10.08.19

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EPO Management Flies Halfway Across the Globe for Photo Ops in Country With 0.02% of European Patents

Posted in Europe, Patents at 11:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Maybe the trip (airplane journey and related fares/expenses, not to mention pollution) costs more than those patents

Malaysia European Patents
Those pluses can also be interpreted as decline in patent quality

Summary: In a desperate effort to seem like a leading and influential institution the Office goes to great lengths — even literally — to shake hands over a bunch of nothing (the Battistelli modus operandi)

“Want to know how the EPO assesses evidence?”

So said the European Patent Office (EPO) a few hours ago. If only examiners had the time required to properly do this…

As we explained earlier today, at all levels the EPO is failing to do so. It’s intentional.

António Campinos — just like Battistelli (and their friends and family, they’re like a royal family!) — do not need evidence; they just need lots and lots of patents. Even loads of fake ones. As for evidence from management itself? Well, it fabricates it, just like the so-called ‘studies’ (to justify unnecessary cuts or shutting up those who study patent quality/compliance). Sheer corruption at the very top (management) to get whatever the President wants…

“We already wrote about similar MoUs that Battistelli signed, sometimes in countries without a single European Patent!”The EPO has just announced that it “sign[ed] reinforced partnership agreement with Malaysia” (warning: epo.org link) for more EPO photo ops (even Ernst was there). They sought partnership in a country with barely any European Patents and virtually no human rights as judged by Western standards (almost like the EPO where rulers silence people and ‘vanish’ them as they did Patrick Corcoran). “EPO President António Campinos and the Director General of the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO), Dato’ Mohd. Roslan bin Mahayudin, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Reinforced Partnership,” it said. What does that involve other than the photo ops (marketing)? Not much. We already wrote about similar MoUs that Battistelli signed, sometimes in countries without a single European Patent!

But on goes the charade. Meanwhile, Riana Harvey of the feline blog‘s “Tuesday Thingies” advertises an event of patent trolls and the corrupt EPO — not necessarily the exception from this weekly take (sometimes links to Watchtroll are posted in large volume; this is standard routine from IP Kat in 2019, which says a lot about what IP Kat became). Further down they also advertise for 4iP Council. Here we go:

So, here is a special Tuesday Thingies miscellany post, solely dedicated to events coming up soon!

[...]

2. LESI & EPO High-Growth Technology Business Conference 2019, from 4th-5th November 2019, at Aviva Stadium (Lansdowne Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland).
This is the first-ever conference to be jointly organised by the European Patent Office and the Licensing Executive Society International (LESI), and provides a platform for high-growth enterprises and others in their innovation ecosystem to learn about business strategy and IP management, with panel discussions and breakout sessions offered for two conference tracks: business and intellectual property. Full details are available here.

[...]

4iP Council webinar – ‘From idea to profit – Learn to leverage your intellectual property’
4iP Council is hosting a webinar presented by Dr Begoña Gonzalez Otero, Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, which aims to provide an insight into the nature of IPRs and the reasons why SMEs and start-ups should integrate them into their business planning at an early stage. Types of IPR will be compared and their strategic value considered from the perspective of a business person with no legal background. The webinar will be held on 17th October 2019, 16:00-17:00 CET (or 3-4pm BST). You can register here, and attendees can explore 4iP Council’s interactive guides prior to the seminar here.

Licensing Executive Society International (LESI) is a front group for a lot of patent trolls and 4iP Council lies about SMEs in an effort to promote things like the UPC.

“Sadly for all of them, however, the judges in Germany watch things closely and they have already stated in the upper echelons of Berlin that there’s no decision or ratification before Brexit’s fate is known (and it doesn’t appear like we shall know by month’s end, either).”Is the UPC still alive? No.

When did we even see any progress associated with it? Years ago?

Max Walters has just made the case for UPC never existing at all, partly because of Brexit; The text below is outside the paywall and it’s almost self-explanatory. (clue: CJEU is one of the main contention points, so to suggest its increased involvement in UPC would further complicate matters)

The EU General Court’s creation of specialist IP chambers should prompt the CJEU to follow suit and capitalise on the UPC if it comes into force, specialists say

What “specialists”? Oh, yes, it’s Managing IP, a rag for and by the litigation lobby. So they mean litigation specialists, i.e. people who profit from litigation…

The likes of LESI and backers of 4iP Council. The likes that EPO management is in bed with and IP Kat gives a platform to. Sadly for all of them, however, the judges in Germany watch things closely and they have already stated in the upper echelons of Berlin that there’s no decision or ratification before Brexit’s fate is known (and it doesn’t appear like we shall know by month’s end, either).

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