Bonum Certa Men Certa

Don't Believe Team UPC; the UPC is Going Nowhere Fast

It's dead, Jim, take the blinders off

White horse



Summary: Team UPC (the pro-UPC "conspiracy" pursuing self gain through legislation) continues to mislead Europeans by putting the wheeled carriage with the wooden horse on it at the gates of the city, hoping that hundreds of millions of Europeans are clueless enough to let it in

EARLIER TODAY some anonymous people (possibly from the EPO) pinged me regarding the UPC, hinting that it may not be dead just yet. I responded by reaffirming that if it gets renamed and rebranded (as was the case at least thrice in the past), then the conspirators will try to pass it again, under a different umbrella, new marketing, slightly different politicians and so forth. That's just how so-called 'free' 'trade' 'agreements' (not free, not about trade, and definitely more like secret collusions than agreements) typically work their way through the system. Compare TTIP to TISA, for instance, and recall the recent controversy over CETA in Belgium (and by extension the whole of Europe).



"As for the UPC Preparatory Committee (part of the "conspiracy"), it's already pressing the brakes after this "conspiracy" advertised bogus openings/vacancies, for jobs that essentially did not exist and will never exist, unless some miracle happens."Bristows, which is sucking up to the EPO and promoting the UPC (with software patents) to the great detriment of their country and continent (often at IP Kat) sees an opportunity to enrich itself from UPC and continues with its pro-UPC drivel. "Meanwhile," it says, "regarding the UPC project, the topic is expected to be discussed by the EU Competitiveness Council in its meeting on 28 and 29 November 2016, and the UPC Preparatory Committee is meeting in early December 2016. The UK has yet to announce any decision regarding whether or not it will ratify the UPC Agreement."

It won't. That's why nothing is going to happen. As for the UPC Preparatory Committee (part of the "conspiracy"), it's already pressing the brakes after this "conspiracy" advertised bogus openings/vacancies, for jobs that essentially did not exist and will never exist, unless some miracle happens.

We're frankly tired of seeing all that propaganda and the lies from Team UPC. The EPO too repeats its own lies today (we wrote about these before), saying that "60 million Europeans are employed in IPR-intensive industries - out of ~216 million..."

Did you know that ~216 million Europeans use the toilet?

Did you know that more than 60 million Europeans occasionally eat Pizza?

Yes, it's true.

Thus, defend pizza! It's crucial to Europe's future.

These industries do not exist because of patents; in fact some of them -- like software -- exist in spite of patents.

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