02.18.20

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Battistelli Blocked Techrights at EPO (Banned for More Than 5 Years), So CEIPI Won’t Respect Access to Information Either

Posted in Europe, Patents at 6:01 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Welcome to China, I cannot read their pro-UPC tweets

CEIPI blocks me
Corruption can increase and perception of corruption decrease (only the latter is typically being measured) when there’s heavy censorship

Summary: The use of censorship to confront people who talk about (not even expose) corruption isn’t novel; but the adoption of this approach in Europe (not just places like Russia and China) is definitely noteworthy

THE ‘nice’ and ‘gentle’ and ‘kind’ and ‘soft’ António Campinos continues blocking us, in effect maintaining a thug‘s legacy. Don’t ever forget how he did the same at EUIPO. Nothing has actually changed at the European Patent Office (EPO) except the way the managers control the media — if not using bribes then intimidation. Apparently everything has to be ‘under control’ — not only the staff representatives but also the media. It’s appalling. It’s horrible if not horrifying that this goes on in ‘civilised’ Europe. Corruption is swept under the rug to give the false impression that all is well, enabling profound fraud to persist. Remember the Diesel scandals? How many years did those responsible manage to cruise under the radar?

Longtime readers certainly know that we used to focus on the EPO only when it concerned software patents in Europe (“as such”). 6 years ago things took a turn for the worse and media (or blogs) started talking about serious scandals. And sure, some of those who talked about it have since then been removed. Money talks and those who speak (or talk) about corruption can be ousted by those with the money. As the old saying goes, “follow the money…”

“6 years ago things took a turn for the worse and media (or blogs) started talking about serious scandals.”Ask WIPO whistleblowers what happened to them and how media responded to revelations. It mirrors much of what we’ve seen in the EPO and IP Kat, which used to write about EPO corruption (different people), has just published this ad for WIPO. IP Kat has in many ways become the opposite of what it used to be. WIPO does not even care about its own employees. It can only ever pretend to respect tribes and such… (this is what IP Kat helps convey with this ad)

Anyway, someone told us that today there will be an “important PR to kill the UPC as-is”. We recently wrote about a bunch of delusional pieces about the UPC — a subject overlooked or distorted by so-called ‘news’ sites (press releases for the rich with vested interests).

WIPO — and sometimes by extension the UN — promotes “HEY HI” (AI) hype constantly in order to defend bogus software patents (Watchtroll published as recently as yesterday an article entitled “WIPO and U.S. Copyright Office Team Up to Talk Copyright in the Age of AI”) and days ago an EPO mouthpiece (that’s what it became in recent years), World Intellectual Property [sic] Review (WIPR), advertised an event designed to help EPO with software patents propaganda under the guise of “HEY HI” (AI).

“We recently wrote about a bunch of delusional pieces about the UPC — a subject overlooked or distorted by so-called ‘news’ sites (press releases for the rich with vested interests).”Edward Pearcey wrote: “AI-powered machines and software are still reliant on human beings for their existence and development because, for now, we still need to write the code and manufacture the parts.”

This is their typical new trick. Fake/software patents are disguised by the USPTO’s Deputy Director as “MEDICAL” and “HEY HI” as recently as days ago (all the same old tricks, plus a spice of new buzzwords).

There’s also this bit/question: “How many of you think that an AI machine that contributes to the conception of a drug discovery process should be allowed to be an inventor on a patent?”

“Incidentally, our reach to people is being suppressed by those who wish to limit access to different/opposing views.”We’ve recently relegated many items about EPO — notably repetitive things about CRISPR, DABUS and Brexit — to Daily Links. Not much substance in these anymore; just shameless self-promotional spam from law firms.

The Web site “Life Sciences Intellectual Property [sic] Review,” for instance, not only does lobbying for patents on life and nature; it turns out (we’ve checked) it’s also a ‘spam farm’ with ridiculous statements/recruitment fluff of law firms. Why does Google News syndicate such stuff? Ridiculous. Cruft.

“Shortly after responding to this (maybe two minutes) not only did I find that I had been blocked; Twitter apparently blocked all subsequent tweets (about entirely different subjects!) for about an hour.”Incidentally, our reach to people is being suppressed by those who wish to limit access to different/opposing views. CEIPI — which is run by the person who hopes to control UPC (Battistelli) — is still pushing this dead thing (UPC won’t be happening). Earlier today I asked, “is CEIPI a law school or organised crime?” Its affiliation with Battistelli at the top does not help, nor does this new tweet which says: “Enrolment is open for the 2020 edition of the #CEIPI #Training Program on the #UnifiedPatentCourt which will take place in Strasbourg on March 13-14 & April 17-18.”

Shortly after responding to this (maybe two minutes) not only did I find that I had been blocked; Twitter apparently blocked all subsequent tweets (about entirely different subjects!) for about an hour. They must have reported me or something…

So the institution which is run by Battistelli (and was prior to that run by Campinos) has just blocked me in Twitter…

“Not even the EPO’s Twitter account, which I responded to many times for years, resorted to this.”Do I receive a badge of honour or something?

Not even the EPO’s Twitter account, which I responded to many times for years, resorted to this.

Welcome to Europe. It’s almost like China. Maybe soon they’ll also try to abduct me from my home. For ‘causing unrest’ or something along those lines… (in China the pretexts are always intentionally vague and voices are being ‘removed’ or ‘disappeared’ while the regime comes up with plausible-sounding excuses that don’t convince the incredulous public)

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