04.03.20

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Digital Communication, Digitalisation and Videogaming Among the EPO’s Latest Smokescreens for Illegal and Abstract Patents on Algorithms

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 8:44 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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“EPO objective for 2023 is to spread its harmful practice to grant software patents to other countries, through the IP5 (USPTO, EPO, JPO, KIPO, CIPO)”Benjamin Henrion, as cited here

Summary: The EPO keeps liaising with the EU to promote patents which EU officials have themselves said were illegal; to make matters worse, the EPO’s violations of its own laws inspire the United States to do the same

THE BATTLE AGAINST software patents in Europe is a long battle against a moving target because European Patent Office (EPO) management keeps shifting and swapping names, bribing European media to play along like the ‘poppa’ of António Campinos shamelessly did. We took note of examples at the time and we showed that those same tricks were later borrowed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). EPO management is proud to be helping the USPTO overcome 35 U.S.C. § 101, in effect helping the examiners in the US grant fake patents to fake ‘production’ and bring more income to the Office (by selling loads of junk that courts and judges would reject… if the accused or defendant could afford the lengthy legal battle/s). We already showed how, quite blatantly in internal documents, the EPO even gloated about this!

“EPO management is proud to be helping the USPTO overcome 35 U.S.C. § 101, in effect helping the examiners in the US grant fake patents to fake ‘production’ and bring more income to the Office (by selling loads of junk that courts and judges would reject… if the accused or defendant could afford the lengthy legal battle/s).”Earlier this week the EPO tweeted, as it had done a week prior, something about “digital communication,” citing its so-called “DigitalisationIndex” (a salad of buzzwords constructed to weakly rationalise patents on algorithms). It’s a new page and we took note of it last month, explaining how it’s used to excuse the big quality plunge that helps accomplish fake 'results' (everything nowadays becomes “digital” or “digitalisation”).

This grotesque spin: “Who’s filing the most patent applications in #digitalcommunication? Find out in this analysis of our latest patent statistics: https://bit.ly/DigitalisationIndex … #EPOPatentIndex pic.twitter.com/DTePwAbVyU”

“Why is the EU happy to participate in the promotion of such illegal patents?”If one leaves out this category, then the EPO sees an actual decline. The EPO welcomes applications for IPs, which means Invalid Patents disguised as European Patents (EPs), i.e. patents European courts will reject (there’s no UPC coming).

And if that’s not bad enough, a short time apart the EPO tweeted: “Recording now available! Stephan Hanne at @EU_IPO & Peter Verhoef at @epoorg discussed videogaming and IP in this recent webinar: https://bit.ly/2xerRqx pic.twitter.com/8JGwJCymcQ”

They discussed software patents disguised as “games” — a kind of computer program — and “hey hi” as explained in this article and later shown graphically in these photos and screenshots. Even by the EPO’s own admission, these are software patents. Why is the EU happy to participate in the promotion of such illegal patents?

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