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05.29.20

Weaponised Media Promoting an Illegal Patent System (UPC), Exploiting Major Pandemic in the Process

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 1:29 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Two vans: 'Unitary' SME killer “single European patent system”

Summary: The whole ‘unitary’ scam/ploy (merely a Trojan horse for litigation and low-quality/invalid patents) is being promoted by Thierry Breton as EU Internal Market Commissioner (in spite of illegalities and constitutional issues), merely reinforcing the view that the EU is rather complicit in the abuses perpetrated by Team Battistelli; the media in the pockets of oligarchs and litigation firms (fronting for these oligarchs) plays along, as usual

THE European Patent Office (EPO) is not governed by scientists but by politicians (of political families). Currently it is António Campinos, who has not a clue what he talks about, so he’s name-dropping meaningless buzzwords instead. We’re pretty certain that the technical examiners can see through his ignorance; he’s technically illiterate. Yet he summoned the audacity to pressure judges to allow software patents in Europe… probably for no reason other than so-called ‘production’.

“This certainly tarnishes the image of the EU; the EPO is a liability here…”Unfortunately, the EU seems eager to defend rather than blast the EPO for its illegal behaviour. This certainly tarnishes the image of the EU; the EPO is a liability here…

Corrupt Thierry Breton is currently promoting an illegal system for his mate Benoît Battistelli, as noted by one oligarchs-funded Web site the other day and then by another which said:

The European Union needs to speed up its plans to create a unitary patent system, as the current regulations are “too expensive and fragmented”, said EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton.

Addressing members of the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee on Monday, Thierry Breton drew attention to previous EU attempts to create a single European patent system as a means of promoting technological innovation.

“The EU has a solid framework for intellectual property, but the current system needs to be much more efficient. It is too fragmented and too expensive. And it needs to be adapted to the challenges of the digital age and the environment”, said Thierry Breton. The creation of a “single European patent system” is one of the bloc’s top priorities as part of a series of political priorities following the coronavirus control, he added.

So “political priorities following the coronavirus control” is an SME killer? Seriously? The super-rich people got a lot wealthier during the pandemic (many articles about it this month), mostly at the expense of dying SMEs along with the middle class. And what does Thierry Breton seek to accomplish? Sadly, this is directly associated with the EU, not just the German government. What will historians make of it? It’s worth noting that every statement quoted above (from Breton) is patently false. Considering his fraudulent career, that’s rather normal from him…

Anyway, we very strongly doubt the UPCA’s successor (if any will exist) can be rammed down our throats. There are serious constitutional issues in several countries, never mind Germany’s (or Brexit).

“Anyway, we very strongly doubt the UPCA’s successor (if any will exist) can be rammed down our throats. There are serious constitutional issues in several countries, never mind Germany’s (or Brexit).”Team UPC has not given up just yet, at least not the most radical factions of it (those who fabricate and disseminate false rumours). Here come Bristows again, spreading fictional nonsense, then bragging about it in Twitter and in their blog, amplifying the lies told to and via Juve (where Amy Sandys works for Team UPC as their megaphone; Juve became worse than a joke in a matter of few years).

“Rich Pinckney and others spoke to @JuvePatent about the future of the patent litigation market after UK government’s decision to withdraw from the #UnifiedPatentCourt,” Bristows tweeted and wrote:

Richard Pinckney spoke to editor Amy Sandys of Juve Patent about the future of UK’s patent litigation market, after the government’s decision to withdraw from the Unified Patent Court.

Notice the term “patent litigation market” (yes, market).

So we have ‘production’ (of monopolies) and a ‘market’ (of lawsuits).

“Notice the term “patent litigation market” (yes, market).”Great vision for Europe, eh?

“What do you do for a living, Sir?”

“I produce papers for the lawsuits market, Madam!”

This is basically the image Team UPC lays out for Europe. Great for them; not for anybody else…

Speaking of the UPC, yesterday the EPO unleashed this bizarre tweet and “news” (or misuse of the EPO’s “news” section for political pandering, another cheap political stunt) (warning: epo.org link).

“So we have ‘production’ (of monopolies) and a ‘market’ (of lawsuits).”As readers are aware, Brazil will soon surpass Spain when it comes to the number of COVID-19-associated deaths. But to hell with Brazil, the US or even the UK (part of EPC)… the political pandering has an agenda in mind. The EPO did this for Spain yesterday and Italy last month… but never for the UK (worst affected). Did the EPO write a “news” article for solidarity with the British people, where the “official” death toll is now somewhere around 38,000 (and real one estimated at over 50,000)? No.

