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EPO Lies About the UPC, Violations of Human Rights, and 'Green' European Patents

"When asked by Ars, the EPO's spokesperson mentioned the imminent arrival of the unitary patent system as an important reason for revising the EPO's internal rules..."

--Dr. Glyn Moody



Summary: The charm offensives of the EPO's management have become ever more desperate and detached from reality -- to the point where even the EPO's Chief Economist Yann Ménière is acting like a marketing stooge

THE EPO is lying across the Atlantic today. As we anticipated earlier this autumn, the same old lies of the EPO travel to Canada and CIPO takes pride in it. It just wrote to the EPO: "thank you for coming to the #Gatineau roadshow on the Unitary #Patent & Unified Patent Court!"



"They tell to each other what they want to believe rather than what is true."The right-hand liar of Battistelli (Margot Fröhlinger) goes to Canada to lie to Canadian people about the prospects of the UPC and she probably won't face any refutation, mostly because it's an echo chamber-type event. They tell to each other what they want to believe rather than what is true. A couple of days ago Josep Maria Pujals‏ joked at Bristows by writing: "Sagrada Familia (2022) completed before UPC?"

Josep Maria Pujals‏ is a registered patent agent and he too doesn't believe what Team UPC is saying. Surveys have shown that most patent professionals generally know that Team UPC is lying, but few are brave enough to say it out loud, in public.

"The UPC ambitions have brought nothing but an assault on patent quality (European Patents are no longer what they used to be) and a disarray which culminated in serious violations of human rights."In an effort to push the UPC, the EPO is nowadays propagating old lies about SMEs. What the EPO means by “SMEs” is mostly NPEs (patent trolls whose main/sole existence is litigation) and yesterday the EPO did this again. Will it ever stop?

The UPC ambitions have brought nothing but an assault on patent quality (European Patents are no longer what they used to be*) and a disarray which culminated in serious violations of human rights. Yesterday SUEPO published: "Staff representative in Germany - a risky Job?" (courrierinternational.com, 21-09-2017). The .pdf paper version of the article published in French by courrierinternational.com is available here. Original article is in German and published by Süddeutsche Zeitung on 03 July 2017 (paid-subscription article)."

"As if low-quality patents can someone be excused by so-called 'green' (supposedly 'ethical') patents..."We are waiting and hoping for an English translation of this article, which is in French. This article asserts that in Germany it has become dangerous to stand for labour rights. It never looked as though Merkel cared enough, either. She did not respond to letters regarding the EPO and Battistelli is effectively immune from German law, so there's probably not much that she can do. Even if she really, genuinely wanted to...

Meanwhile, as of last night, the EPO published this greenwashing "news" item (warning: epo.org domain) which cites Battistelli's 'economic' protégé, Mr. Ménière. Yesterday's nonsense from the EPO would have us believe that, from an economic perspective, having a monopoly on climate change mitigation techniques would be beneficial. Restricting/limiting competition? How is that saving the planet? To quote:

The EPO's Chief Economist Yann Ménière highlighted the latest developments in climate change mitigation technologies (CCMTs) in Europe and presented the European Patent Office's activities in this area. These include the recent publication of a joint policy brief with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), which shows that the number and commercial value of CCMT inventions has been increasing globally over the past decade. The EPO has also created a dedicated tagging scheme for patent documents related to low-carbon technologies, enabling users to retrieve these technologies in the Office's extensive public databases, and making it possible to map sustainable technologies, identify trends, and produce facts and evidence for policy and business decisions.


So the Abu Dhabi-based IRENA now participates in the old strategy of greenwashing (last mentioned two months ago) a violator of human rights. As if low-quality patents can someone be excused by so-called 'green' (supposedly 'ethical') patents... _______ * Yesterday the EPO advertised the release of "[t]his year's third edition for the Patent Information News magazine," which in page 2 has a section about "quality report", i.e. dissemination of lies about the EPO's patent quality (it nosedived, so Battistelli now relies on "alternative facts" and bogus definitions of "quality").

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