07.01.21

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EPO Circus Versus European Constitutions

Posted in Europe, Law, Patents at 1:14 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Spontaneous video about tomorrow morning’s hearing, whose outcome was basically heralded already (partly by virtue of the remote hearing itself)

MY thoughts on this article are set aside and expressed above. There are 13 hours left until the notorious EPO hearing whose outcome was fixed by António Campinos and a Battistelli appointee. In order to tackle European software patents we need to understand what the ‘sausage factory’ looks like. The EPO lacks oversight, it doesn’t care what constitutions say, and justice is just a word, not a principle.

“If the EPO’s tribunals are really this bad, and the only proposed alternative is equally bad (and unconstitutional) UPC, the EPO needs to be rebooted.”It wasn’t always this bad, but this is the present situation, which makes outside intervention imperative and long overdue. If the EPO’s tribunals are really this bad, and the only proposed alternative is equally bad (and unconstitutional) UPC, the EPO needs to be rebooted. It has long deviated from the foundational documents and the only redemption should be wide-ranging.

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