But maybe because Spain opposes UPC or anything like it (for legitimate reasons) the EPO hopes to pull something off. Maybe not…

Here’s the text published yesterday:

Spain has declared a period of mourning until 5 June as a result of the lives lost from Coronavirus. The management and staff of the EPO wishes to express their deepest sympathy for the people of Spain and our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who have been lost.

As an act of solidarity in these difficult times, the Office has lowered the Spanish flags or marked them with a sign of mourning at its sites.

The tweet said: “We join the people of Spain as they enter a period of mourning and will lower the Spanish flag at our premises in Munich and the Hague. The flags will remain at half-mast until 5 June as we remember the lives lost and families affected by Covid-19…” (28 May 2020)

“Never let a health crisis go to waste, right?”As if the EPO ever valued people’s lived; many of the patents granted by the EPO cause people to die because they’re poor. And staff of the EPO is chronically depressed due to the EPO’s abuses. But never mind that. Never let a health crisis go to waste, right?

05.28.20

The EPO Became a Very Radical Institution

Posted in Europe, Patents at 7:13 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

…And The World Will Not Change for the Better Unless or Until People Demand That

Gollum Two Face: Somebody not called Battistelli
Did anybody really think that a person chosen by Battistelli to succeed Battistelli would be any different? As SUEPO put it 2 months ago: “Are we back to the Battistelli era?”

Summary: Projection tactics are doomed to say more about the people who utilise them than about anybody else; the EPO has become so autocratic and corrupt that corruption is seen as normal and workers who explain this corruption are framed as “irrational” or “crazy” or “radical”

TRUISMS be told, no society is stagnant. Things change all the time. Politically, economically, legally…

Remember that hundreds of years ago we had no copyright law, no patent law, and drug distributions were governed very differently. We’re not passing criticism or hailing particular policies; it’s just an observation.

Society generally changes over time; sometimes the changes are driven solely by whatever we call them: oligarchs, kings, plutocrats, masters and feudal lords… these tend to be top-down changes, either intended to appease the ‘masses’ (‘plebs’, ‘peasants’…) or to forcibly crush them. Pacifying the people means that rebellion becomes less likely; a form of power compromise… “I hand over to you some of the powers previously reserved to me, so perhaps you’ll accept my authority if not very existence…”

“Mr. Campinos does not even respect a fundamental right like free speech. He has blocked Techrights (imposing the block on about 7,000 people) for nearly 2 years.”Techrights isn’t (and was never) a revolutionary site. Political? Hardly. Daily Links might be… but criticisms of the EPO, for instance, deal with law and with technical matters. The political aspects come to it only because politicians like António Campinos and Benoît Battistelli (also sons of politicians) were put in charge. This was never supposed to happen. Campinos comes from a rather ‘radical’ socialist family; he lacks background in the sciences (no wonder he thinks we need software patents in Europe) and thus far his sole preoccupation at the EPO was with “production”, i.e. giving as many monopolies as possible, usually to very large companies. No doubt his father (if he was still alive) would be extremely disappointed. Mr. Campinos does not even respect a fundamental right like free speech. He has blocked Techrights (imposing the block on about 7,000 people) for nearly 2 years.

“It’s too easy to accuse others of what oneself is already abundantly guilty of.”The way I see it, Battistelli and Campinos are the Mao types; no wonder they embark on so many photo tours and take photo ops with the Communist Party of China (CPC, or CCP). Suits them right…

The Marxist ‘Educate, agitate, organise’ [1, 2, 3] comes to mind; and then they have the audacity to portray critics and antagonists of theirs as anarchic, blocking their sites, threatening them, claiming that they engage in “defamation” (guess who the courts deemed to be guilty of defamation; those are cheap projection tactics).

It’s too easy to accuse others of what oneself is already abundantly guilty of. For instance, they’d have the public believe that anyone who does not agree with them is somehow a “radical” “rebel”; or as Dr. Chrissi Nerantzi put it:

Is encouraging openness and diverse networks really radical? After all, what are we all here for? Universities are here to create new knowledge and disseminate it for the social good, to make a difference.

