10.25.18

Gemini version available ♊︎

Battistelli and Team UPC Still Waiting for a Campinos Miracle

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:41 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

He’d have aged out of Office before such a thing ever became a reality

António Campinos for UPC

Summary: The UPC/UPCA remains stuck in the middle of nowhere, Bristows gleefully promotes patent trolls in the United Kingdom, and Team UPC in the UK perpetuates falsehoods while British blog IP Kat disseminates press releases for António Campinos, the ‘new’ Battistelli

THE EPO‘s elusive battle for the UPC (broadening litigation scope and patent scope, e.g. software patents in the whole of Europe in one fell swoop, bypassing national laws and courts) is rather long-forgotten a battle. The EPO rarely mentions the UPC anymore (it did some months ago and then in passing about a week ago). António Campinos hasn’t uttered the word or acronym since the start of July. That in its own right is rather revealing. The UPC is likely dead, primarily owing to (or “due to” as Team UPC views it) a constitutional complaint in Germany.

Some days ago Dr. Stjerna published a paper/update on this subject (his constitutional complaint) and soon thereafter Mathieu Klos asked around and could confirm that a "decision date is not foreseeable at present" (based on the court itself). Klos added: “Ingve Stjerna, whose constitutional court suit has delayed the start of the UPC, has published his views as to where his case stands. It sounds like he is anticipating defeat and is thinking about other legal measures to challenge the UPC…”

“The UPC is likely dead, primarily owing to (or “due to” as Team UPC views it) a constitutional complaint in Germany.”“Seeing how Team UPC corrupted the political system,” I responded to him, “this isn’t unthinkable. UPC is extension of EPO corruption…”

Benjamin Henrion (FFII) meanwhile cited and quoted [1, 2] the paper of Dr. Stjerna, in which he named Tilmann from Team UPC. To quote: “Would C. H. Beck put the commentary into print and make the associated considerable investment if it had to fear not being able to later on sell the book as a result of a decision by the BVerfG against ratification of the UPCA? [...] Prof. Tilmann is co-editor of a 1500-page commentary on the UPCA which has been announced since 2016 and is to be published by C. H. Beck…”

“The German court is watched closely,” I told Henrion. “Will it be corrupted like the German political system? Will Team UPC resort to corrupting judges too?”

Remember that part of the constitutional complaint is inadequate appointment of judges. Don’t lose sight of what Battistelli did to judges because rumours persist that Battistelli is just "on hold" in CEIPI, waiting or hoping to become UPC chief.

“Remember that part of the constitutional complaint is inadequate appointment of judges. Don’t lose sight of what Battistelli did to judges because rumours persist that Battistelli is just “on hold” in CEIPI, waiting or hoping to become UPC chief.”Whitney Moore and Team UPC are meanwhile spreading UPC lies again. As for Bristows? Nothing. Not a word about UPC for over a month. IP Kat has nothing to say about EPO corruption and the UPC. Bristows staff is just posting lots of self-promotional crap in a few different blogs (notably IP Kat and Kluwer Patent Blog) to promote patent trolls’ interests in the UK (where they get serviced by Bristows). It’s disgusting. The only thing IP Kat has had to ‘say’ about the EPO so far this month was copy-paste of a face-saving press release for António Campinos, in which they helped him hide or distract from overt abuses. That happened yesterday as well. In “Wednesday Whimsies” (a side attraction) the Kat, which is neutered nowadays, said nothing about EPO problems. Instead it amplified EPO press releases again. It said this: “The Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation has appointed Stephen Rowan (UK), Christoph Ernst (Germany) and Nellie Simon (Austria) as the next vice-presidents of the European Patent Office (EPO). The three new vice-presidents will take up their positions on 1 January 2019 for a period of five years. The IPKat wishes the three new vice-presidents all the best with their new role. You will find the press release here.’

Wow, some ‘kickass’ journalism right there from IP Kat. Pose for the camera again, Mr. Jones.

CIPA meeting with Stephen Jones

Share in other sites/networks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Reddit
  • email

Decor ᶃ Gemini Space

Below is a Web proxy. We recommend getting a Gemini client/browser.

Black/white/grey bullet button This post is also available in Gemini over at this address (requires a Gemini client/browser to open).

Decor ✐ Cross-references

Black/white/grey bullet button Pages that cross-reference this one, if any exist, are listed below or will be listed below over time.

Decor ▢ Respond and Discuss

Black/white/grey bullet button If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

DecorWhat Else is New


  1. Links 27/9/2021: Librem 14 Reviewed, Linux 5.15 RC3 is Out

    Links for the day



  2. Links 26/9/2021: GNU Wget2 2.0.0 and MenuLibre 2.2.3 Released

    Links for the day



  3. How Basic Laws and Fundamental Rights Got Crushed in the European Patent Office

    Our next series will show the sheer hypocrisy of the EPO, hiding behind the veil of (patent) law while so shamelessly violating just about every law in the books without facing any form of accountability



  4. Regrettable Acts of Self-Harm: OpenMandriva and Mozilla Being Outsourced to Microsoft Proprietary Software and Monopoly

    In another blow to software freedom, OpenMandriva and Mozilla decide to abandon their own systems and use proprietary software from Microsoft instead



  5. Links 26/9/2021: Mozilla Spends on PR, OpenMandriva Outsourcing to Microsoft

    Links for the day



  6. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, September 25, 2021

    IRC logs for Saturday, September 25, 2021



  7. Links 25/9/2021: GNU/Linux Recognition in Mainstream Media and Wine-Staging 6.18

    Links for the day



  8. Reminder: GNU Turns 38 This Monday Around Midday (When GNU's Founder Gives Talk in Poland)

    With media and Torvalds speaking again about anniversaries (this has gone on for the past week because Torvalds wrote about it yet again), it is important to recall the announcement that got the ball rolling and basically started it all (the GNU/Linux operating system) because it was in 1983, not 1991. We reproduce in full the announcement.



