12.01.19

The EPO’s President Admits He’s Illegally Granting Software Patents (CII, 4IR, IoT, AI and Blockchain Mean Software Patents at the EPO)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 11:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

EPO on blockchains

Summary: The EPO’s chief liar is openly and proudly promoting software patents using buzzwords and hype waves (and mysterious acronyms that are rather meaningless but spread by the media in exchange for money received from the EPO)

THIS OLD video of European Patent Office (EPO) President António Campinos is awesome for a lot of reasons. He’s so shamelessly promoting software patents in Europe and admitting so in public. It’s illegal, but what does he care about the law? He had only been at the Office for a few months at that point, approximately a year after a scandal at his previous employer.

“…he’s not a programmer but a liar and he still pushes the lie of 3 examiners being involved (this has long not been the case; see CQI for instance).”So the President speaks of “inventors and programmers” (yes, programmers), citing “changes and trends” (because it’s all about buzzwords and hype waves), admitting that “blockchain inventions are computer-implemented inventions” (see above; this is what EPO calls software patents), and reassuring about 300 people in the audience (the patent microcosm) that they’re pressuring examiners to grant (“competencies”) these illegal patents in violation of the EPC. It is a pretty damning video; he’s not a programmer but a liar and he still pushes the lie of 3 examiners being involved (this has long not been the case; see CQI for instance).

He is meanwhile meddling (i.e. pressuring judges) in a Board of Appeals case regarding the matter.

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