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= Articles Index =
= Articles Index =
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We've archived older articles in the following pages: [[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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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:
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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== 2021 Articles (Latest First) ==
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== 2022 Articles (Latest First) ==
For an outline of recent events, see [[EPO in 2021]].
For an outline of recent events, see [[EPO in 2021]].
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=== August 2021 ===
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=== January 2022 ===
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/15/abandoning-lawfulness/ When Nations Are Dens of Nepotism and Corruption, Just Like the EPO]</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: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/15/captured-balkan-states/ An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part XI: Captured States in the EU’s Waiting Room]</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: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/15/meme-macedonian-state-capture-control-from-afar/ Meme: Macedonian State Capture (Control From Afar)]</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: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/15/meme-the-macedoyen/ Meme: The MaceDoyen]</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: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/15/corrupt-officials-power-consolidation/ When Corrupt Officials Are Put in Charge of Law, Justice, and Patent-Granting Institutions]</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: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/14/illegal-proposals-dui/ Meme: Drumming Up Support for Illegal Proposals]</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: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/14/deputy-minister-dui-sword-falling/ An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part X: A “Fall Guy” For the Deputy Minister?]</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: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/14/swpats-on-magic/ Meme: Patents on ‘Magic’]</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: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/14/gerrymandering-epo/ The EPO's Extraordinary Gerrymandering Landscape and Belated Introduction to Goran Gerasinmovski]</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: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/14/epo-breeds-corrupt-politics/ EPO, Europe’s Second-Largest Organisation, as a Hub of Corrupt Politics]</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: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/14/north-macedonia-in-map/ Meme: North Macedonia is the Same as Germany]</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: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/14/epo-ac-violation-of-the-law/ An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part IX: “There Are Indications of a Violation of the Law…”]</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: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/13/politicising-patents/ The Grave Dangers of Politicised Patent Offices and a Politicians-Run EPO]</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: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/13/epo-diversity-and-inclusion/ Meme: EPO Needs D &amp; I in Opinions and Representation, Too]</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: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/12/emruli-hats/ Meme: Too Many Hats]</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: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/12/tetova-inspectors-report/ An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part VIII: An Inspector Calls]</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: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/12/beans-battistelli-meme/ Meme: A Statement That Wouldn’t Age Well…]</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: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/12/political-awards/ An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part VII: An Academic Institution With a Political Mission]</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: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/12/meme-there-is-a-special-place-in-hell-for-the-epos-social-dialogue/ Meme: There is a Special Place in Hell for the EPO’s Social Dialogue]</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: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/12/epo-ego-trip-and-wasteful-pr/ EPO Pinkwashing Helps Nothing Except the Ego of Oppressive and Despotic EPO Management]</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: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/12/fake-doctorates/ Meme: Honorary Doctorates and Doctored Doctorates]</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: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/12/dui-epo/ EPO is Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Just Like the President's Son]</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: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/11/meme-diplomatic-mill/ Meme: Diplomatic Mill]</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: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/11/dodgy-legal-luminary/ An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part VI: A Learned Legal Luminary]</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: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/11/epo-suicide-plan/ Meme: Restoring Peace by Spending 6 Million Euros to Fight Staff in Court (Approved by the EPO’s Administrative