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The European Patent Office has been granting [[Software Patents in Europe]] despite the law explicitly forbidding it. We wrote about the EPO in the following posts.
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== 2015 ==
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= General Introduction =
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/22/epo-director-of-internal-communication-is-out/ The Collapse of European Patent Office Management Culminates With Resignations]
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The European Patent Office (EPO) has been granting [[Software Patents in Europe|software patents all across Europe]] despite the law (as per [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Patent_Convention the EPC]) ''explicitly'' forbidding it. The profit motive ultimately compromised patent ''quality''; the problem was obscured by publishers like [[IAM]] but repeatedly stressed by [[SUEPO]], the Staff Union of the EPO. There were even more mischievous practices going on, ''especially'' after the EPO's former head, Alison Brimelow, got replaced by a megalomaniac called [[Benoît Battistelli]] (now in [[CEIPI]]), who gradually drove away anything or anyone who threatened his undemocratic ambition of ''total'' power. He was helped by [[Jesper Kongstad]], [[Christoph Ernst]], [[Raimund Lutz]], and [[Željko Topić]]. There was a culture of blatant nepotism (e.g. [[Elodie Bergot]]) and disrespect for courts, e.g. [[Willy (Guillaume) Minnoye]] stating intent to ignore (disobey) court rulings. He even rejected [[ILO]] rulings and sought an unconstitutional court, the [[UPC]], promoted by big litigators such as [[Bristows LLP]]. Battistelli chose [[António Campinos]], a French dual national (born in [[France]]) from [[EUIPO]], as his successor (soon joined by former colleague [[Nellie Simon]] and [[Stephen Rowan]] from [[UKIPO]]). Both block ''Techrights'' at all EPO sites, not just in [[Germany]], in order to prevent staff from accessing facts; [[IP Kat]] was also temporarily blocked (until it stopped exposing EPO abuses). EPO problems persist to date, but European media is reluctant to mention these.
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/20/vesna-stilins-vs-zeljko-topic/ Vesna Stilin Renews Her Fight for Justice in Željko Topić Case (EPO VP)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/20/epo-failure/ Failure of the EPO Can Derail the Trojan Horse of Software Patents and Patent Trolls]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/18/topic-spin-attempt/ Battistelli's Latest Propaganda War Tries to Convince EPO Staff That Željko Topić's Many Criminal Charges Don't Exist]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/19/dennis-de-jong-translations/ Translations of Member of the European Parliament Complaining About European Patent Office (EPO)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/13/dennis-de-jong-battistelli/ Dutch MEP Dennis De Jong, Criticising Battistelli and Topić, Calls for Action Against EPO Management]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/13/battistelli-bogeyman/ EPO Misdirections Debunked: Refuting Battistelli’s Nonsense and Bogeyman Theory]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/11/jesper-kongstad-protest/ The EPO Connection Now a Liability as Administrative Council Has Become a Laughing Stock, Jesper Kongstad to be Targeted by EPO Staff Protests]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/06/epo-investigation-unit/ Investigation Unit a Complete Farce Inside the EPO]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/04/rikard-frgacic-on-zeljko-topic/ Just in: Fresh Call From Croatia to Arrest EPO Vice-President Željko Topić]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/01/epo-under-fire-eplaw/ EPO Under Fire From European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/07/ipja-vs-benoit-battistelli/ Intellectual Property Judges’ Association (IPJA) Speaks Out Against EPO Tyrant Battistelli]
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== 2014 ==
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= Articles Index =
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/06/battistelli-throws-a-fit/ EPO Imploding: Battistelli Throws a Fit at EPO’s Investigation Unit]
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We've archived older articles in the following pages: [[EPO 2021 Archive]] | [[EPO 2020 Archive]] | [[EPO 2019 Archive]] | [[EPO 2018 Archive]] | [[EPO 2017 Archive]] | [[EPO 2016 Archive]] | [[EPO 2015 Archive]] | [[EPO 2008-2014 Archive]]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/11/06/epo-and-upc-in-europe/ EPO and UPC in Europe Now the Hope of Patent Maximalists, China Too is Assimilating]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/07/battistelli-audio/ EPO Scandal: Benoît Battistelli's Arrogance Recognised by European Delegations]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/08/epo-staff-is-demonstrating/ EPO Staff Protests Today and Protested Last Week, Targeting Corruption in the Institution]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/09/exclusive-eboa/ Exclusive: The Enlarged Board of Appeal Complains About Battistelli’s Corrupt Management to the Administrative Council]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/09/epo-revolt/ Protests Against EPO Corruption Approach 1,000 in Attendance]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/11/epo-staff-backlash/ Rolling of Heads Likely Imminent at EPO]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/12/battistelli-regime-in-papers/ Dreaming of a Just Christmas: When a Third of EPO Walks Out to Revolt and European Judges Attack the EPO Over Abuses]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/28/frederic-angermann-et-al/ EPO Corruption: Battistelli Augments His ‘Loyals’ Circle With Frederic Angermann and Charm Offensive in Patent Lawyers’ Sites]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/28/complaint-about-epo/ EPO Breaking News: The European Parliament Dismisses Complaint About EPO Abuses]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/31/suepo-battistelli/ EPO Staff Protests to Continue in the New Year, Techrights to Release New Material]
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=== Special report on EPO ===
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In recent years ''Techrights'' wrote about the EPO in the below long and short posts, organised chronologically, with addition of the following colour coding for improved organisation based on theme:
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/11/france-vs-battistelli/ France Gets Involved in Battistelli's Abuses in the EPO - Part XII]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/11/23/stilin-vs-topic/ Vesna Stilin’s Remarks on Željko Topić: Part XI]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/11/16/six-criminal-lawsuits-against-zeljko-topic/ Special Report: Many Criminal Charges Against EPO Vice-President Željko Topić]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/11/16/authoritarian-epo/ How the EPO’s Executive Branch (Battistelli and Topić) Banned Scrutiny and Created Authoritarian Model of Control: Part X]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/11/01/how-to-complain-about-the-epo-to-national-delegations-in-europe-part-ix/ How to Complain About the EPO to National Delegations in Europe: Part IX]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/10/31/brimelow-and-battistelli/ The EPO Is More Corrupt Under Battistelli Than Under Alison Brimelow: Part VIII]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/10/20/epo-public-relations-disaster/ The EPO’s Public Relations Disaster Amid Distrust From Within (and EPO Communications Chief Leaves): Part VII]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/10/14/battistelli-kongstad-and-topic/ The EPO’s Protection Triangle of Battistelli, Kongstad, and Topić: Part VI]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/10/07/balkan-standards-in-epo/ Benoît Battistelli’s Balkan Standards in EPO: Part V]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/09/29/epo-audit-mechanisms/ European Patent Office Disorganisation: Problems With the Audit Mechanisms – Part IV]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/09/22/battistelli-audit-explained/ European Patent Office/Organisation – Suspicion of Improper Collusion Between EPO President and Chairman of the Administrative Council: Part III]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/09/15/benoit-battistelli-epo/ Željko Topić, Benoît Battistelli, and the European Patent Office (EPO): Part II]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/09/08/topic-epo/ Suspicion of High-Level Corruption at the European Patent Office (EPO): Part I]
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== 2013 ==
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{| class="wikitable" border="1"
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! Scope
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! Repression
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! Labour
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! Above the law
