06.16.20

Tilmann & Tilmann: Has Juve Been Reduced to a Team UPC Propaganda Apparatus?

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 10:19 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Team UPC at Juve

Summary: Juve — like the rest of Team UPC — is lobbying for the UPC (both illegal and unconstitutional) under the guise of ‘journalism’

BACK in the days, before the European Patent Office’s management was bribing and blackmailing publishers (Benoît Battistelli did this ever so shamelessly and António Campinos continues to block sites that expose EPO corruption) Juve did some decent work. A lot of it came from Christina Schulze. But things aren’t the same anymore. About a week ago Juve wrote the usual slant in its biased English site. It's little more than a Team UPC megaphone and has been just that since its launch. Its latest article (by Schulze) is, as usual, not quoting critics of the UPC or hardly mentioning any. Like they don’t exist! Like they have no opinion or their position is simply invalid, uninformed etc. See the screenshot above. Those are some of the most extreme people from Team UPC. One can guess who subsidises this crap.

“Its latest article (by Schulze) is, as usual, not quoting critics of the UPC or hardly mentioning any. Like they don’t exist! Like they have no opinion or their position is simply invalid, uninformed etc.”We’ve mentioned at least twice before and FFII wrote at least two press releases/articles about it. Team UPC is of course going to accentuate the ‘positive’. This morning Bristows’ Myles Jelf writes about this for the second time in a week, claiming that:

As reported here, the German government announced in March that it intended to continue working to enable the introduction of the unitary patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) system. It has now been reported by JUVE here that the Federal Ministry of Justice is consulting on a new draft bill to enable Germany to ratify the UPC Agreement (and, before it actually ratifies, to consent to the provisional application phase starting). However, if the new draft bill is passed by the requisite majority of the Bundestag (so overcoming the successful ground in Dr Stjerna’s constitutional complaint against the previous draft bill, reported here), there are still potential problems.

Well, Dr Stjerna is ready to take action again, based on some reports and rumours. It’s not as simple as an official slipping in some piece and paper and voila! Done! This whole thing would accomplish nothing; it would only embarrass those looking to break the law, bypass the constitution, spit on the constitution court (Justices) and so on. They’ve already made it clear that the decision goes well beyond that 2/3 majority; they just didn’t get around to discussing all the finer details in their decision. We covered this before, based on reports in German. They’re very explicit about this.

Team UPC, however, tries to make it all seem a lot simpler than it really is; they’ve been doing it for years (the headline above is “German government consults on new draft bill for Germany to ratify UPC Agreement,” which is overly optimistic even by their own admission!) and they won’t stop doing it any time soon.

The media’s role in UPC lobbying has long been reckless and abhorrent. It corrodes trust in media (in general).

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