06.22.20

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Reminder to German Readers: Please Lodge Polite Complaints Against the Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (“BMJV”) Trying to Undermine the Constitution

Posted in Europe, Law, Patents at 5:21 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

First mentioned before the weekend (when we posted a lot of other things; this one is very important)

Tragedy of X the Wise: Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz,

Summary: The Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz (“BMJV”) is trying to cause a constitutional crisis in Germany — all this for the sole purpose of appeasing litigation fanatics, including patent trolls and large firms that aren’t even German (let alone European)

THE other day we took note of this address, to which comments can be sent:

Bundesministerium der Justiz und für Verbraucherschutz
Referat III B 4
Z. H. Frau Lehmann
Mohrenstr. 37
10117 Berlin / Germany
poststelle@bmjv.bund.de
Fax ++49 30 18 580 9525

“We urge German citizens to ensure the Ministry of Justice knows it is at least supposed to enforce justice, not to line the pockets of law firms with branches (and lobbyists) across Germany.”They will likely expect E-mail (and the German language, obviously). A bit of background can be found here and here. The short story is, the Ministry of Justice [sic] and Consumer Protection [sic] is trying to bypass if not ignore a key judgment from the constitutional court of Germany (FCC). People online, even folks from the legal community, have expressed shock and said it was suggestive of Team UPC ‘infiltrating’ the Ministry of Justice, in effect turning matters of law (and constitutions) into pure lobbyism. Should corporations write the very laws that govern them?

We’re still seeing lots of lobbyism in the media. There’s no media anymore, no real journalism…

Our latest Daily Links contained 4 more links about Germany’s position on the UPC being halted by the FCC and Brexit. Those were all from publishers on the side of Team UPC, so not worth emphaising or reporting on (we already did at least 3 rebuttals to some); one of those came from Managing IP, which does sponsored garbage/ads (people who are litigating speak about “Inventing” — something they never did!). The findings are all UPC spin [1, 2, 3, 4]; not even one single objective article about this! The findings or this batch boils down to two law firms, the FT which was bribed by the EPO for UPC lies and puff pieces (we gave examples of these in the past), and the typical Managing IP nonsense; they pretend that the issue isn’t constitutions and laws but “uncertainty for the life sciences industry” [sic] (it’s a misnomer).

We urge German citizens to ensure the Ministry of Justice knows it is at least supposed to enforce justice, not to line the pockets of law firms with branches (and lobbyists) across Germany.

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