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When Most Granted Patents (and Fake 'Growth') Are Just Software Patents and EPO 'Joins the Club'

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Summary: The EPO's administration continues to enjoy the media's apathy or silence; not a word is being said about EPO scandals, let alone strikes and industrial actions; today's 20-minute video is one of many to come

THE above video is the first of its kind. We finished the long series of very long videos and will instead, from now on at least (and for the foreseeable future), do more short videos that are relatively scope-restricted and theme-focused.

"We certainly hope that EPO insiders will contribute to attempts to correct the EPO. If nothing of this kind happens, the EPO will inevitably perish."The video above ended a bit abruptly due to a Web issue; putting the epidemic of Webspam aside (it's when Web sites promote products or misinformation under the guise or 'reporting' or 'reviews'), Web browsers have become very problematic, even with JavaScript strictly turned off and all cookies rejected/disabled.

The gist of the video is, there's a bunch of puff pieces from oligarchs-owned publishers; they help the EPO celebrate patent maximalism, even when it's done in clear defiance of the EPC and against the public interest. As we noted earlier this week, a lot of the supposed 'growth' at the EPO is just the granting of European software patents, typically disguised by hype and buzzwords. Over the coming few days we expect to see some more EPO puff pieces, likely celebrating "quality" and "growth", conflating lenience (or deviation from the law) with "innovation". We certainly hope that EPO insiders will contribute to attempts to correct the EPO (the 'reform' is hugely destructive). If nothing of this kind happens, the EPO will inevitably perish. The European economy already suffers from what's happening at the EPO.

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