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Blogger Who Wrote About the EPO's Abuses Retires

Jeremy Phillips
Photo credit: IP Kat blog



Summary: Bloggers' independent rebuttal capability against a media apparatus that is deep in the EPO's pocket is greatly diminished as Jeremy Phillips suddenly retires

TODAY we had clear plans. We had a plan to share a lot more details about the EPO's campaign to chill bloggers, putting aside expensive distortion of the corporate media by the EPO. An unforeseen de facto DDOS attack, however, wasted 2 hours of my time this morning. Also discovered this morning was this bit of sad news about Jeremy from IP Kat. He is probably IP Kat's most prominent person and only days after the EPO's bullying of bloggers becomes publicly known it also becomes publicly known that a blogger who occasionally covered EPO scandals (e.g. when the UK government issued 'damage control' statements regarding EPO) suddenly retires. We don't think that IP Kat ever received threatening letters from the EPO (it did, like Gene Quinn, receive threatening letters from WIPO), but anyway, that may be the subject of another post, set aside for another day.

"He is probably IP Kat‘s most prominent person and only days after the EPO’s bullying of bloggers becomes publicly known it also becomes publicly known that a blogger who occasionally covered EPO scandals (e.g. when the UK government issued ‘damage control’ statements regarding EPO) suddenly retires."This comment from IP Kat (by "Concerned Examiner") last night mentioned a "Spanish press report on the events". We hope that one of our Spanish-speaking readers can kindly provide an English translation for us to publish.

We are saddened to learn that one among relatively few bloggers who cover EPO scandals is retiring. As he put it in his departure message, "most of all I shall miss Merpel" (the other person who covers EPO scandals at IP Kat).

There are many comments being posted there, also from familiar accounts which typically write about the EPO. "Running this blog," said one of them, "must be very energy-intensive and I'm sure it is wise to step away while you still have other projects to pursue."

Well, much work remains to be done regarding EPO transparency (self-imposed or imposed by the European public). We are eager to continue a high pace of publication regarding the EPO. As an anonymous commenter said yesterday, "Europe is ripping itself and democracy apart. Hungary, now Poland too.

“...I too am afraid that the AC representatives do see no need, as their expertise regarding law is limited to patent matter, while their views are influenced by lobbyists in their home countries as well as within the EPO.”
      --Anonymous
"The EPO is just another sign that people are now willing to inform themselves anymore, and democracy does not work when people simply follow masses.... And seeing what is happening all around, I too am afraid that the AC representatives do see no need, as their expertise regarding law is limited to patent matter, while their views are influenced by lobbyists in their home countries as well as within the EPO."

"We will have to wait for the ILO administrative tribunal, but they cannot repair things, they can just say "what you did was illegal", and offer nothing else. IF the governing body of ILO does not throw the EPO out, as the EPO is severely damaging the functionality of the ILO-AT...."

The latter part is a reference to a subject we covered here a month ago and Merpel did too. Please help us shed light on the truth inside the EPO by translating articles and sending us input. The EPO now spend nearly a million dollars (in a year!) just distorting the media. Don't let them get away with "happy" propaganda that's utterly false/fictional [1, 2].

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