Council)]</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: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/11/rogues-in-charge/ Freenode is Now Dead. But is the EPO Too ‘Dead Man Walking’? When Rogues Are Left in Charge…]</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: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/11/epo-patent-invalidity/ Presumption of Patent Invalidity in Europe]</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: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/10/dui-public-office/ An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part V: Sharing Out the Spoils of Public Office]</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: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/10/epo-king-josef/ An Ode to Josef]</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: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/10/zero-patents-but-full-voting-rights/ EPO as a Combat Zone, Governed by Separatists Who Take Bribes]</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: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/10/5-weeks-epo-non-compliance/ Meme: EPO: Over a Month of Non-Compliance With Court Rulings!]</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: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/09/more-epo-memes/ Meme: More Than Meets the Eye...]</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: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/09/emruli-and-dui/ An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part IV: A Party Political Animal]</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: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/09/epo-hiding-problems/ Meme: The Administrative Council’s Strategy for Saving the EPO: Paying Up (Bribing) the Media and Lawyering Up EPO Staff]</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: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/09/epo-run-by-gangsters/ The Corruption Virus at the EPO, Europe’s Largest and Most Important Patent Office]</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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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/09/doyen-of-croatia/ Meme: Competition for the ‘Doyen’ (in the Boardroom or the Bedroom?)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/09/macedonia-votes-for-sale/ An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part III: A Longtime Associate of the Doyen]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/08/north-macedonia-connections/ Meme: Doyen for North Macedonia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/08/skopje-fist-bump/ An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part II: A Mysterious Fist-Bumping Masquerade in Skopje]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/08/the-hey-hi-farce/ Meme: Inventors as 'Robots' in the Western World and Global South]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/08/on-european-patent-organisation/ The European Patent Organisation Discredits the European Patent System]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/07/goran-gerasimovski-and-safet-emruli/ An EPO Administrative Council Exposé — Part I: A New EPO Balkan Affair?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/05/patent-quality-song/ The Patent Quality Song]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/05/patents-for-bots/ Meme: Patents for Bots (the Other Kind of ‘Hey Hi’ Patents)]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/05/justifying-software-patents/ EPO Bribing Scholars to Justify Software Patents, Then Using Narrow Surveys to Justify Unlawful Guidelines for Examiners (e.g. Software Patents as ‘Hey Hi’)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/03/scammers-gonna-scam/ The EPO is Europe’s Largest Scale Scam (by Far the Largest)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/03/epo-non-compliance/ Four Weeks of Non-Compliance: EPO Only Accepts Courts That It Rigs and Controls]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/02/a-mafia-run-office/ It Almost Feels Like Battistelli Still Runs the EPO (by Extension/Proxy)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/02/epo-crimes/ Meme: Vichyite Battistelli Committed Crimes and His Buddy António Snubs Courts That Confirm These Are Crimes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/08/01/epo-bad-for-europe/ Meme: Nobody and Nothing Harms Europe’s Reputation Like the EPO Does]</span>
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=== July 2021 ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/31/following-court-orders/ For 17 Days (and Counting) António Campinos Has Failed to Respond to Call for Compliance With the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/31/outlaw-bergot/ Raw: Elodie Bergot Breaking the Law by Threatening Against the Exercise of Fundamental Rights]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/30/european-media-does-not-care-about-europes-second-largest-institution-crushing-basic-laws-and-fundamental-rights/ European Media Does Not Care About Europe's Second-Largest Institution Crushing Basic Laws and Fundamental Rights]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/30/enforcing-iloat-rulings/ Meme: Enforcing ILO-AT Rulings...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/30/rowan-and-iloat/ Meme: Rowan and António Sittin' on a Tree...