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! Credibility
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| <span style="background-color: #ddddff;">Software (abstract) patents</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #cceeff;">Institutional abuse</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">Staff deaths/suicides</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">Ignoring court orders or due process</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">Budgetary issues</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">Patents on life</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">Censorship/Gagging</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #99ffff;">Crushing protests</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #dafada;">Crushing oversight or other branches</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">Reputation issues (EU)</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">Patent maximalism/UPC</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #eedddd;">DDOS</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">Union-busting</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">Character assassination/Defamation</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">Favouritism/Nepotism</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #cccc99;">Patent trolls</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #dadada;">Legal bullying</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">Abolishing workers' rights</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #ccffee;">Propaganda/Misinformation/Paying the media</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">Conflict of interest/Dubious connections</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #55ddbb;">Systemic synthesis</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">Illegal surveillance</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">State within a state</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">Alleged bribery</span>
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| <span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">Organisational crisis</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2013/05/30/epo-monopoly-scope/ The EPO Has Gone Rogue, Disregards the Law]
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*[http://techrights.org/2013/03/31/unitary-patent-and-epo/ With Unitary Patent Scheme, EPO Pushes Hard for Software Patenting (More Leech Income)]
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== 2012 ==
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== 2022 Articles (Latest First) ==
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*[http://techrights.org/2012/09/30/uspto-censorship/ EPO Decides to Listen to Anti-Patents Stance, USPTO Censors It]
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For an outline of recent events, see [[EPO in 2021]].
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*[http://techrights.org/2012/03/01/google-fuels-the-epo/ Google Helps EPO Manage Monopolies, Unitary Patent Aided]
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*[http://techrights.org/2012/01/21/epo-advisory-board/ EPO Advisory Board Likes Patents]
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== 2011 ==
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=== May 2022 ===
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/12/28/support-for-software-patents-in-europe/ EPO and Other Lawyers-dominated Circles Push for Software Patenting]
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/28/epo-fluffy-president/ Meme: Fluffy President]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/09/17/letters-from-japan/ Cablegate: USPTO, JPO, and EPO Prepare a Global Patent System]
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/28/cannot-respect-the-law/ Blaming Patent Examiners Who Respect the Law]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/08/12/epo-vs-uspto/ EPO More Popular/Responsive Than the USPTO]
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/26/hey-hi-and-4ir/ EPO Celebrates Software Patents Again, Dubbing Them 'Hey Hi' (AI) and '4IR']</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/10/07/epo-and-other-lobbyists/ EU Patent Failing to Materialise, But EPO and Politicians Begin to Overstep Their Line of Authority to Intervene]
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/26/epo-patent-examination-bar/ Meme: EPO's Monkey Business: Lowering the Patent Examination Bar]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/06/07/fallacy-re-a-rise-in-patents/ EPO Thinks More Patent Business (Filings) is a Good Thing, US Commerce Secretary Realises it is Not]
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/26/uspto-covidiot/ Heads of Patent Offices Are Immune to Coronavirus]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/25/epo-needs-genuine-dialogue/ The General Consultative Committee of the EPO Exposes a Disaster and a Lack of Genuine Dialogue]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/25/epo-crisis-explained-to-ac/ The Latest Letter to Josef Kratochvìl and the Heads of Delegation of the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/25/nicest-tony/ Meme: The Recordings Must Have Accidentally Been Lost While Breaking the Rules]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/24/divine-tony/ Meme: Divine Protection]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/24/kids-for-marketing-purposes/ António Campinos and the Alicante Clique (EPO Management, Appointed Based on Nepotism Despite Lack of Qualifications) Nowadays Exploiting Kids for PR Charades]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/24/meme-snake-on-a-plane/ Meme: Snake on a Plane]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/23/buzzwords-by-monopoly-tony/ António Campinos Promotes Software Patents Using Buzzwords and Sketchy Loopholes With Dubious Legal Basis]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/23/jorgotta-campinos/ Meme: Jorgotta Be Kidding Us, Campinos!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/23/upc-mischief/ Unified Patent Court (UPC) Relies Too Much on Lies and Mischief Without Any Basis in Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/23/monopoly-tony-code-of-conduct-violations/ Meme: It’s My Working Party… And I’ll Cry If I Want to!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/22/monopoly-tony-and-the-lobby/ Meme: UPC is Always Next Year (and Next Year It'll Surely be the Year After That)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/22/unified-patent-court-inciting-against-law/ UPC: Turning Patent Lawyers Into Liars and the Media Into Their Money-Grabbing Megaphone (Platform for Fake News)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/22/monopoly-tony/ Meme: Monopoly Tony]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/22/campinos-whitewash/ It Took Campinos Three or More Years to Undo Illegal Battistelli Actions on Boards of Appeal and Strike Regulations (Only After Losing at ILO-AT!), But He Does Not Mention That]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/21/warping-examination-guidelines/ EPO.org Now Openly Brags About Making Illegal Patents a Welcomed Part of the Examination Guidelines]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/20/debunking-monopoly-tony/ The Lies and Delusions of António Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/19/csc-on-epo-heist/ EPO Eating Its Own (and Robbing Its Own)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/19/meme-epo-budget-tanking/ Meme: EPO Budget Tanking?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/19/pr-of-epo-kicks-in/ EPO.org (Official EPO Site) Continues to Promote Illegal Agenda and Exploit Ukraine for PR Stunts That Help Unaccountable Crooks]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/19/epo-funds-luka/ Meme: EPO Applicants Unwittingly Fund the War on Ukraine]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/19/epo-ukrainian-googlebomb/ EPO Virtue-Signalling on the Ukrainian Front]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/17/epo-oversight-debunked/ EPO Has No F-ing Oversight]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/17/epo-petition/ Patent Examiners Rising Up Against EPO Abuse]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/17/unhappy-epo/ Internal Poll: 93% of European Patent Office (EPO) Workers Are Unhappy With the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/15/meme-unitary-patent-and-unified-patent-court-upc-cannot-be-reconciled-with-the-law/ Meme: Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) Cannot Be Reconciled With the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/15/team-battistelli-antagonising-upc/ Even Team Battistelli is Sometimes Admitting — Out in Public! — That Unified Patent Court (UPC) is Neither Legal Nor Desirable]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/15/lust-for-fees/ Meme: Common Sense at EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/15/epo-industrial-action/ Patent Granting at the EPO Has Collapsed by 24% Owing to Much-Needed Industrial Action]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/15/milan-meme/ Meme: Milan is a Suburb in London]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/15/lies-that-threaten-the-eu/ The Latest Propaganda Tactics of Team UPC: Pretending Unified Patent Court Already Exists and Unitary Patents Are Default When If Fact None Even Exists]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/12/epo-misframing/ Meme: Yes, Minister, Yes!