Unlike the patent system, which limits the dissemination by restriction and litigation. In its very beginning it was at least conceived with positive intentions; it rewarded people to publish (in paper form) their tricks and tips, various methodologies and designs that when assembled could produce innovative new products like efficient grinding mills. Not some bloody algorithm that presents a progress bar on a screen or some perturbed form of pig, whose genetics were edited for the sole purpose of obesity (glorified breeding) and of course monopolisation.

“As we’ve pointed out here many times over the years, the ideas expressed by patent maximalists are far more radical.”People like myself and many others who pursue changes to the status quo — be it in software or the patent system that ruins software developments — aren’t radical at all. As we’ve pointed out here many times over the years, the ideas expressed by patent maximalists are far more radical. A quick look at Watchtroll oftentimes shows unbelievably zealous and antisocial behaviour. That is why we never ever link to that site anymore (it’s the only such site); the EPO’s management not only links to that site but closely cooperates with it. That says a lot about the radical nature of today’s EPO. If anyone out there is radical it’s not us. “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings,” Cheris Kramerae famously said. Yes, we’re ‘radical’ in that sense that we believe in — Heaven forbid! — justice.

05.27.20

UPC Lies That Make One Laugh…

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 10:49 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Two dogs bad joke: ...come the entry into force of the European Patent Package. won't happen. in its current form... It's dead. Oh, look! A kat!... Bristows

Summary: IP Kat and Bristows (overlaps exist) are still pretending that the UPC is coming because reality doesn’t seem to matter anymore, only self-serving agenda

THE TRUTH does not matter to lobbyists and hacks. All that matters to them is what pays…

Team UPC is a classic example of 24/7 “lying machines…”

“It’s rather astounding what kinds of lies they can get away with, even claiming the very opposite of what’s true (e.g. UPC being for SMEs).”What makes those machines rather unique is that they’ve relentlessly worked for nearly a decade. It’s rather astounding what kinds of lies they can get away with, even claiming the very opposite of what’s true (e.g. UPC being for SMEs).

Authored by Sophie Corke yesterday was this “Wednesday Whimsies” item. Filed under “fundamental rights” is an item that does anything but

Remember that patents aren’t rights, either. Let alone anything fundamental… unless you ask patent fundamentalists.

“Remember that patents aren’t rights, either. Let alone anything fundamental… unless you ask patent fundamentalists.”It doesn’t even take much effort to find the scent of corruption; they do this almost every week, advertising for Benoît Battistelli‘s ‘law’ school and pushing (recyclying) lies from European Patent Office (EPO) management. Copyright maximalists and patent maximalists’ front groups can view this blog as their megaphone and here’s what placement CEIPI got yesterday: “The Center for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) at the University of Strasbourg has announced details of its forthcoming Diploma on Patent Litigation in Europe, successful completion of which will allow patent attorneys to represent clients before the UPC and advise on unitary patent matters, come the entry into force of the European Patent Package.”

Come what?

I cannot blame Mr. Henrion for laughing at this. Nor can I say that this surprises me…

“Remember that the so-called ‘law’ school chose a criminal to become its chief.”So the ‘Kat’ is once again advertising for CEIPI which is run by Battistelli while pushing the UPC delusion to leaders and readers. Why? What on Earth happened to this blog? We wrote a number of blog posts on this subject. tl;dr it’s no longer run by the same people and the direction is altogether different.

Henrion responded to the part which says “come the entry into force of the European Patent Package.” He called that “patent attorneys recycled in patent judges without a law degree.”

Remember that the so-called ‘law’ school chose a criminal to become its chief. Lecturers weren’t happy; what would students think? Wouldn’t it be funny if this ‘law’ school got raided one day and its chief put under arrest with lots of serious allegations/charges? What would the university say?

“Maybe the crook from CEIPI can seek to bribe some more press outlets and politicians to change that…”Anyway, aside from the above we’ve just noticed Bristows (Gregory Bacon) pretending that UPC faces issues only “in its current form…”

Keep dreaming…

They’re catching up with old news and then adding: “The written question from Mr Breyer comprised the three questions below. The Commission should answer (non-priority) written questions within 6 weeks but often this time limit is not met.”

That question is, if anything, symbolising growing resistance among politicians to the UPC. There’s no real political will anymore. Maybe the crook from CEIPI can seek to bribe some more press outlets and politicians to change that…

What are students being taught at CEIPI? Lying, cheating and bullying? If one is to judge by who gets promoted, that might be the underlying lesson.

