European courts would only waste time on and small companies be blackmailed with (they cannot afford legal battles)



  13. With the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Out of the Way Focus Will Return to EPO Corruption

    Expect the European Patent Office (EPO) to receive more negative attention now that the ’cause’ of UPC is lost and there’s no point pretending things are rosy



  14. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, March 26, 2020

    IRC logs for Thursday, March 26, 2020



  15. Links 27/3/2020: qBittorrent 4.2.2, Krita 4.2.9, pfSense 2.4, Bodhi Linux 5

    Links for the day



  16. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    IRC logs for Wednesday, March 25, 2020



  17. Still Work in Progress: Getting Those 2,851 Pages of Police Report About Arrest for Pedophilia in Home of Bill Gates

    It’s extremely difficult to get those police records, which were requested exactly one day before the media started attacking Richard Stallman (associating him with pedophiles based on a deliberate distortion)



  18. Links 26/3/2020: Plasma Bigscreen, New Kubernetes, Fedora's New Identity and Bodhi Linux 5.1.0

    Links for the day



  19. Guest Article: Window Managers, Github and Software Disobedience

    "Walking away from monopolies is the essence of freedom"



  20. Links 25/3/2020: LLVM 10.0.0 and UCS 4.4-4 Released, WordPress 5.4 RC4

    Links for the day



  21. 'Team UPC' Last Week

    The looks on Team UPC's faces 5 days ago (before and after the 9:30AM announcement)



  22. The Fall of the UPC - Part VII: Lies and Revisionism About the Reasons for the UPC's Ultimate Demise (to Leave the Door Open for More Failed Attempts)

    The media was lying in a hurry, in a coordinated effort to distort the meaning of the FCC's decision or belittle the impact of this decision; Techrights will carefully watch and respond to these lies



  23. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, March 24, 2020

    IRC logs for Tuesday, March 24, 2020



  24. Linux Foundation Became Anti-Linux, Run by Microsoft People to Serve Microsoft's Agenda

    Microsoft is taking over the bodies of healthy projects, infecting the hosts in order for them to become slaves of the proprietary parasite; there's still no (known) cure, but we're familiar with the symptoms



  25. Microsoft Continues to Attack and Steal From the Open Source/Free Software Communities

    Microsoft cannot be trusted and there's no "new Microsoft," as another fairly new story serves to show



  26. Targeted Attack Leveraging FSF Servers

    Targeted by a determined and persist perpetrator, I've received over 20,000 E-mails. And the weapon of choice was the FSF's infrastructure, remotely misused against yours truly.



  27. If We Weren't Silencing Founders, Critics and People We Just Don't Like

    "In the long run, history is rarely very kind to tyrants, especially the ones who did little more than lie to people and demand things that served no real purpose."



  28. The Fall of the UPC - Part VI: Drowning in Material

    We're starting to see few good reports on the subject of UPC being rejected by the constitutional court of Germany; we also have a rapidly-growing 'buffer' of rather blatant examples of disinformation (which we'll tackle as best we can)



  29. FFII: EU Software Patent Court Stopped by Constitutional Court, Patent Industry Will Try Again

    The third attempt to validate software patents in Europe via a central patent court (UPC) has been stopped by the German Constitutional Court. The Unified Patent Court (UPC) would have given the keys of the kingdoms to the patent industry, and the last word over software patentability. FFII predict that the patent industry will continue to push for an UPC v2.0.



  30. Links 24/3/2020: Alpine 3.11.5, MythTV 31.0 and Tails 4.4.1

    Links for the day


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts