08.25.21

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A Closer Look at Baltic States’ Membership in the EPO and the Significance

Posted in Europe at 9:31 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: We’re progressing towards the ‘meat’ of the series about Finland and Baltic states, whose reckless policy wonks are partly responsible for the demise of the EPO

Having just published part two of the series, a series that deals with enablers of Benoît Battistelli (and to some degree António Campinos as well), we now publish another video about the EPO.

“We caution in advance any proud Finns who might wrongly perceive this as us ‘bashing’ Finland…”We recently learned that a lot of the lobbying for European software patents comes from Finland, not just from Nokia (we wrote about this way more than a decade ago and condemned Nokia for this) but also Finnish officials of Campinos, who go to the UK (not EU) to promote software patents. No coding experience required; it’s like a religion to them.

Heli Pihlajamaa and flag of FinlandWe caution in advance any proud Finns who might wrongly perceive this as us ‘bashing’ Finland; this isn’t about nationalism or racism or whatever… it is about explaining the patterns we see and political systems which enable abuses (countries aren’t monoliths; there are also political parties). A week ago, in a prior series, we already spoke about some of these issues. We said that “the Finnish media reported that the head of the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH), Martti Enäjärvi, had been convicted on charges of repeated misuse of his official credit card over a period of five years between 2005 and 2010. The total amount involved was reported to be of the order of € 50,000.”

Stay tuned for Part III. There will be about 20 parts in total.

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