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Hey Hi (AI) is Just a Trojan Horse for Illegal Software Patents, According to EPO Management and Litigation Firms It's in Bed With

Video download link (because video rebuttals are easier, faster, and nuanced)



Summary: The longtime pushers or the lobby of patent profiteers just carry on pushing for software patents, nowadays latching onto the inane and unwarranted media hype around Hey Hi (AI) -- a hype wave that was co-opted by EPO management to grant unlawful patents

THE following mail was sent to a large number of people, urging them to "draft AI patent applications so that they fulfill what’s in the guidelines" of the EPO after Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos misused buzzwords to make software patents look like they're somehow noble and so incredibly innovative that applications with Hey Hi (AI) in them should be accepted and then granted as patents. In the video I discuss the following message, which is disturbing for a number of reasons (he's also pushing it all as a static video this week).

From: Bastian Best <mail@bastianbest.org> Subject: Patenting AI in the EPO guidelines

Hi -

Did you know that the EPO's patent examination guidelines have a dedicated section on AI and machine learning? But in my opinion they are too restrictive for a number of reasons. I'll show you why in today's podcast. At the end of the episode, I'm also sharing some of my best tips for how to draft AI patent applications so that they fulfill what’s in the guidelines.

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I'm excited for your feedback. Let me know what you think, and which topics you want to hear about in the future? Talk to you soon, Bastian

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The author of this is a longtime proponent of software patents, and not because he's coding or anything. In fact, he 'hijacked' the handle "swpat" or "swpats" in Twitter, only to use that to promote this toxic agenda... even though that abbreviation (and hashtag) is typically used by critics and opponents of software patents. Gaining visibility by abducting the critics' venues or avenues isn't exactly an ethical trick.

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