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/29/stress-at-epo/ Meme: António Lost His Power Over Patent Examiners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/29/epo-stricken/ European Patent Office is Going on Strike (or Strikes)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/29/rewarded-for-participation-in-epo-crimes/ Meme: No Crime Goes Unrewarded at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/28/epo-sociopaths-or-psychopaths/ Meme: When Sociopaths or Psychopaths Run Europe's Second-Largest Institution]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/28/epo-meets-iloat/ Meme: EPO Asked to Comply With the Law and Correct Behaviour]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/27/repainting-epo/ The EPO’s ‘News’ Page Annotated]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/26/lousy-quality/ Meme: EPO 2025 (When Most of the Decent Patent Examiners Have Been Chased Away)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/23/epo-fire/ Where There’s Smoke…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/18/european-patent-mill/ Meme: European Patent Mill]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/18/epo-trouble/ EPO is in Trouble, It’s Just Covering That Up]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/17/on-epc-supremacy/ EPO Examiners Should Be in Charge of EPO Policies, Not Self-Serving Politicians Who Exploit and Flaunt Diplomatic Immunity]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/17/epo-reality-gap/ Meme: If We Don't Agree There's a Gap...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/17/epo-kids/ EPO Collapsing Under Managerial Corruption and Neglect of Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/17/rigged-epo-eba/ The EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal Acknowledges That It’s Rigged Even After a Shuffle]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/16/rigged-court-does-its-job/ Meme: It’s Always an Emergency When You Need to Protect Criminals From Prosecution/Accountability]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/15/epo-working-group-on-teleworking/ Staff Elements in Working Group on *[Teleworking Explain Lies From EPO Management, Which Isn’t Working (Only Robbing and Stealing From the EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/15/suepo-compensation-claim/ EPO Staff Seeking Reparations After Unlawful Practices and a Decade of Abuse by EPO 'Mafia']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/15/capacity-in-techrights/ Increasing Capacity in Techrights]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/15/campinos-nepotism/ Meme: Couldn't Even Qualify for Management at GAP]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/13/rip-philippe-aigrain/ Philippe Aigrain, Who Fought Against Software Patents, Died This Past Weekend]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/13/the-epos-administrative-council-just-chose-another-battistelli-for-the-same-toxic-agenda/ The EPO's Administrative Council Just Chose Another Battistelli (for the Same Toxic Agenda)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/13/epo-sinking-ship/ António Campinos Needs to be Removed From the EPO as Soon as Possible Along With Friends He Brought Over]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/13/an-epo-fudge/ Meme: The EPO's Kakistocracy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/13/presidential-skill-gap/ Video: Mind the Mental Gap]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/12/swpats-austrian-patent-office/EPO Would Never Have Posted This]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/12/epo-telenovela/ Meme: EPO Telenovela: Sua Vida me Pertence by Tony Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/12/campinos-vs-epo-staff/ EPO Dictator Campinos Continues Crushing EPO Staff, Outpacing Battistelli in Terms of His Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/11/upc-fcc/ UPC @ FCC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/11/techrights-news-to-muse/ Techrights News to Muse]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/10/team-upc-omissions/ Meme: Sparkling Wine for Team UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/10/cynical-about-epo-media-coverup/ Chronicles of the Defunct Patent Office/Legal System in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/09/fcc-eu/ Meme: When Timing is Impossible to Ignore]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/09/ecb-and-upc/ Journalists Who Don’t Even Know What the UPC is (or What It’s Called) Carry Water for the Patent Litigation Lobby]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/09/diplomatic-immunity-farce/ Arguing With Diplomatic Immunity]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/09/survival-of-epo/ EPO's Staff Union Fights for the EPO's Survival and Viability]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/08/epo-strike-regulations/ ILOAT Finally Overturns Battistelli's Vichyite Strike Regulations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/08/epo-compliance/ Meme: Will EPO Comply?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/08/iloat-caseload/ Video: ILO-AT Caseload Shows That António Campinos Failed and Should be Sacked by the Administrative Council of the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/07/ilo-at-epo-caseload/ Among 43 New Judgments From ILO-AT, Which ‘Oversees’ Dozens of Institutions, 25 (More Than 58%) Concern the EPO’s Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/07/abraham-lincoln-and-epo-tyrants/ Living the EPO Lie]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/06/anonymous-epo-whispers/ EPO Management: A Mafia That Discourages Journalism and Reduces Truth to Anonymous Whispers (Ducking Detection by the Mafia)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/06/epo-industrial-espionage/ European Patent Office (EPO) and the EPO's Administrative Council Both Complicit in Illegal Outsourcing to Microsoft (and Industrial Espionage)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/05/complicity-of-epo-administrative-council/ The EPO's Administrative Council Has Just Shown Evidence of Its Complicity (Again)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/05/alicante-patent-office/ Holiday for António, Glass and Metal Cages for the Rest of Us]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/05/epo-moving-the-goalposts/ Making EPO Crimes a ‘New Normal’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/05/epo-towards-a-new-normal/ EPO’s “Towards a New Normal” Hogwash Just Another Attempt to Make Unlawful and Unconstitutional Policies Seem OK and ‘Normalised’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/04/epo-airlines-independence-day/ Meme: EPO Airlines]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/03/no-new-normal-for-antonio-campinos/ Delay After Delay, Blunder After Blunder, the ‘New Normal’ of António Campinos Faces Obstacles]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/02/eboa-statement/ Techrights Statement on Today's EPO Hearing (Enlarged Board of Appeal)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/02/no-decision-on-vico/ 'ViCo' Technical Issues Already Curtail the Case About EPO 'ViCo', Decision Cannot be Issued Today!