  9. Links 25/9/2021: Wine 6.18 and Chromium Complier Woes

    Links for the day



  10. [Meme] When the EPO Watches Everything ('Dissidents', Media, Etc.) and Isn't Being Watched by Anybody

    The EPO is taking Europe for a wild ride; Everything is a vehicle for the very same agenda, with nobody left to hold it accountable or ask any tough questions… (even the media is in the EPO’s back pocket or back seat)



  11. Virtual Oversight

    “eMeetings” that simulate an impression of oversight are like ‘ViCo’ to simulate access to justice; will that ever change and will oversight be restored at EPOnia, Europe’s second-largest institution?



  12. The Corporate Coup Against the Soul of the Free Software Community Is Not Over

    The erosion of community role in the development of GNU/Linux is a growing problem; part of the problem is that large corporations target technical and philosophical (perceived) leaders in coordinated smear campaigns, led by media they own



  13. IRC Proceedings: Friday, September 24, 2021

    IRC logs for Friday, September 24, 2021



  14. Links 24/9/2021: GNU Coreutils 9.0, BattlEye GNU/Linux Support

    Links for the day



  15. [Meme] 'Linux' Foundation is Greenwashing Microsoft Again, Misusing the Linux Brand Like Nobody's Business

    Microsoft has weaponised the Linux brand to dub a toxic company like itself (helping notoriously polluting companies and generating lots of waste, both directly and through planned obsolescence, inefficient software, DRM, etc.) as "green"



  16. Richard Stallman to Speak (in Person) in Poland, Dedicate the Talk to Medical Professionals

    Days after his talk in Ukraine Richard Stallman plans to do the same in Poland (just announced)



  17. Links 24/9/2021: 30 Years of Europe’s First Root Name Server, Repairability of Laptops Discussed

    Links for the day



  18. ZDNet Has Failed

    ZDNet is on the decline and its demise appears to have greatly accelerated in recent months; we take a quick look at this month's coverage and explain the conflict of interest (it's PR, not news, and it's far too shallow/blatant to simply overlook)



  19. [Meme] Some People Are Just Above the Law

    A lot of people are still flabbergasted or at least baffled/miffed to discover that some people are in effect above the law; not even Europol and Interpol can apprehend and hold them accountable; that needs to change. Had Benoît Battistelli worked for France Télécom S.A. (not the EPO), would he be arrested? What about António Campinos and his drunk son?



  20. NPR and PBS, Both Funded by Bill Gates, Try to Save Him

    Bill Gates continues to corrupt the media and corrupt social control media (such as Twitter) using his money



  21. The EPO Must Forsake Its Diplomatic Immunity and Quit Pretending It's About Patent Law (or Any Law)

    There's no sign of the EPO actually trying to obey the law and correct the mistakes of the past; to make matters worse, the existing administration adds yet more corruption to an already-massive pile while dismissing any form of oversight



  22. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, September 23, 2021

    IRC logs for Thursday, September 23, 2021



  23. Links 24/9/2021: Ubuntu 21.10 Beta, Istio 1.11.3, and More Milestones for Steam Deck

    Links for the day



  24. [Meme] President Campinos Addresses the Legacy of Battistelli's “Strike Regulations”

    A sequence of four EPO memes about those infamous and unlawful “strike regulations” that Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos have exploited to abuse thousands of workers



  25. [Meme] Bill Gates Keeps Digging Himself Deeper in the Grave Each Time He Speaks

    These sorts of ‘interviews’ with Gates’ own propaganda mills (he also pays Twitter now) aren’t going to improve his image; people aren’t infinitely gullible (Source)



  26. Linux Foundation and Other 'Diploma Mills' Say There's Demand for Their Products in Their New 'Research' (Marketing)

    The so-called ‘Linux’ Foundation (LF), together with edX, are basically marketing their services and products, but this is disguised as 'research' (a false narrative widely parroted by shallow and paid-for media partners of theirs), piggybacking brands like “Linux” and buzzwords like “Open Source” (even when they promote proprietary things, e.g. memorisation of proprietary GUIs)



  27. [Meme] The EPO's Carte Blanche and 'Diplomatic Immunity' Card

    EPO staff is being taken for another ride by António Campinos and his cohorts, whose popularity among staff has likely gone down to sub-zero levels already (even faster than Benoît Battistelli)



  28. As Expected, Minimal Pseudo Compliance From EPO Management, Adding Insult to Injury

    SUEPO Central, the core of the staff union of EPO staff (almost 7,000 workers at the EPO, most of whom are SUEPO members), has strong words about the EPO's attitude and stance, which is perhaps unsurprising but still extremely disappointing



  29. Links 23/9/2021: PostgreSQL 14 RC 1 and MidnightBSD 2.1

    Links for the day



  30. Links 23/9/2021: More UPC PR Stunts and IBM (Poettering) TPM for Linux

    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