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/12/epo-management-trashes-the-epo/ Central Staff Committee of the EPO Reminds the EPO's Management, Yet Again, That It is Breaking Laws]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/12/epo-formalities-officers-team-managers/ Formalities Officers Team Managers at the European Patent Office Consider Stepping Down]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/08/unitary-patent-system-neo-colonialist-plot/ UPC: “A Neo-colonialist Plot”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/08/epo-president-video/ Meme: He is the EPO's President]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/08/team-upc-disinformation/ The Charade of Fake News and Lobbying (Based on Lies) by Team UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/05/dictatorships-favoured/ Dictatorships Prefer Other Dictatorships]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/05/epo-digital-sovereignty/ Meme: Whose Digital Sovereignty?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/05/bad-epo-idea/ From Belarus With Love — Part XIV: It Probably Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/05/f-for-fake/ António Campinos Racing Towards Zero Percent (Popularity/Approval Rates), a Lot Lower Than Lukashenko]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/05/not-my-president/ F for Fake: “You will never have such a nice person being the fake President for the next fifty fake years. So you wake up and make agreements with me, or you never will for your fake life.”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/04/deev-lists/ Meme: The Deev Lists]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/04/harmful-management/ Management That Harms the Institution It is Governing (SaM and EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/04/marat-ebzeev-sam/ From Belarus With Love — Part XIII: Marat Ebzeev Tries to Defuse the Situation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/04/deevgate-in-a-nutshell-an-epo-toxic-asset-in-minsk/ Deevgate in a Nutshell (an EPO 'Toxic Asset' in Minsk)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/03/alexander-deev-blunder/ From Belarus With Love — Part XII: Alexander Deev's “Provocative” Comments]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/03/epo-financialization/ Financialization of the EPO Will Doom Europe's Largest Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/03/sam-solutions-deevgate/ Teaser: Burdens of Evidence]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/03/sam-solutions-lukashenko/ SaM Solutions Controlled -- and Still 'Regulated' -- by Lukashenko's Regime]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/02/sam-solutions-suspiciously-silent/ From Belarus With Love — Part XI: SaM's Management Remains Suspiciously Silent]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/02/epo-own-goal/ Meme: High-Calibre Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/02/scientists-crackdown/ Cracking Down on Scientists]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/02/epo-survival-at-risk/ Meme: Belarussian Roulette]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/02/high-tech-hub-in-minsk/ Meme: Cool Strongmen of a “High-Tech Hub” in Minsk]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/02/htp-no-go-zone/ From Belarus With Love — Part X: From “High-Tech Hub” to “No-Go Zone”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/01/andrej-bakhirev-fortunately-stable/ Teaser: Fortunately Stable]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/01/upc-talking-points-and-talking-heads/ UPC Fake News Watch (and Tough Reality): Same Familiar Talking Points and Talking Heads]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/01/jorge-campinos-exploited/ António: The Antichrist of Jorge Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/01/iam-the-faithful-megaphone/ IAM: Paid by the EPO’s Nepotism Club (Management) to Glorify Illegal Agenda (and in Turn ‘Legitimise’ It, Imposing That on EPO Examiners)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/01/epo-corporation/ If the EPO is a Corporation, Why Can’t I Buy EPO Shares in Wall Street or Take It to Court?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/01/epo-cant-survive-like-this/ Aggression, 'White' Lies and Mass Deception Won't Help the EPO Survive]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/01/antonio-f-campinos/ António Campinos Has Dubbed Himself the “F***ing President”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/05/01/htp-peaceful-coexistence/ From Belarus With Love — Part IX: The End of “Peaceful Coexistence”?]</span>
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== 2010 ==
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=== April 2022 ===
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/10/21/uspto-inspired-swpats-issue/ US Patent Colonisation: EPO Promotes Machine Translation, New Zealand Still Resistant]
+
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/30/shame-of-bavaria/ EPO: Pyongyang in the Centre of Seoul or EPOnia's Dictatorship (With Crimes and Impunity) Right in the Middle of Bavaria]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/08/13/epo-swpats-and-ecj/ “EPO Still Operating in a Vacuum”]
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/30/upc-illegal/ Lies Are Catching Up With UPC/Unitary Patent Boosters (And Mr. 'F Word' Campinos Misuses the EPO.Org Site to Spread Lies, Shamelessly Promote Illegal Agenda)]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/07/28/public-participation-uspto/ USPTO Wants Feedback About Post-Bilski Guidelines, EPO Might Let Monsanto Patent Life]
+
*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/30/meme-clash-of-heads/ Meme: Clash of Heads]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/06/18/swpats-candidates-for-deletion/ Lessons to the UK-IPO and EPO, Courtesy of USPTO Failure]
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/30/high-technologies-park-politics/ From Belarus With Love — Part VIII: “Seoul in the Centre of Pyongyang”]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/05/17/eboa-disappoints/ Backlash Against The European Patent Office (EPO), The Extended Board of Appeal (EBoA), and Trolls-Friendly Patent Systems]
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/30/peace-by-force/ Meme: Peace in Europe]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/03/16/brainwash-from-bsa/ BSA Blames Lack of Patents for Europe Being ‘Behind’, EPO Loses €2 Million in Kaupthing Bankruptcy]
+
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/30/gaspinos/ Russian Gaspinos]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/03/05/patents-on-hotdogs/ Patents Roundup: USPTO Grants Patents on Hotdogs and Harbours Pyramid Schemes, EPO in Transition, and Apple Turns Nasty]
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/30/campinos-f-bombs/ What the F Did António Campinos Just Say???]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/30/taking-a-hammer-out/ When the EPO's Manager or Fake 'Daddy' Gets the 'Hammer' Out]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/29/no-more-mr-nice-campinos/ Meme: No More Mr. Nice Guy?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/29/belarus-post-election-crackdown/ From Belarus With Love — Part VII: The Post-Election Crackdown]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/28/reign-of-lukashenko-in-belarus/ Shadow of the EPO or EPOnia Nationalised?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/28/belarus-opposition/ From Belarus With Love — Part VI: “Big Daddy” Hammers the Opposition...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/27/belarus-versus-epo/ Belarus Versus EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/27/software-from-minsk/ History of Software From Minsk (SaM), Belarus by Proxy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/27/belarus-success-story/ From Belarus With Love — Part V: From Start-Up to Success Story...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/26/uncle-sam-from-minsk/ Meme: EPO Data for Uncle SaM]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/26/spyware-from-minsksoft/ EPO ’IT’ Systems: “Software from Minsk” or “Spyware from Microsoft”?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/26/luka-epo-meme/ Meme: Lukashenko’s Clown Computing Plan]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/26/software-from-minsk-proxy/ From Belarus With Love — Part IV: “Software from Minsk” via Gilching and Rijswijk]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/26/epo-sweatshop-24-7/ EPO: All Together in “One Office” or All Together in “One Prison”?