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/02/epo-live-leak/ Meme: Making EBoA Great Again]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/02/court-on-the-hook/ Court on Call (or Calle)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/01/eba-and-european-constitutions/ EPO Circus Versus European Constitutions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/01/incompetent-epo/ EPO Run by Completely and Totally Incompetent and Irresponsible People]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/01/epo-popcorn/ EPO Referral Case G 1/21: It's Popcorn Time!]</span>
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=== June 2021===
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/30/no-epo-lawfulness-anymore/ The Already-Weak Impression of EPO Lawfulness (Under António Campinos) is Over]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/30/another-g1-21-scandal/ More G1/21 Scandals as the Stacked Panel Scrambles to Cover Up the Misconduct]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/29/third-world-epo/ Communications of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO Still Controlled by the Office, Which Also Censors Public Input Submissions (Observations)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/28/meme-trying-to-become-more-evil-than-battistelli-after-3-years-in-office/ Meme: Trying to Become More Evil Than Battistelli After 3 Years in Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/28/epo-staff-increasingly-disposable/ EPO Treats Staff as Disposable, Hence More Reluctant to Defy Unlawful Guidelines and Policies]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/28/techrights-p2p/ What to Do If the Techrights Web Site is Offline]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/28/vico-on-trial-eboa/ EPO ViCo on Trial]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/26/fixing-by-antonio-campinos/ Meme: The EPO’s Hand on the Scales (With Fixers Inside the Most Important Hearings)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/26/epo-gemini/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Articles, Almost 3,500 of Them in Total, Now Listed in Gemini]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/26/g-121-epo-catastrophe/ G 1/21 is a Catastrophe for the EPO’s Legitimacy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/24/meme-timely-timing/ Meme: Timely Timing?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/24/epo-pandora-box/ Virtual Injustice — Part 15: A Pandora’s Box… But for Whom?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/21/vico-as-new-normal/ Virtual Injustice — Part 14: How Mandatory ViCo Became the “New Normal”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/20/the-epo-games/ Virtual Injustice — Part 13: Let the Games Continue…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/20/epo-awards-smokescreening/ EPO: Fake Patents, Fake (Paid-for) Patent Coverage, and Fake Awards for Public Relations Purposes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/19/saner-patent-system-in-europe/ We Need and Deserve a Saner Patent System in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/19/epo-eba-court-of-public-opinion/ The EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal Has Already Lost the Case in the Court of Public Opinion]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/19/carl-josefsson-in-the-shadows/ Virtual Injustice — Part 12: Carl Josefsson – Down But Not Out!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/19/epo-eba-criticism/ Virtual Injustice — Part 11: Perceptive Comments and Caustic Criticism]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/18/meme-when-the-court-drops/ Meme: When the 'Court' Drops]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/18/virtual-media/ The EPO's Virtual Injustice and Virtual ('News') Media]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/18/on-swedish-justice/ Meme: Swedish Justice]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/18/superficial-epo-coverage/ Virtual Injustice -- Part 10: Vapid and Superficial Coverage in the 'IP' Blogosphere]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/17/heli-pihlajamaa-swpats/ Heli Pihlajamaa Promoting Software Patents to Patent Maximalists]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/17/kevin-mooney-upc-lies/ The Lying by Team UPC, Led Again by Kevin Mooney]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/17/meme-the-enlarged-bored-people-with-presidential-decrees/ Meme: The Enlarged Bored People With Presidential Decrees]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/17/swpats-epo-officials/ Response to Misinformation From EPO Officials]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/17/epo-ip-expansionism/ Meme: Tilting the Scales for Software Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/17/heli-pihlajamaa/ Virtual Injustice — Part 9: Heli, the EPO’s Nordic Ice-Queen]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/16/epo-patent-maximalist/ Virtual Injustice — Part 8: A Well-Connected ‘IP’ Maximalist]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/15/epo-revolving-doors/ Virtual Injustice — Part 7: Musical Chairs and Revolving Doors]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/14/epo-legal-bullying/ Hardly Shocking and Not At All Surprising That Thugs Who Run the EPO Hired External Thugs to Help Them Oppress Aggrieved Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/14/mafia-culture/ Meme: There Are No Elections in Mafia-Type Regimes; It's About Family and Friends...