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10.02.19

The EPO Keeps Breaking the Law While Trying to Legalise What’s Illegal

Posted in Europe, Law, Patents at 1:39 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The ‘new’ and ‘improved’ EPO isn’t trying to obey the law but instead to justify breaking it; this renders the concept of European justice cursory or symbolic at best

THE LAWLESSNESS of the European Patent Office (EPO) is becoming a liability for the EU because EU officials — not only former ones like António Campinos — actively participate in it. Battistelli started much of this toxic culture or put it on steroids; Campinos maintains that same supply of steroids, in effect perpetuating the same culture and abuses.

“Battistelli started much of this toxic culture or put it on steroids; Campinos maintains that same supply of steroids, in effect perpetuating the same culture and abuses.”As one might expect, the EPO is still repeating a bunch of laughable lies along with an EU agency, EUIPO, as recently as today and yesterday [1, 2]. For over a week now the EPO has been repeating its Big Lies every single day. So did EUIPO. The latest tweet to that effect: “How do trade marks, patents, registered designs, copyright and other IP rights impact Europe’s economy and employment? Read our new study for further insights…”

Notice they’ve added “copyright” to the mix; neither the EPO nor EUIPO deal with that. But let’s not let such pesky facts get in the way…

“It’s that same old nonsense from Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP).”One of the EPO’s megaphones has just published this piece about “the IP Corporate Strategy Summit in London” (lawyers reconvene with new buzzwords and lies, trying to justify illegal software patents and such nonsense in the litigation capital of the world).

See the text: “AI, IP finance…Industry 4.0…”

It’s that same old nonsense from Managing Intellectual Property (Managing IP). IBM too played a role, being the software patents lobbyist it has long been in every single continent (sans Antarctica; nobody to blackmail/sue there). To quote:

“There is a fair amount of scepticism, however, when you talk with Francis Gurry at WIPO about AI,” she said.

Panellists also discussed the possible use for blockchain in IP. Kevin Fournier, IP lawyer at IBM in Winchester…

How very typical of IBM. As we noted yesterday, the EPO keeps using these buzzwords to promote software patents and IBM plays a considerable role in it. Here comes a Tuesday reminder that EPO is formalising and facilitating such illegal rules that enable illegal patent grants. “The Guidelines for Search and Examination at the EPO as PCT Authority 2019 are now available online for preview. They enter into force on 1 November 2019,” it said.

In the next post we’ll explain and show how the EPO basically ‘legalises’ what’s illegal and unconstitutional (in violation of its founding document, the EPC).

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