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EPO Coverage to Increase in 2016, Including UPC Reality Checks

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Summary: Statement of our intention to increase focus on the European Patent Office (EPO) and its massive new PR campaign for the Unitary Patent Court (UPC)

More EPO scandals are to come out shortly (we have not run out of material in our stories backlog) and our coverage this coming year will include more about the UPC. Patent lawyers are celebrating the UPComing chaos (we've recently learned that many apply for UPC-related positions in the UK, even before there's any confirmation or approval thereof). Watch UPC boosters and their antagonists in Twitter [1, 2, 3, 4]. Well, one among several of the boosters, Bastian Best, also sneakily promotes software patents in Europe, as he has done for a number of years (he's a patent lawyer). Bastian Best now explains to fellow patent lawyers how to bypass the rules and trick examiners into granting patents on software.

In any case, this post isn't an explanatory article about the UPC, just a preview of things to some. Always remember who the UPC is for. The stakeholders are similar to those involved in pushing hard for the TPP. The UPC is essentially a Trojan horse 'gift' for Europe.



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