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/14/epo-pockets-war/ Meme: EPO 'Lawfulness' as Crude Budget Wars]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/14/epo-budget-and-finance-committee/ A Parade of 'Yes Men': EPO's Budget and Finance Committee as Rubber-stamper of the Dictatorship That Pays the Salary]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/14/epc-denial/ Meme: Illegal Location, Illegal Methods (Haar ViCo)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/14/fixing-g121/ The ‘Fixer’ of António Campinos Taints G1/21 (ViCo Hearing)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/14/ficsor-buddies-with-epo-pres/ Virtual Injustice — Part 6: Best Buddies With António]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/13/classic-old-epo-strike/ Classic: Old EPO Strike]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/13/epo-in-budapest/ Virtual Injustice -- Part 5: Benoît's “Friends” in Budapest]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/12/12-pages-of-lies/ EU Already Captured by — and Lying for — Corrupt EPO Officials, Team UPC, and Lobbyists of Multinational Corporations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/12/vicoc/ Meme: Virtual Code of Conduct (ViCoC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/12/mihaly-ficsor-past/ Virtual Injustice — Part 4: Mihály Ficsor, the EPO’s Hungarian “Fixer”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/11/presidential-minions/ Virtual Injustice — Part 3: All the President’s Men…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/11/vico-80s-prior-art/ EPO ‘ViCo’ Prior Art (or ViCo Going Back to the 1980s)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/10/edps-gdpr-epo-impunity/ The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) Needs to Get Its Act Together on the EPO's GDPR Violations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/10/vico-prior-art/ EPO ‘ViCo’ Prior Art (~30 Years Ago): Barely Innovative at All]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/10/lord-justice-dog/ Meme: Lord Justice Sir]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/10/joke-of-a-legal-system/ The EPO’s Lack of Objective Legal System is No Laughing Matter]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/10/epo-vico-oral-proceedings/ Virtual Injustice — Part 2: The ViCo Oral Proceedings of 28 May 2021]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/09/purpose-of-patents/ Purpose of Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/09/european-patent-office-justice-eba/ Why We Fight for Real Justice at the European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/09/epo-legal-fudge-factory/ Virtual Injustice — Part 1: António’s Increasingly Wonky Legal Fudge Factory]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/08/awful-epo-management/ EPO Management Pours Money Down the River, Wasting Budget on Failed and Failing Projects]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/08/eba-document-censorship-and-epo-evidence-tampering/ Time for the Boards of Appeal to Host Their Own Files, Knowing That the Patent Office is Censoring Submissions From the Public]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/07/meme-judges-at-epo/ Meme: Judges Aren’t the Enemy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/07/against-malicious-software/ The Correlation Between Software Freedom and Universal Justice]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/07/epo-posturing-again/ EPO Management: We Listen to Users, Especially Monopolists and Overzealous Litigation Firms]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/07/campinos-fc/ The Kanté of Alicante]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/07/censorship-of-epo-stakeholders/ The EPO’s Censorship of Stakeholders is a Misguided Case of Digging One’s Own Grave]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/06/the-giftkuche-of-haar-allegedly-a-part-of-munich-as-the-epos-enlarged-board-of-appeal-refuses-to-even-check/ The Giftküche of Haar (Allegedly a Part of Munich, as the EPO’s Enlarged Board of Appeal Refuses to Even Check)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/06/video-response/ Video: 'Shoot the Messenger' Tactics]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/06/epo-campinos-cronyism/ EPO G 1/21 Update: Fresh Allegations of Cronyism Against Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/06/reporters-not-public-enemies/ Never Ever Let Those Who Expose Corruption Be Framed as 'Public Enemies']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/04/epo-fixing-cases/ Meme: EPOnian ‘Justice’ (Just Us, the Superpowers)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/04/epo-sheesh/ Almost a ‘Media Blackout’ About What Happened Last Friday at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/04/one-week-boa-crisis/ One Week Since the EPO's Boards of Appeal Came to a Standstill Due to Lack of Independence and Impartiality]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/01/boss-always-right/ Meme: Approving the Actions of the Boss]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/01/epo-possible-good-news/ Some Potentially Good News About the EPO]</span>
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=== May 2021===
