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The Patent Professionals Have Come to Realise That the EPO Boards of Appeal, Controlled by Office Management, Are Kangaroo Courts

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Summary: The whole concept of patent justice in Europe is being crushed by operatives of the litigation industry and corrupt EPO management; they've almost completely hijacked the entire system, expanding their scope/breadth of reach to tribunals and robed judges

THERE is a posting in IP Kat where comments have shown up contrary to the "official" narrative/script; as neither Benoît Battistelli nor António Campinos with their cohorts are named (their corruption), these comments have gone past moderation and have been visible for a couple of days now (we already know that IP Kat sometimes zaps entire comment threads, as many as 40 at the time, especially if those 'insult' Office management; hence we make backups each day). Don't forget that Office management has already extorted and even blocked IP Kat (the whole blog). No wonder comments are sometimes being mass-deleted even after they're approved by the moderator.



Anyway, earlier today we still saw comments such as this: "The members in question participated in a decision which is the subject of a case referred to the Enlarged Board of Appeal: does Art. 2(3) apply anyway?"

"Unless these severe problems are rectified, more and more fake patents will be granted and within a decade or two most "valid" patents (EPs) will be of dubious quality -- to the point of near uselessness."There are many comments just like that, or even more strongly worded (see the video above). People everywhere are belatedly coming to realise that the composition of such boards can be a joke, as it was 2 years ago (in G 2/19, Enlarged Board of Appeal, EPO). The German constitutional court (FCC) needs to pay closer attention to that. The EPO is no longer functioning (even remotely) in compliance with the EPC. EPO staff representatives and the union have long warned about this; such warnings have fallen on deaf years among so-called 'news' sites which are more like think tanks of litigation giants (sites like IAM and JUVE as of recent years; JUVE is nowadays mostly ads/marketing for law firms, not news).

Unless these severe problems are rectified, more and more fake patents will be granted and within a decade or two most "valid" patents (EPs) will be of dubious quality -- to the point of near uselessness. This is certainly true when it comes to European software patents, no matter if they call them "hey hi" or "CII" or "hi hi hi!"

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