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/25/special-military-operation/ It’s Not a War, It’s “Special Military Operation”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/25/ode-to-lukampinos/ An Ode to Lukampinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/25/putin-and-lukashenko/ Meme: Putin and Lukashenko Discuss the Situation at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/25/corrupt-microsoft-sam-solutions/ Teaser: Microsofters by Proxy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/25/epo-and-dictatorware/ Makers of Dictatorware]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/25/munich-in-minsk/ Meme: Munich Is in Minsk]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/25/apps-aus-der-diktatur/ From Belarus With Love — Part III: Apps From the Dictatorship]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/25/upc-sunrise-meme/ Meme: UPC's 'Sunrise' Period]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/25/epo-sponsored-techwashing/ EPO Funds Lukashenko's Techwashing PR Stunts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/24/techwashing-belarus/ From Belarus With Love — Part II: “Techwashing” an Autocratic Regime?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/24/epo-gentlemen/ Meme: Lukampinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/24/fool-some-of-the-profession/ Meme: “You can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can not fool all of the people all of the time.”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/24/upc-lies-again-debunked/ Debunking the Latest Lies From Team UPC About the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court (UPC) Agreement (UPCA)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/24/unitary-patent-fake-news/ Unified Patent Court/UPC/Unitary Patent: Our Latest Fake News Watch (and Some Occasional Reminders That This is in Fact Faked, But Team UPC Does Not Care What's Legal and What's True)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/24/juve-pr-operations/ Regardless of What JUVE Used to be (or Do to Uncover EPO Abuses), It Has Become a Propaganda Arm for EPO Management and Team UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/24/epo-and-belarus/ EPO and Belarus: Why It Matters]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/23/schizophrenic-epo-policy/ From Belarus With Love — Part I: Schizophrenic EPO Policy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/23/epo-industrial-espionage-2022/ Meme: The Eastern Front (of Industrial Espionage)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/23/from-belarus-with-love/ New EPO Series: From Belarus With Love - Teaser]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/21/yellow-ombuds/ Meme: EPO's Ombuds Service is Like a 'Yellow Union' (Following Disbandment of the Audit Committee)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/21/suepo-vs-salary-adjustment-procedure/ A Month After the Massive Strike Across Europe the Union of EPO Workers Proceeds Against Salary Adjustment Procedure (Reduction), Based on Managers' “Hoax”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/17/meme-antonio-de-cutter/ Meme: António de Cutter]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/17/faked-growth/ EPO in 2021: Less About Europe, Less About Science, Less About Quality (or Compliance), and More About Weapons or Monopolies on Vaccines]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/17/covering-patents-2022/ How We Cover Patents and How Techrights Reduces Technical Debt (Gemini and Single-File Web Pages)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/17/meme-godly-oversight-at-the-epo/ Meme: Godly Oversight at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/17/upc-vacuum/ The Collapse of the Media Has Left a Vacuum for Fake News From Team UPC (Scheming to Bury Laws and Constitutions)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/17/bristows-cried-wolf/ Meme: The Boy (or Bristows) Who Cried Wolf]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/17/upc-npc/ Meme: Nobody Hates the EPO's Patent Examination More Than Team UPC (Shoehorning Fake Patents, Then Fake Courts)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/17/crisis-of-legitimacy-eu-upc-epo/ Team UPC and Corrupt EPO Management Have Fast Become a Severe Crisis of Legitimacy for the European Union]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/15/epo-bunnies/ The EPO Bunnies, Stationed at EPO Corp. (NYSE:EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/15/fsf-epo-updates/ Techrights Plans for Easter and Beyond (Plus Updates About the FSF and the EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/14/spurning-science/ Tackling EPO Propaganda and Lawlessness: Part 2]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/14/european-putin-office/ Meme: Kangaroos in Ukraine]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/14/epo-propaganda-and-lawlessness/ Tackling EPO Propaganda and Lawlessness: Part 1]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/10/responding-to-fake-news/ Effectively Responding to Fake News in the Age of Corrupt EPO Management, Controlled by Team UPC/Litigation Lobby]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/10/upc-deja-vu/ Deja Vu: Published 4 Days Ago, Battistelli Celebrating UPCA Signed Almost 10 Years Ago!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/10/epo-media-coverup/ How Media Helped the EPO Cover Up the EPO Crisis (Including Severe Escalations and Plunge in Patent Grants)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/10/state-of-the-epo/ State of the EPO and State of 'Journalism' About Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/10/conflict-of-interest-epoi/ Conflict of Interest: Battistelli/CEIPI/EPO and AstraZeneca]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/10/misinformation-and-disinformation/ New Approach to Tackling Misinformation and Disinformation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/09/epo-employment/ Meme: EPO Moving Backwards]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/09/epo-purachasing-power/ For EPO Staff on Dutch Territories Purachasing Power Fell 12% in Just One Year While EPO Increased Its Fees]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/07/arrogance-of-madame-simon/ Meme: The Hard-Working Madame Simon]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/07/media-catching-up-with-strikes/ The EPO’s Staff Union Calls for Continued Industrial Actions as Some Media Belatedly Catches Up With EPO Strikes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/06/granted-patents-pr/ When Most Granted Patents (and Fake ‘Growth’) Are Just Software Patents and EPO ‘Joins the Club’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/06/epo-org-illegal-content/ EPO.org is a Fake News Site Which Promotes and Glorifies Illegal Behaviour and Unlawful Policies]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/05/ip-kat-tumbleweed/ Meme: Meanwhile at IP Kat]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/05/swpats-fake-growth/ The EPO is Granting Loads of Software Patents in Order to Fake 'Growth']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/04/epo-defies-iloat-court-orders/ EPO Continues to Violate Laws and Fundamental Rights of EPO Staff (Which an International Court Recently Told It Was Violating)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/04/operation-campinoz/ Meme: Operation CampinoZ]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/03/the-patent-distortion-final-part/ The Patent Distortion: The Media Has Failed Us, Patent Extremism Has Replaced It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/04/03/epo-strike-coverage/ One Month Passes, Only Comments in a Blog Post Actually Contain Accurate Information About EPO and UPC]</span>
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== 2009 ==
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=== March 2022 ===
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*[http://techrights.org/2009/06/09/epo-publishes-swpats-info/ What on Earth is the EPO Doing?]
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/31/epo-workers-in-control-now/ The Union or Elected Leadership of the EPO's Staff Calls the Shots Now]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2009/06/05/epo-not-for-european-citizens/ The EPO Does Not Work for European Citizens]
+
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/31/joff-went-wild/ Meme: IAM]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2009/05/10/epo-in-state-of-turmoil/ EPO in State of Turmoil, Patents Kill]
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/31/epo-cheating-and-bribing-media/ Meme: Best in the World. At Cheating and Bribing Media.]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2009/05/09/epo-and-swiss-criminalisation/ EPO and the Swiss Department of Justice Want to Make Some Free Software a Crime]
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/31/not-jorge/ Meme: In Just a Few Years António Campinos is Undoing Decades of His Father's Legacy]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2009/05/08/alison-brimelow-to-leave-epo/ Goodbye, Alison Brimelow (EPO President)]
+
*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/31/epo-and-colonialism/ EPO in Africa: Microsoft, Corruption, and Colonialism]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2009/03/17/epo-selling-out-swpats/ Is the EPO Selling Out to Microsoft?]