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/29/antonio-campinos-health/ Meme: EPO Bad for Your Health (Even as President)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/29/antonio-campinos-needs-to-step-down/ President of the Boards of Appeal and His ‘Handler’ António Campinos Need to Step Down to Save the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/28/epo-campinos-is-finished/ President Campinos is Finished (EPO Crisis Afoot)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/28/epo-eba-crisis/ Meme: Outsourced Panel to Decide on Legality of Outsourced Panels]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/28/g121-postponed/ Breaking: G1/21 (ViCo Hearing) Going Down the Drain]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/27/postscriptum-to-series-about-g-121/ Postscriptum: Carl Josefsson Sidelined From G 1/21!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/27/isarpatent-spanner/ Latest News on G 1/21: Another Spanner in the Works]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/27/managing-perceptions-ip/ Managing Perceptions for the EPO’s Regime]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/27/antonio-campinos-lies-2021/ When the Lips of António Campinos Move...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/26/praetorian-guard-in-haar/ The Haarian Praetorian Guard]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/26/outline-g121-and-beyond/ Outline of Recent EPO Series: Kangaroo Courts, German Government Complicity, and Gross Privacy Violations by Unaccountable Officials]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/26/epo-g1-21/ Media Colluding With EPO Autocrats Who Break the Law, Aiming to Mislead the Public]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/26/to-hear-in-haar/ They Don't Want Us to Hear...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/26/the-golden-one/ The Golden Decision]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/26/summing-up-g121/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 20: Summing up]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/25/max-propaganda/ EPO Propaganda, Looking to Legitimise a Rigged Panel of Judges, Starts With Author Who Did Puff Pieces With António Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/25/epo-stacked-courts/ An Ode to Jeannine Hoppe and Nikolaus Obrovski]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/25/enshrining-illegal-practices/ Deciphering the EPO's Media Strategy for Handling Its Illegal Practices, Which It Already Extends Until Next Year (Without Even Waiting for the Kangaroo Court's Ruling)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/25/bets-g121/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 19: Ladies and Gentlemen, Place Your Bets…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/24/epo-propaganda-ahead/ Get Ready for a Torrent of EPO Propaganda]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/23/spying-on-unions-and-judges/ Meme: Judges in Haar Must Behave Themselves]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/23/illusion-of-peace-in-haar/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 18: Promoting the Illusion of Peace and Haar-mony]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/23/webchat-as-court/ Meme: ViCo: Videoconference as ‘Courtroom’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/23/legality-of-vico/ EPO Deciding on the Legality of ViCo… Over ViCo]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/23/trashing-article-116-1-epc/ Article 116(1) EPC and the Stacked Courts Initially Entrusted to Judge Their Own Actions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/23/evangelos-chatzikos-and-richard-arnold/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 17: The External Members: Evangelos Chatzikos and Richard Arnold]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/22/loving-the-epc/ Nobody Loves the EPO (or EPC) Like the Staff Representatives and the Union, SUEPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/22/epo-eba-rigged/ We Need to Save Europe From the Lawlessness of EPO ‘Mafia’ (Corrupt Management That Doesn’t Understand Patents or Law)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/22/appeal-for-independence/ Meme: Appeal for Independence]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/22/the-missing-boa-signatures/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 16: The Mystery of the “Missing Signatures”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/21/european-patent-office-feaks-out/ Leaky and Freaky Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/21/epo-gone-irrational/ Rational Patent Office Gone Irrational]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/21/eba-letter/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 15: The EBA Letter of 8 December 2014]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/20/meme-the-epos-very-special-dept-of-justice/ Meme: The EPO's Very Special Dept. of Justice]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/20/calle-josefsson-deposed/ Breaking EPO News Regarding G 1/21: Judge Calle Josefsson Deposed as Chairman]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/20/the-cost-of-epo-corruption/ EPO Corruption Impacts Everybody, Even Those Uncaring About Patents and Those Outside Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/20/nemo-iudex-in-causa-sua/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 14: Nemo Iudex in Causa Sua?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/19/hey-hi-inventions/ Say Hey Hi to Inventions and Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/19/gunnar-eliasson-and-andrea-ritzka/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 13: Internal Members: Gunnar Eliasson and Andrea Ritzka]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/18/ingo-beckedorf-explained/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 12: Internal Members: Ingo Beckedorf]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/18/epo-mafia-with-immunity/ The EPO Has Slipped Out of Control and Now It's a Mass Litigation “Mafia” With Immunity]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/18/epo-lawyering-up-against-staff/ António Campinos is Already Worse Than Benoît Battistelli and Maybe More Aggressive as Well]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/18/wim-van-der-eijk-explained/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 11: The Rapporteur Who Once Was Vice-President]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/18/capturing-the-epo/ Meme: Captured EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/18/fixing-the-epo-asap/ An Urgent Need to Fix the EPO, Which is Becoming Rogue at Every Level (Even the 'Legal' Level)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/17/calle-josefsson-sellout/ Calle Josefsson as Living Proof That Attacking the Causes You Once Proclaimed to Stand for is Very Profitable]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/17/epo-faustian-pact/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 10: A Faustian Pact?