08.05.21

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EPO Bribing Scholars to Justify Software Patents, Then Using Narrow Surveys to Justify Unlawful Guidelines for Examiners (e.g. Software Patents as ‘Hey Hi’)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 3:37 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Video download link | md5sum b74a4f2dac9ce9a6400e0f778e980296

Summary: The EPO’s “news” section is still in “propaganda mode” and that propaganda is being propagated even to universities (in service of unlawful agenda)

EPO panzerTHE sight of falsehoods and signs of mischief in RSS feeds necessitates a response.

So far this week we’ve seen the EPO pushing the agenda of European software patents, which Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos do not even understand because they lack a background in science. They certainly do not care about what’s lawful either; the only language they understand is euro (the money) and they hijack their tribunals to serve lobbyists’ agenda, not law. It is a recipe for disaster (many European Patents thrown out by courts) and completely untenable unless they can also hijack courts outside the EPO — a project of theirs that lost momentum/progress (UPC).

“So far this week we’ve seen the EPO pushing the agenda of European software patents, which Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos do not even understand because they lack a background in science.”The video above responds to “Results of user consultation on EPO Guidelines” (warning: epo.org link) and “New call for proposals under revamped Academic Research Programme” (warning: epo.org link) — both a familiar theme that we’ve commented on over the years. Well, as last noted at the end of last year, “EPO Management is Still Distracting From the ‘Elephant in the Room’ by Corrupting Media and Academia”.

The media in Europe does not seem to mind any of this. Some of it is paid by the EPO to look the other way.

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