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/27/media-blackout-europe/ The Patent Distortion: Judging by the Media, the EPO Strike Never Happened (and Lots More Lies, Even Promotion of Illegal Agenda)]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2009/04/20/microsoft-csiro-patent-hawk/ Patents Roundup: Microsoft, CSIRO, Patent Hawk, and “Corrupt, Malicious” EPO]
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/25/biggest-strike-against-campinos/ Biggest EPO Strike in More Than Half a Decade]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2009/03/20/community-patent-back-door-epo/ European Patent Office Continues March for Software Patents]
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/25/epo-meme-diplomatic-immunity/ Meme: Diplomatic Immunity]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/25/squashing-epo-staff/ Meme: EPO Management Treats EPO Staff Like Pests]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/24/the-tony-lists-registry/ Meme: Not Registering for the Oppressor]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/24/epo-fake-patents-plunge-in-number/ With EPO Strike Participation in the Thousands, European Patents Plunge in Number]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/23/survey-versus-surveillance/ Meme: Survey Versus Surveillance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/23/epo-external-survey/ EPO is Banning and Spying, So the Union (SUEPO) Conducts a Staff Survey Externally]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/22/epo-dissent-explained/ EPO Staff Explains Why It's Going on Strike]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;"><span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/22/how-to-shut-up-media/ Meme: EPO to Patent Blogs]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/22/epo-day-of-strike/ Glorious Day for Rights of European Workers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/21/joining-epo-strike-2022/ Join the EPO Strike]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/21/epo-industrial-actions/ EPO Industrial Actions Are Already Working]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/21/strike-busting-antonio-campinos/ EPO Management Seems to be Resorting to Illegal Union-Busting Tactics, Suppression/Deterrence by List-Making]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/21/campinos-vs-pensioners/ Meme: EPO Even Attacks Its Pensioners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/21/plundering-epo-staff-during-high-inflation/ EPO is 'Hiding' €4.9 Billion and President “Campinos Has Decided to Freeze the Salaries of All Staff and to Deprive at least 40% of Them of Any Career Progression”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/21/joining-epo-strike/ Meme: Join the EPO Strike]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/21/the-patent-distortion-part-6/ The Patent Distortion: 7 Days of News and Blogs, Not a Single Mention of EPO Affairs]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/20/support-by-epsu-for-the-strike/ European Federation of Public Service Unions (EPSU) in Support of the Strike at the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/19/swpats-free-software/ McCoy Smith on What Software Patents Mean to Free Software (2020)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/19/epo-another-brick-in-the-wall/ 2 More Days Until EPO Strike, Examiners Unwilling to Become Another Brick in the Wall]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/18/epo-outsourcing/ EPO Staff Representatives Warn Delegates of the Council That Campinos is Now Outsourcing the EPO, Just Like He Did EUIPO, in Very Clear Violation of Fundamental Rules]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/18/epo-publication-strike/ EPO Union: “It is Now Time to Make a Political Statement” and “Go on Strike!”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/17/red-epo/ Meme: The Red EPO (Reminder: EPO Management Hired a Lot of Military Personnel to Run the Office)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/17/epo-delegations/ European Readers, Please Contact Your National Delegation to Bemoan EPO Corruption]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/17/going-on-strike/ EPO Strike Participation Will Help Correct a Corrupt Office Which Harms Science, Weakens Europe's Economy, and Abolishes Human Rights]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/15/russia-joins-epo/ Meme: Russia Joins EPO (in Officially Discarding the Rule of Law)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/15/epo-strike-media-blackout/ The EPO's Strike That Not a Single Publisher Wants to Tell You About!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/15/opportunistic-patent-office/ When Europe's Largest Patent Office is Run by Opportunistic Politicians Who Break the Law and Look for Distractions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/14/outsourcing-epo/ Lowered Quality and Standards at the EPO, Not Only Departure from the European Patent Convention (EPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/14/scabs-patent-office/ Meme: The Scabs Patent Office?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/13/the-patent-distortion-part-5/ The Patent Distortion: EPO Crimes Completely Overlooked and Totally Unrecognised/Not Covered This Past Week (in News Sites, Blogs, and More)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/13/european-commission-involved/ Meme: European Commission Part of the EPO's Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/12/killing-its-own/ EPO Advertises European Patents and Jobs Based on Deliberate Falsehoods (Lies)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/12/epo-behaving-like-a-bankster/ Meme: EPO Behaving Like a Bank, Not Like a Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/11/meme-when-corrupt-politicians-run-europes-largest-patent-office/ Meme: When Corrupt Politicians Run Europe’s Largest Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/11/epc-just-a-piece-of-paper-and-now-paperless/ The EPO in Violation of the EPC and Nobody Holds Anyone Accountable for Such Violations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/10/breton-lies-again/ Mr. Breton and EPO Corruption (Propelling an Assault on the Rule of Law and on the Courts Themselves) Endanger the Legitimacy of the EU]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/09/epo-wrongdoing/ Meme: Standing Together for Peace in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/09/faking-green/ The Latest EPO Greenwashing Spin is Truly a Hoot]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/07/the-patent-distortion-part-4/ The Patent Distortion: How So-called ‘News’ Sites About Patents Perished, and Refusal to Honestly Cover the News Played a Role in Their Demise]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/06/upc-drunkland/ Meme: Go Back Home, Team UPC, You Are Drunk]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/05/epo-and-following-orders/ Meme: When They Want Examiners to Follow Orders, Violate the EPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/05/obey-the-law/ Meme: EPO Examiners, Keep on Fighting (They Can't Fire Y'all)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/04/putinist-patent-office/ How the EPO is Like Putin’s Russia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/03/real-presidents/ A Real President]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/02/suepo-on-epo-stasi-and-iloat-ruling-against-mother/ Meme: Throwing Stones in a House of Glass]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/02/epo-putin/ EPO Breaks Laws Just Like Vladimir Putin, But Then It Has the Audacity to Exploit Ukraine to Pretend the Opposite is True]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/01/lets-break-the-law/ Meme: Team UPC: We Break the Law, We Don’t Care How You Feel About It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/03/01/team-upc-meme/ Meme: Team UPC: Nothing Can Stop Us!!!]</span>
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== 2008 ==
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=== February 2022 ===
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*[http://techrights.org/2008/11/14/enlarged-board-of-appeal-epo/ Alison Brimelow (EPO) Criticised for Referral to Enlarged Board of Appeal]
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/28/munich-agreement/ Meme: Munich Agreement]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2008/11/01/patent-problems-overview/ Patent Problems: Google Unresolved, Bilski Resolved, EPO to be Resolved?]
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/28/epo-dictators/ The EPO is Run by Dictators, Elected Staff Representatives Are Left Out of Key Consultations]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2008/09/19/epo-crisis/ The EPO Crisis and Microsoft’s Patent Trolls]
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/28/the-patent-distortion-part-3/ The Patent Distortion: Promotion of Illegal Agenda (and Nobody Could Mention Industrial Action/Strikes at EPO, Protesting Illegal Agenda)]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2008/04/10/epo-patent-numbers-decrease/ Patents Roundup: EPO Patent Numbers Decrease; Bilski Revisited]
