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Focus for Next Year Will Include European Patent Office (EPO) Conflict With the Law Itself

Summary: Reasons for the recent lack of activity and some imminent plans for the site, which is eager to restore justice at the European Patent Office -- a matter of growing priority and urgency

TWO years ago we made the difficult decision to significantly decrease our focus on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), seeing that 35 U.S.C. ۤ 101 was doing its job and cutting off lots of software patents, especially those reaching an actual court to be properly (re)assessed. Weeks later, in early January (2019), Mr. Andrei Iancu decided to undermine 35 U.S.C. ۤ 101, but Iancu is quite likely on his way out because Mr. (president-elect) Biden will be inaugurated in 4 weeks and Iancu openly endorsed and promoted Trump ahead of the November election (his firm had also worked with Trump before Trump gave him the job).

"They're milking this system for money (never mind external costs, e.g. legal defence fees) and then gamble with this money."The system here in Europe, especially the EPO, may be considerably crooked. Under the Trump regime, however, it sometimes felt like the USPTO was 'going the way of EPOnia'... (despots and corruption as the norm)

ToplapsThe video above discusses the past few days and the coming few days, which have been and will be very busy because of site-related maintenance and operational tasks. Having not prepared or scripted the video, I focused on public stories from the Staff Union of the EPO (SUEPO) and explained why we're so committed to the examiners of the EPO. Based on what we've heard from them, they absolutely do not wish to grant software patents (they knows it's not legal in Europe), but their management compels them to do it anyway. The likes of Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos barely know anything about patents (very limited career experience), yet they know just one thing; they want to grant more and more of them, irrespective of quality. They're milking this system for money (never mind external costs, e.g. legal defence fees) and then gamble with this money. The public needs to put an end to this epic scam.

I'm still recovering from a 2-day illness and it's super-busy here (many tasks to complete by year's end), so don't expect the usual number of articles (or videos). Next month we ought to explore/actively check what equipment can improve recording quality, especially if videos are a long-term plan.

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