08.30.19

The Collapse of the UPC Would Further Decrease the Perceived Value of European Patents, Which European Courts Rightly Reject

Posted in Europe, Patents at 1:19 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Team UPC also harms the credibility of the EU and is therefore a threat to the community, or to unison and Europe as a bloc

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These overzealous patent maximalists don’t want a united/unified Europe; they just want a lot more money for themselves (at Europe’s expense)

Summary: The patent maximalists are crashing Europe’s patent system; they don’t seem to care as long as they might eventually get some sort of a twisted court system that’s in the pockets of patent maximalists and plays by their rules

“Where is the Unitary Patent?”

This is one of the bulletpoints in this new press release about a propaganda/indoctrination event that used to mention the UPC all over the place and now mentions it only once. The European Patent Office (EPO) never speaks about the UPC anymore. The Battistelli/Campinos regime knows that it’s likely dead, as is the credibility of the Office and patents it grants. It has been noted that the number of applications for European Patents is declining. They’re running out of work. Is anyone shocked? All sorts of software patents and patents on life are not likely to withstand scrutiny in European courts — a subject we shall deal with separately. European Patents are becoming worthless; a dime a dozen (or a dozen thousand euros).

“It has been noted that the number of applications for European Patents is declining. They’re running out of work.”Team UPC hoped that somehow it would turn the tables on the legal system and get a bizarre court system which rewards patent maximalists. Thankfully their scheme turned out to be an utter failure. Now it’s down to intentional, blatant lies.

We’ve noticed a blog post by Bristows LLP‘s Alan Johnson, amplified by Lexology (possibly for some kind of payments, relaying it to a wider audience). The liars from Bristows LLP are diverting away from or distorting the news again; the German government expressed concerns about UPC (it would not ratify irrespective of the FCC because of Brexit), yet Bristows lackeys spin that as the very opposite!

As put in Lexology via another law firm, Brexit dooms UPC/A irrespective of the complaint. Team UPC makes it sound like a delay (they use the word “stall”, but it’s a demise or death). In their own words:

The German Justice Ministry expressed earlier this month that the government will not ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) until the implications of Brexit are clear.

As a side note, conspicuously enough the EPO rejects talent. It actively rejects it. What else can be expected when you offer a salary of 800 euros a month [1, 2]? In central Netherlands!

“I live in that metro,” one of our readers said, “but that’s just peanuts and I wonder how they can even find anyone to do that job; you might as well be looking for interns or homeless people in the streets. I mean, that’s not even a living wage in Western Europe…”

“It probably won’t be long before SUEPO calls for a strike again.”The EPO is a symptom of bigger issues and seeing how EPO abuses aren’t being addressed, one has to wonder…

In another post we’ll write about the injustice and the gross attack on justice at the EPO. Nothing at all has been done by Campinos to address the issue; he arguably made things even worse. It probably won’t be long before SUEPO calls for a strike again.

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