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/24/meme-patent-invasion/ Meme: Patent Invasion]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2008/02/06/epo-uspto-sad-state/ Software Patents Roundup: EPO, USPTO and Acacia]
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/24/european-council-epo/ European Council Complicit in European Patent Office (EPO) Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/24/epo-complicity/ Meme: Josef the Spectator]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/24/ilo-slams-the-epo/ Better Late Than Never: ILO Subjects the EPO's Management to Some Belated Justice (Sans the Removal of Immunity, so Nobody is Being Held Accountable)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/23/what-epo-staff-says/ What EPO Staff Really Thinks]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/23/deja-vu-2022/ Meme: We've Been Here Before...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/23/meme-artificial-ai-bs/ Meme: Artificial ‘Productivity’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/22/piss-off-joff-meme/ Meme: IAM’s Patent Benchmark]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/22/epo-action-plan-approved-in-ballot/ António's EPO is Dead, Long Live the EPC?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/22/oversight-at-the-epo/ Meme: Oversight at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/22/promoting-abusers/ EPO — Both the Patent Office and the Patent Organisation — Celebrating Constitutional Violations, Covering Up Human Rights Abuses, and Promoting the Facilitators]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/22/epo-military-grade-propaganda/ Meme: Military-grade Propaganda in EPO.org This Past Week]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/22/epo-managers-do-not-understand-the-staff/ Meme: When Managers Do Not Understand the Staff (or Refuse to Understand It)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/21/bean-putting-the-epo-in-the-bin/ Dear Mr. Rowan]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/21/death-of-a-mainframe-in-epo/ 'European' Patent Office (EPO) Accelerates Outsourcing of Its Operations to the United States of America, Quite Likely in Defiance of GDPR and Basic Common Sense]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/21/patent-examiners-fight-back/ Today Begins a Battle for Rights of Patent Examiners at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/20/epo-upskilling/ Meme: EPO “Upskilling”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/20/epo-dg1-concerns/ EPO Management Still Treats EPO Workers Poorly, Even During Pandemic]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/20/the-patent-distortion-part-2/ The Patent Distortion: Weekly Series About Failure of the Media to Properly Explain Patents and Generally Cover the News]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/19/epo-sharecroppers/ Meme: António Campinos Does to Europe What His Country Did to Africa]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/19/epo-discredits-eu/ There's a Pie in the Face (on Its Way to EPOnia)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/18/meme-a-social-democracy-where-every-vote-is-for-sale/ Meme: A 'Social Democracy' Where Every Vote is for Sale]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/18/ffii-on-pl-holdings-upc/ FFII: In PL Holdings, European Court of Justice Confirms EU Law Cannot be Outsourced to International Courts Like Unified Patent Court (UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/18/antonio-campinos-corruption/ António Campinos Wants to Undo His Father’s Legacy for Several More Years, Spreading Corruption Across Europe and the World]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/18/megaphone-for-campinos/ Meme: Megaphone of António Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/18/antonio-campinos-reappointment/ BREAKING NEWS/EXCLUSIVE: António Campinos Confirms That He is Seeking Reappointment]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/14/gulag-noise/ Meme: Asking the Newsman for Information]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/14/patent-lies-as-the-norm/ When It Comes to Patents, Lies Have Become the 'Norm']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/13/epo-at-50-and-the-lost-charter/ A Criminal Legacy (and Present) of the European Patent Office, Europe’s Second-Largest Institution]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/13/francesca-battistelli-as-epo/ Meme: The Man Who Owned Everything]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/12/epo-voting-fodder/ Meme: Importing Corruption, Voting Fodder, and More]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/12/epo-business-as-usual/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part L (50, Final): 2010 - 2022: Business as Usual?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/12/epo-governance-animated/ Meme: EPO Governance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/12/epo-crisis-2/ The EPO Crisis]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/12/red-eponia/ Meme: Only Yellow Unions Allowed in Red EPOnia?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/12/epo-social-democracy-kaput/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XLIX: The Rise and Fall of Battistelli's “Social Democracy”...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/11/signed-by-sir-paul-mahoney/ Meme: “Unfounded” Claims of Fundamental Rights at the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/11/sir-paul-mahoney-track-record/ Where Sir Paul Mahoney Has Failed to Protect EPO Staff From Injustice and Sheer Abuse]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #55ddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/11/battistelli-boasted-about-collusion/ Meme: Reminder That Battistelli Openly Boasted (in the Media) About the EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/11/the-epos-overseeroverseen-collusion-part-xlviii-the-unkindest-cut-of-all/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XLVIII: The Unkindest Cut of All]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/10/new-epo-social-democracy-meme/ Meme: EUIPO-Styled Labelling for EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/10/epo-unjustified/ EPO Unjustified]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/10/meme-epo-courts/ Meme: EPO Courts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/10/epo-institutionalised-injustice/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XLVII: Institutionalised Injustice at the EPO?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/09/iloat-ruling-no-4430-and-iloat-ruling-no-4482/ Meme: Drunk Driving, Like Son of António Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/09/holding-management-accountable/ Staff Holding Management at the EPO Accountable]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/09/breaking-the-law-in-nl/ Meme: Team UPC and Team Battistelli Above the Law, Ignore the Law, Break the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/09/fundamental-rights-epo/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXXVI: An Erosion of Fundamental Rights Protection?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/08/epo-enters-collective-dissent-era/ Not Even Scabs Can Save EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/08/epo-staff-goes-on-strike/ EPO Staff Goes on Strike, Plans Partial Work Stoppage/Slowdown to Condemn Unlawful Meddling Designed to Lower Patent Quality and Patent Legitimacy (No EPC Compliance)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/08/epo-immunity-meme/ Meme: EPO Immune System: Nothing Can Touch Us!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/08/waite-and-kennedy/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXXV: In the Shadow of “Waite and Kennedy”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/07/the-epo-is-bleeding-in-courts/ The EPO is Bleeding in Courts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/07/immunity-and-impunity/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXXIV: Immunity = Impunity?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/07/epo-moral-damage/ EPO Pays Out Millions of Euros in Compensation — to Thousands of Workers Who Deserve a Lot More for Moral Damage — for Battistelli’s Illegal Acts (But Battistelli Himself Has Not Been Punished at All, Nor Have His Enablers)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/07/epo-diplomatic-immunity-meme/ Meme: Drunk on Power and Diplomatic Immunity]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/07/the-above-the-law-complex/ Nobody Should be Above the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/06/meme-almost-a-decade-for-epo-justice-delayed-hence-denied/ Meme: Almost a Decade for EPO Justice (Delayed, Hence Denied)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/06/immunity-help-from-the-epo-ac/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXXIII: A Legal No-Man's Land]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/06/video-about-the-42th-part/ Europe Has a Severe Corruption Crisis]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/05/power-trips-epo/ Meme: Wrong People Given Too Much Power]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/05/epo-parcel-of-rogues/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXXII: A Parcel of Rogues?