05.26.20

EPO Propaganda on Steroids (or on EPO)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:23 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Related: Leaked E-mails From the EPO’s Roberto Vacca Reveal That Patent Quality at the European Patent Office Has Become Farcical

EPO: We're the world's best patent office. Reality: Works from sofa

EPO: Our staff is lazy, we run out of money and we must cut pay; Reality: EPO management hires incompetent friends and spouses, gambles billions EPO illegally collected

Summary: What EPO management is saying and what is actually happening

Breton (EU) ‘Joins’ Team UPC to Help His Buddy Battistelli… Again

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 4:00 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Benoît Battistelli still in the shadows…

Battistelli-Breton photo-op

Summary: As expected, Breton acts as little but an EPO tool, looking to prop up supremacy of patent litigation over science and innovation

WHO would have guessed…

Everyone.

This morning a Bill Gates-funded (bribed) Web site spoke about Breton helping his buddy Battistelli become ‘king’ of an illegal system, designed by those looking to make Europe a litigation continent instead of innovation continent. The ridiculous puff piece only repeats all the lies (fact-checking not required) and starts with: “The EU should speed up plans to create a single European patents system because the current setup is “too expensive and fragmented,” Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton has said.”

“They’ve been lying for over a decade, so why stop now?”This is already being quoted by Team UPC this morning, though we found it through Benjamin Henrion.

This is a lie from Breton (everything he says). He now sounds like Michel Barnier, another Frenchman serving Battistelli’s agenda (hence António Campinos agenda too; remember who set up this job for him).

We don’t expect UPC propaganda to stop, not even after the UPC's death. They’ve been lying for over a decade, so why stop now?

05.25.20

Working From Home on Patent Monopolies Would Lower Their Quality and Perceived Legitimacy

Posted in Europe, Patents at 7:05 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Working from home
Myself working from home (photo from this morning)

Summary: The patent system wherein people grant monopolies from their sofas and bedrooms isn’t helping the already-eroded perception/image of patent offices that mostly grant patents to massive multinationals (and far too many patents overall)

AS every honest patent examiner is aware, there’s a socio-economic/political element to patents. There’s a reason why the EPO has been run by politicians for about a decade (António Campinos and Benoît Battistelli are neither jurists nor scientists). We end up with stuff like software patents in Europe not because actual coders/developers/programmers want these; there’s just a lot of lobbying from law firms and monopolists, looking for help from the European Patent Office to create/enforce additional monopolies. The USPTO is the same and there may be rare exceptions like India, where policy sometimes leans towards the public interest. Sometimes at least…

“Bear in mind that Amazon and Facebook pursue lots of European Patents, many of which on software.”This post isn’t a rant about the patent system in general; I never called for all patents to be abolished, but it seems clear that millions of patents per year are far too much to keep abreast of. They’re not indicative of greater innovation pace; they’re just a symptom of “patentism” (patent law going completely out of order; patents are being granted just for the sake of more patents being granted, causing more litigation and preventing broad market access).

A few days ago Robert Frank published in CNBC the article American billionaires got $434 billion richer during the pandemic and as examples he said: “Bezos added $34.6 billion to his wealth and Zuckerberg picked up $25 billion.” (Also in the news right now: “Inside the Latest Plan to “Bankrupt” and Privatize Social Security”)

Bear in mind that Amazon and Facebook pursue lots of European Patents, many of which on software. What does the EPO’s staff get in return? Well, Office management is lowering salaries and rewards/pensions/benefits to EPO staff. Think working from home is an indulgence?!?! Ask EPO staff how they feel about it. Many friends and relatives of theirs, both in the private and public sector, are on paid leave. Besides, the EPO is sitting on billions of euros it’s not supposed to have, so why not give staff a break — a chance to calm down amid public panic and stress? Instead, the Office management forces these people to work until midnight if not later.

What would be the quality of work at times like these? Think about it.

“The quality of EPO output has been low for quite a few years. Forcing staff to work from home would only add to erosion in quality.”I myself have worked from home since around 2007. I sleep early and wake up early. My ‘daytime’ job is actually a nighttime job (to help pay the bills), but I never write articles at particular times of the day. How are EPO workers expected to write search reports and properly research prior art etc. from their living rooms at 11PM at night? With family members asleep nearby or watching TV with the volume up…

The quality of EPO output has been low for quite a few years. Forcing staff to work from home would only add to erosion in quality. They cannot even seek help/consultation from nearby staff at a desk close to them.

