11.04.20

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The EPO’s Love Affair With Authoritarian Regimes Accompanies Europe’s Embrace of Lawless, Unconstitutional Patent Regimes

Posted in America, Asia, Europe, Law, Patents at 12:42 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The EPO has chosen autocracy and aggression over science and excellence; this never ends well, but some people can become exceedingly rich in the process (destruction)

THE media isn’t talking about it; but that doesn’t mean it isn’t happening.

Judging by the comments here and here, there’s ongoing resentment against the EPO regime of Benoît Battistelli and his friend António Campinos.

“In the name of “innovation” they bring autocracy and corruption, in effect robbing Europeans.”The latter concerns the attack on science itself when it says: “One way to resist is to flag up the work of Harvard Professor Naomi Oreskes (link below) and her current book “Why Trust Science”, to anybody willing to listen. Impressive, in the book, is how she solicits views from other academics and then replies to them. Judge for yourself how convincingly she sees off her academic rivals.”

Signs and flagsFor me, personally, this attack on science is reminiscent of the lobby to deny climate science, deny the seriousness of COVID (here in the UK we now have ~11,000 people critically ill as we head for another nationwide lock-down), and vote for a fascist who doesn’t accept the concept of an election (except when he tries to seize power in the first place). If we in Europe come to accept those type of people, then we’re doomed to suffer. In the name of “innovation” they bring autocracy and corruption, in effect robbing Europeans.

The EPO mentioned a “virtual meeting” this morning, alluding to a webchat from yesterday (warning: epo.org link) when stating: “The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by EPO President António Campinos and Colombia’s Superintendent of Industry and Commerce Andrés Barreto during a virtual meeting yesterday. [...] Under the MoU, over the next five years the Superintendence will be able to make use of the EPO’s work products, tools and practices when granting national patents. The agreement aims to strengthen our co-operation in the provision of efficient, high-quality patent procedures and in support to local innovators, whilst improving market access for European companies who wish to protect their inventions in Colombia.”

Don’t even think Colombia has enough European Patents to justify such a “virtual meeting”; in the case of Cambodia that number is a flat zero (for years). Colombia is an easy ally for such a ‘meeting’ because there’s more for Colombia to gain from the association.

The EPO recently did a couple of similar parades with China. Is this what Europe strives to? China and Colombia? What a FARC.

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