05.18.21

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An Urgent Need to Fix the EPO, Which is Becoming Rogue at Every Level (Even the ‘Legal’ Level)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 6:42 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Helpless examiners are being put in a grave dilemma: violate the EPC or lose the job; it’s meanwhile clear that internal appeals, including referrals to the Boards of Appeal, are also hopeless because these courts or tribunals obey tyrants, not the EPC, and moreover they cover up past abuses of the tyrants

IN exceptional circumstances such as these it’s often suggested that every single member of the management team should be ‘flushed’ out and replaced; but it’s a difficult process in practice as it leaves a complete management vacuum, or oftentimes it introduces a bunch of replacements without any direct experience, possibly to be trained by the very corrupt people who are being expelled for corruption.

“The EPO isn’t interested in fixing itself.”If there’s an “EPO 2″ or “EPO 2.0″ (as some call it), it should not be based on some “New Normal” or unlawful decree by the current cabal (whom staff refers to as “Mafia”). A diplomatic and overwhelmingly bureaucratic assembly of nations needs to happen; they need to revisit the EPC and consider making a replacement for the EPO, basically an ‘EPO done right’. This can be difficult/problematic in practice, however, because of existing European Patents and processes.

Tried fixing the EPO. Got banned by the EPO.At the moment the EPO is a rogue institution that’s robbing or stealing from staff while conning over a dozen nations. It’s just a money-printing operation which misuses the granting authority.

The EPO isn’t interested in fixing itself*. Well, the examiners do want a fix, but they’re powerless in the face of corrupt management surrounded by aggressive and unaccountable goons.

“When an office like this, which unjustly enjoys immunity, can get away with bribing judges, media, academia and so on we know that democracy itself is under severe threat.”EPO management started banning judges. It later blocked IP Kat for exposing the attacks on the Boards of Appeal and condemning them repeatedly, eroding trust in the concept of EPO justice. After that block the blog was never the same anymore; it went as far as censoring comments, not just authors (self-censored mostly). Nowadays the media is bribed and intimidated; all it can say about the EPO is what it is paid to say about the EPO (in the month of May that’s mostly greenwashing and EIA puff pieces).

When an office like this, which unjustly enjoys immunity, can get away with bribing judges, media, academia and so on we know that democracy itself is under severe threat. Here in Techrights we won’t get exhausted or change subject/topic/focus; it’s a serious peril which needs to be addressed until a resolution is reached, even if it takes years. We’re patient enough to fight all the battles, one by one, until we win the war (like the war against the UPC, which we’ve largely won already because nobody even mentions it anymore).
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* “It must do this or it does nothing. If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. This struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, and it may be both moral and physical, but it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress. [...] It must do this or it does nothing. If there is no struggle there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters.”Frederick Douglass

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