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/05/rendering-epo-illegal/ Abandoning the EPC in Order to Promote Corporations-Led EPO With Kangaroo Courts (UPC) is Simply Illegal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/05/meme-epc-calling/ Meme: EPC Calling]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/04/epo-self-service/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXXI: Public Service or Self-Service?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/04/whitewash-epo-50/ Meme: EPC 50th Anniversary Whitewash in Preparation...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/04/epo-and-geneva-convention/ Meme: Geneva Convention or Geneva's Suggestion?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/04/ilo-review-of-antisocial-nondemocracy/ ILO Tribunal Once Again Rules That the European Patent Office (EPO) Violates Fundamental Rights]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/01/protocol-to-the-agreement-on-unified-patent-court-on-provisional-application-video/ Unified Patent Court (UPC) Leak Shows That 'Team UPC' and the EPO's Management Are Knowingly Breaking the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/02/01/protocol-to-the-agreement-on-unified-patent-court-on-provisional-application-as-text-and-pdf/ Why the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Cannot Enter Into Force, Based on the UPC Agreement Itself]</span>
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=== January 2022 ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/31/plundering-epo-staff/ 20-22 Vision: António Campinos Still Pillaging and Plundering EPO Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/31/2021-is-actually-2023/ Meme: To ‘Team UPC’, 2021 is Actually 2023]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/31/munich-epo-poll/ EPO Workers' Poll: 9 Out of 10 Employees in Munich Want to Participate or Consider Participating in Strike (or Protest)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/31/epo-management-on-the-run/ Meme: EPO Management on the Run]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/30/faking-the-upc/ Meme: The Next Stage of Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/30/team-upc-always-next-year/ Classic 'Team UPC': This Year Becomes “Next Year” Yet Again]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/30/shuffling-chairs-on-the-epo-titanic/ Shuffling the EPO Deck to Cover Up Crimes, EPC Violations, Attacks on Judges Etc. While Promoting Illegal and Unconstitutional UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/27/meme-epo-pursuing-an-eastern-and-western-district-of-europe-for-patent-trolls-and-software-patents/ Meme: EPO: Pursuing an Eastern and Western District of Europe (for Patent Trolls and Software Patents)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/26/lobbying-through-misinformation/ Meme: UPC: Many Lies as Headlines, Almost Exclusively in Publishers Sponsored by EPO and Team UPC to Produce Fake News (Lobbying Through Misinformation)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/26/epo-dot-organised-crime/ EPO as the 'Ministry of Truth' of Team UPC and Special Interests]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/25/why-the-unified-patent-court-upc-is-still-just-a-fantasy-and-the-upcs-fake-news-mill-merely-discredits-the-whole-patent-profession/ Why the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is Still Just a Fantasy and the UPC’s Fake News Mill Merely Discredits the Whole Patent ‘Profession’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/25/taking-upca-to-court/ Meme: Get Ready for Unified Patent Court (UPC) to be Taken to Court]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/25/epo-high-calibre-examiners/ The EPO Needs High-Calibre Examiners, Not Politicians Who Pretend to Understand Patents and Science]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/24/team-upc-european-texas/ Meme: Alexander Ramsay and Team UPC Inciting Politicians to Break the Law and Violate Constitutions, Based on Misinformation, Fake News, and Deliberate Lies Wrapped up as 'Studies']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/24/revoking-unwanted-vote/ Has the Administrative Council Belatedly Realised What Its Job in the European Patent Organisation Really Is?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/24/upc-var/ Meme: Team UPC is Celebrating a Pyrrhic Victory]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/23/illegal-upc/ Meme: Team UPC Congratulating Itself]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/22/upc-against-simple-facts/ A Parade of Fake News About the UPC Does Not Change the General Consensus or the Simple Facts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/22/alternative-facts-on-upc/ Welcome to 2022: Intentional Lies Are ‘Benefits’ and ‘Alternative Facts’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/20/upc-an-illegal-system/ Meme: UPC for CJEU]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/16/epo-data-meme/ Meme: European Patent Office Space]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/16/just-enough-privacy-lies/ EPO’s Web Site Constantly Spammed by Lies About Privacy While EPO Breaks the Law and Outsources Data to the United States]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/15/question-e-0055512021/ Patrick Breyer, Unlike Most German Politicians, Highlights the Fact That Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent Are Incompatible With EU Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/14/munich-staff-representatives-censored/ 2022 Starts With Censorship of Christmas and Other Greetings at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/10/epo-patent-management-system/ EPO Has Patent Management System (PMS), But You Must be a Microsoft Customer and Run Malicious, Back-Doored Operating System]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/09/epo-privacy-crimes/ Privacy Crimes at Europe's Second-Largest Institution, in Partnership With Microsoft]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/09/breaking-the-law-with-microsoft/ EPO Breaking the Law in Collusion With — and to the Benefit of — Microsoft]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/09/epo-coverup-with-microsoft/ New EPO Page Provides Cover-Up for Clear and Severe Privacy Violations With Microsoft]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/07/another-battistelli/ Meme: Just Another Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/07/fictional-epo-gap/ Fictional Gaps and an Attack on Workers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/07/the-gap/ Meme: Diferençampinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/07/epo-going-after-pensioners/ The EPO's Race to the Bottom — Part V — An Assault on Pensioners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/06/epo-pension/ Meme: Waiting for an EPO Pension]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/06/epo-new-career-system-ncs-and-new-pension-system-nps/ The EPO's Race to the Bottom — Part IV — New Career System (NCS) and New Pension System (NPS)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/06/epo-vs-examiners/ The Patent Examiners Will be Last (to Turn the Lights Off)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/05/defensive-union/ Meme: SUEPO is Just Being Defensive (the Attacks Come Only From EPO Management)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/05/epo-fake-financial-shortage/ The EPO's Race to the Bottom — Part III — “The King is Naked” (a Fake Financial Shortage and 'Missing' -- or Plundered -- Billions)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/04/epo-quantities/ Meme: High on Quantities]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/04/epo-conflict-2020/ The EPO's Race to the Bottom — Part II — “Playing People Off Against Each Other is Not the Way We Want to Go Forward!”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/04/epo-from-bad-to-worse/ The EPO’s Race to the Bottom — Part I — From Bad to Worse]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/02/patent-examiners-on-the-cheap/ Meme: Hiring and Retaining Patent Examiners on the Cheap]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/02/epo-not-hiring-for-excellence-anymore/ When You Replace 10,000 Euros Per Month Patent Examiners With 2,000 Euros Per Month Patent Examiners...]</span>
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'''Older articles''':
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* [[EPO 2021 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2020 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2019 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2018 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2017 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2016 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2015 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2008-2014 Archive]]

