04.29.20

Tidying Up 13 Years of EPO Archives

Posted in Europe, Patents, Site News at 9:51 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Cable Tidy

Summary: Getting around to a well-overdue repartitioning or reclustering of our Wiki to catalogue work/research/publication about EPO blunders

WITH more than 3,500 articles, most of them from 2015 onwards, the European Patent Office wiki page became as bloated as 700+ kilobytes of HTML, so today we took advantage of some spare time to split it, perhaps belatedly, into half a dozen installments. Older years can be accessed [1, 2, 3, 4, 5], searched, and we’ve retained the colour-coding for topics/themes. Aside for that we have particular pages for particular topics. Last updated a year ago iwa this page about Benoît Battistelli and we’re manually maintaining a page for António Campinos, who blocks Techrights still (preventing all employees from accessing the site from work). Truth and accuracy (well-founded information) is a “scary” and “dangerous” thing, isn’t it? When one lives a lie…

Techrights respects old EPO leaders, generally favours the EU, wants better innovation and also greater justice for all (patents, workers, the public).”Techrights is not anti-EPO; it is pro-EPO but the older EPO, the one that led the charts for working conditions, quality of work and so on. Techrights respects old EPO leaders, generally favours the EU, wants better innovation and also greater justice for all (patents, workers, the public). UPC is the exact opposite of it; it represents a coup of the litigation 'industry' last mentioned this morning. They measure “progress” by number and cost of lawsuits (the more, the merrier to their bank accounts), neither justice nor science. Last year we created wiki pages for “UPC” (here) and for “Unitary Patent” (here) using a program we wrote for analysing all our past pages. These are two separate pages because we occasionally referred to the hypothetical system by different names (it has had many names over the years and may have more in the future).

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