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Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) Governed by a Criminal for Two Decades

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Summary: We take a closer look at the PDFs published last night in "EPO Exposé: The Besieged Baltic States – Part V" and discuss the situation

THIS video was recorded last night, just a couple of minutes after part 5 had been published. Over the coming days we'll be publishing parts of the series that help explain how Benoît Battistelli rose to power at the EPO, leaving behind (after) him another loyalist, António Campinos, who isn't actually fixing anything (in fact, he makes things worse and he stacks courts for European software patents, compulsory 'ViCo' and so on).

"Patent trolls' megaphones in sites like Managing IP still boost this sort of agenda, at cost to their own reputation."The post mortem of the EPO's demise partly relies on understanding what sort of people we deal with; hence the early parts of the series, which zoom in on the record of Martti Enäjärvi. He was so desperate to prove his innocence -- which he failed to do -- appealing again and again until the Supreme Court threw out his plea. So he was basically convicted, then sort of convicted again (the original conviction upheld by a higher court).

Along the way in the above video I ended up alluding to the Eastern and Western Districts of Texas (EDTX and WDTX) having judges who strive to bring business/turnover to their town by lowering the standards, in effect becoming more lenient in favour of fake patents and then boasting that many choose to file lawsuits there (as if the courts are for-profit businesses). In 2017, following TC Heartland, it became apparent and very much evident to more companies that it would be strategically wise to avoid doing any technical work in Texas or even employ in Texas (places like Houston or San Antonia with Rackspace and others) because it exposes oneself to higher legal risks. So this strategy backfires, prioritising law firms at the expense of everybody else. We wrote many articles on this topic around that time; it's considered relatively old news except Albright in Western Texas (judge with an arts degree getting to decide on the sciences). Patent trolls' megaphones in sites like Managing IP still boost this sort of agenda, at cost to their own reputation. Not too shockingly, they do the same for the EPO's management and Team UPC.

Later today we shall publish "EPO Exposé: The Besieged Baltic States – Part VI" (spoiler: it's about what Enäjärvi did with Baltic state).

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