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The Fall of the UPC - Part XX: Summary and Conclusions

Truth shall make you free



Summary: The end of the UPC is the beginning of deep thinking about the future of the patent system and the rogue role played by lobbyists disguised as "media"; law firms too will likely suffer for years if not decades to come (if they participated in all the lying)

THE LAST part, our longest part, dealt with responses of law firms to the collapse of the very thing they spent many years -- and perhaps billions of euros -- promoting.



"One thing we hoped to show in this series is that UPC coverage was generally appalling; media is exceptionally dishonest and corrupted by litigation bucks (or euros) and more than 90% of UPC coverage in recent years was pure lies or mostly lies."A lot of lawyers are still in denial. European Patent Office (EPO) President António Campinos lied about it and Benoît Battistelli is probably in hiding somewhere in France, fearing that a novel patent virus will get to him next.

One thing we hoped to show in this series is that UPC coverage was generally appalling; media is exceptionally dishonest and corrupted by litigation bucks (or euros) and more than 90% of UPC coverage in recent years was pure lies or mostly lies. As we pointed out before, EPO megaphones like Leaders League (printing loads of press releases for the EPO) are still pushing the classic lie that the UPC can go forth by merely holding another vote. To quote:

On March 20th, the German Federal Constitutional Court said the Act of the Approval of the UPC Agreement was void. Although it was passed by the Second Chamber of the Bundestag, it required a two-thirds majority in the main chamber and albeit those present voted unanimously in favor, there were only 35 members present.


So one might be led to think that the 'fix' is as simple as redoing that vote; not so. This is the kind of Big Lie which they hope will 'stick'. We hope that our 20-part series helped put in context the facts, the lies, and the complexity which the UPC/A finds irreconcilable at this stage. Alex and his "prep" folks will likely lose their job soon (if they haven't already). Don't feel sorry for them; they deserve it. Their endless lies continue to pollute the Web.

"Alex and his "prep" folks will likely lose their job soon (if they haven't already)."Is the UPC dead? Yes, absolutely.

Will Team UPC attempt something else? It's probable, but it's too early to tell.

If something else is attempted, it can take half a decade or much longer. UPC has been advocated for at least 13 years and after 7 years on the table it fell on deaf ears. It's nothing but a big fat scandal -- a pile of papers that almost no politician (who voted to approve) even bothered reading and comprehending.

UPC is now dead. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

There are lessons to be learned about law firms, the media, the supposed 'representatives' (politicians) and any future 'coup' attempts by the litigation 'industry' -- always looking to manufacture more patent feuds to make 'business' for itself.

It's now time to focus on impending constitutional complaints regarding the EPO's attacks on judges and it's also worth fighting for the rights of EPO staff, whose morale must be low amid further attacks on salaries, pensions and so on. The EPO isn't just merciless; it's literally breaking the law and violating its own rules. Who would tolerate this other than media in the pockets of the litigation 'industry' -- media eager to see everything on this planet patented for maximum litigation prospects? They're like the war industry, with papers (paperwork is billable) instead of bombs.

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