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Union Syndicale Fédérale Cautions the EPO's Administrative Council About Initiating an Illegal Kangaroo Court System for Patents (UPC) While EPO Breaks Laws and Sponsors the Ukraine Invasion

UPC is Unacceptable and a Risk to the EU (for many reasons)

Video download link | md5sum 4742e57afe3feef00433b302d09ba6d1 USF Writes to AC and EU Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 4.0



Summary: Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF) is once again speaking out in support of the staff union of Europe's second-largest institution, which lacks oversight and governance because of profound corruption and regulatory capture

Repeating a pattern of offences, utter disregard for the law, and routine violations of the law (turning diplomatic immunity into unbridled impunity), the EPO's management incurs the wrath of NGOs; the same group that berated Benoît Battistelli for his crimes is reporting António Campinos to the people who can hold him accountable but never will (he's bribing them to be entirely complicit); this systemic breakdown or the collapse of the legal system (at least in the context of patents) merits far more media attention, but the media is connected to the same regimes and corporations that benefit financially from the corruption of the EPO.



[USF] Union Syndicale Fédérale on SUEPOThe video above goes through the latest relevant letter, dated 3 days ago. It also takes stock of this latest nonsense (warning: epo.org link) entitled "Digital transformation & Unitary Patent: users updated". As we noted already in Daily Links, the EPO had once again promoted an illegal, unconstitutional ploy. The EPO is run by gangsters who sponsor Belarus and its war on Ukraine. The summary/outline says "Members of SACEPO Working Party on Rules discussed latest changes," but SACEPO is industry, not people who are impartial.

Anyway, the letter discussed above was reproduced here by the staff union. Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF). To quote:

Union Syndicale Fédérale
UNION SYNDICALE FÉDÉRALE
Letter of support from the President of USF to Mr. Josef Kratochvil, Chair of the Administrative Council, regarding SUEPO's open letter to the Administrative Council on the Conference of Ministers of the Contracting States under Article 4a.
Read the letter of support here
The German, French and Dutch translation of the letter of support will be available soon.



The USF page states: "The petition launched in October 2022 by Union syndicale in the European Patent Office (EPO) has met with no response. A petition to the Administrative Council of the EPO expressing the view that a Conference of the Ministers of the Contracting States provided by Art.4a of the European Patent Convention (EPC) is now long overdue. Therefore, Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF) wishes to support and to join the SUEPO (Staff Union of the EPO) claim to convene a Conference of the Ministers of the Contracting States under Art.4a of the EPC. Read the letter of support from Nicolas Mavraganis, the President of USF to Mr. Josef Kratochvil, Chair of the Administrative Council, regarding SUEPO’s open letter to the Administrative Council on the Conference of Ministers of the Contracting States under Article 4a."

Below we reproduce the letter itself (it's just an image, produced by Microsoft Office without any text).

USF SUEPO letter

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