Current revision

Contents

General Introduction

The European Patent Office (EPO) has been granting software patents all across Europe despite the law (as per the EPC) explicitly forbidding it. The profit motive ultimately compromised patent quality; the problem was obscured by publishers like IAM but repeatedly stressed by SUEPO, the Staff Union of the EPO. There were even more mischievous practices going on, especially after the EPO's former head, Alison Brimelow, got replaced by a megalomaniac called Benoît Battistelli (now in CEIPI), who gradually drove away anything or anyone who threatened his undemocratic ambition of total power. He was helped by Jesper Kongstad, Christoph Ernst, Raimund Lutz, and Željko Topić. There was a culture of blatant nepotism (e.g. Elodie Bergot) and disrespect for courts, e.g. Willy (Guillaume) Minnoye stating intent to ignore (disobey) court rulings. He even rejected ILO rulings and sought an unconstitutional court, the UPC, promoted by big litigators such as Bristows LLP. Battistelli chose António Campinos, a French dual national (born in France) from EUIPO, as his successor (soon joined by former colleague Nellie Simon and Stephen Rowan from UKIPO). Both block Techrights at all EPO sites, not just in Germany, in order to prevent staff from accessing facts; IP Kat was also temporarily blocked (until it stopped exposing EPO abuses). EPO problems persist to date, but European media is reluctant to mention these.

Articles Index

We've archived older articles in the following pages: EPO 2021 Archive | EPO 2020 Archive | EPO 2019 Archive | EPO 2018 Archive | EPO 2017 Archive | EPO 2016 Archive | EPO 2015 Archive | EPO 2008-2014 Archive

In recent years Techrights wrote about the EPO in the below long and short posts, organised chronologically, with addition of the following colour coding for improved organisation based on theme:


Scope Repression Labour Above the law Credibility
Software (abstract) patents Institutional abuse Staff deaths/suicides Ignoring court orders or due process Budgetary issues
Patents on life Censorship/Gagging Crushing protests Crushing oversight or other branches Reputation issues (EU)
Patent maximalism/UPC DDOS Union-busting Character assassination/Defamation Favouritism/Nepotism
Patent trolls Legal bullying Abolishing workers' rights Propaganda/Misinformation/Paying the media Conflict of interest/Dubious connections
Systemic synthesis Illegal surveillance State within a state Alleged bribery Organisational crisis

2022 Articles (Latest First)

For an outline of recent events, see EPO in 2021.

May 2022

April 2022

March 2022

February 2022

January 2022


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