Is the purpose of this patent system just to build fences to protect the likes of Zuckerberg and Bezos or to actually promote and defend innovation? Whose service are those patent workers assigned to? Are they helping the European public or a bunch of foreign oligarchs who exploit this pandemic to add trillions in personal wealth (without even paying tax on it)?

The Attitude of António Campinos Toward Courts and Toward Justice Same as Benoît Battistelli’s

Posted in Europe, Law, Patents at 6:45 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

EPO lapdog: I said we'd not obey courts; I didn't even show up for trials against me ...while AC acted as Office lapdog

Summary: 6 years down the road we’re still dealing with unaccountable tyrants who laugh at the law, laugh at lawmakers and disregard law enforcers (like the Trump regime across the Atlantic)

“If you’re seeking #patent protection in one or more EPO member states,” the European Patent Office (EPO) wrote this morning, “you can choose either to follow the national procedure in each or to take the European route, which confers protection in all the member states in a single procedure.”

They give the false impression that the UPC exists; what procedure do they speak of exactly? If you want to sue a company with a single procedure, than it’s done one state at a time. You would then need to validate in individual states and sue in each one individually, so no wonder European Patents are mostly of Germany and non-European countries (hardly a European system, except in name).

Suffice to say, António Campinos kept lying about the UPC, which Benoît Battistelli hoped to be the head of, enshrining software patents in Europe as “legal” in clear and direct violation of the EPC (like today’s USPTO casually ignores Alice/35 U.S.C. § 101).

“How can a patent office lecture us on patent law and the need to obey authority when it not only breaks the law all the time but also laughs out at law enforcers?”But this is the kind of mentality that doomed the UPC; all that lying and the attacks on judges (or people attempting to uphold the EPC) backfired spectacularly. The EPO lapdog known as the “AC” was far too subservient; it’s like it became a branch or an extension of the Office, which is totally not acceptable. Notice how in direct violation of the law, exploiting the COVID-19 crisis/emergency, the Office outsourced the legal processes to Microsoft. Just over a week ago we were once again also reminded that the judges exiled to Haar lack their independence from the Office and “Kant” responded to “MaxDrei” (comment appeared this morning) to say:

In another place MaxDrei wrote:
“So let’s zoom in on the notion of the separation of powers between the legislative, judicative and executive branches of government. The EPC’s EPO is not the legislative branch. It should confine itself to the other two pillars of the Rule of Law, right?”

The problem arises is that the AC can only amend A53(b) under A33(1)(b) by a unanimous vote, which is not required for a rule change. If the AC by means of a change of the rules is also empowered to amend the articles, this is contradictory to the wishes of the contracting states as expressed by the EPC.

So here we are more than half a decade since Battistelli imposed an illegal “house ban” on Judge Corcoran and nothing is changing, except all the judges are collectively punished and now reside or work somewhere in Haar (or home). Maybe they even do all their work over Microsoft webstreams, again in violation of the underlying rules, which the EPO is happy to simply ignore.

“The patent barons insist that patent monopolies must carry on flowing, even if they’re granted by people with pyjamas at home.”How can a patent office lecture us on patent law and the need to obey authority when it not only breaks the law all the time but also laughs out at law enforcers? What a totally bizarre institution the EPO has become; with billions in its coffers (it’s not supposed to have that money!) instead of giving staff a paid leave amid unprecedented global crisis it forces them to work at the same pace from home with kids around them and insuffifient access to necessary equipment. The patent barons insist that patent monopolies must carry on flowing, even if they’re granted by people with pyjamas at home.

05.24.20

Ode to the ‘Orange One’

Posted in Europe, Patents at 12:58 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Poem for António Campinos, the EPO‘s chief for this fraudulent family business (E.P.O., Inc.)

Bill Clinton Before and After: She sucked so much that she even lost to trump

Summary: Bush Senior and Junior, Hillary/Bill Clinton and now António Battistelli (or Benoît Campinos); are we dealing with monarchies/monarchs and pledges of allegiance or with public institutions beholden to the public, to be governed by the law?

OH, dear Campinos

My dearest António Campinos
A public health crisis
Brought trouble and woes

My kids are at home
The spouse unemployed
You kept me up till midnight
My life is an occupational void

Babysitting at daytime
Granting monopolies past midnight
The pay is reduced
But I keep up the fight

Sacred production targets be met
How else will I secure your BONUS
I pledge allegiance to dear thy
My dear orange POTUS

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