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/17/stealing-from-epo-staff/ EPO Staff Representatives Not Amused to See an Office That Steals From Staff and Even From Pensioners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/17/virtual-jail/ Meme: Virtual Prisons for Virtual Hearings (Haarings)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/17/star-of-haar/ President of the Boards of Appeal, the Star of the Haar Show]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/17/on-virtual-courts/ Virtual ‘Courts’ Aren’t Courts and Aren’t Suitable Substitutes, Either]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/16/haar-song/ Haar Song]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/16/epo-vs-democracy/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 9: Squeezing Out the Lifeblood of Democracy?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/16/epo-misinformation/ EPO.org is a Really Awful Source of Information]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/patent-production-and-timeliness/ Meme: When All That Matters is ‘Production’ and ‘Timeliness’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/sweden-radical-student-brotherhood/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 8: The Radical Student “Brotherhood”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/law-and-order-not-coming-back/ Christoph Ernst Lecturing Us on “Transparency” and EPO Corruption (as Well as Assault on the EPC) Becoming a “New Normal”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/stakeholders-in-lawlessness/ Jacques Michel and Willy (Guillaume) Minnoye: Stakeholders in EPO Lawlessness]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/josefsson-strange-metamorphosis/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 7: Calle’s Strange Metamorphosis]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/making-up-the-law/ Making up Law at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/14/judging-anarchy/ Meme: Calle Calling…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/14/epo-legal-anarchy/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 6: The Habermasian Who Warned About “Legal Anarchy”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/14/epo-justice-meme/ EPO Justice]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/14/judges-as-nazis/ Meme: Judges the Office Cannot Control Are Just Nazis With Weapons in Their Office...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/13/swedish-chef-josefsson/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 5: Battistelli’s “Swedish Chef”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/13/epo-president-of-the-boards-of-appeal/ The EPO's War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 4: The President of the Boards of Appeal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/13/judging-epo-judges/ Judging the Judges]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/13/epo-kafkaesque/ When EU Authorities Tell You to Complain to the EPO Itself About EPO Privacy Violations...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/epo-g-1-21-current-line-up/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 3: The Current Line-up]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/ip-kat-memes/ Meme: Longing for the Original IP Kat…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/epo-pro-forma-rubber-stamping/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 2: Just Another Pro Forma Rubber-Stamping Exercise?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/campinos-award/ The European Campinos Award]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/attacks-on-justice-itself/ Personal Thoughts About the EPO 'Kangaroo Court' Scandal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/reporting-injustice/ Doing Justice by Reporting Injustice]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/kangaroo-court-at-eponia/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 1: Rumours of a Kangaroo Court at EPOnia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/11/epo-outsourced/ Europe's Second-Largest Institution, the EPO, is Partly Based in the United States]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/11/epo-sap-and-workers-or-pensioners/ Mass Litigation Over the Salary Adjustment Procedure (SAP), Basically an Attack on All EPO Staff, Even EPO Pensioners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/11/epo-box-ticking-drill/ EPO ‘Dialogue’ With Staff Representatives is as Dead as ‘Dialogue’ With the Union]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/08/epo-takes-berlin/ Then We Take Berlin…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/06/theranos-patent-trolls/ Meme: Who Needs Examination Anyway When There's 'Hey Hi' (AI)?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/06/epo-expensive-puff-pieces/ Europe’s Second-Largest Institution Corrupting the Media and Buying Expensive Puff Pieces]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/06/not-falling-for-bullshit/ Free Software Proponents Don’t Fall for Bullshit (Same is True for EPO Examiners)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/04/epo-eia-hush-money/ EPO Already Wasting Money on Media Manipulation Campaigns for European Inventor Award]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/04/epo-disregards-animal-welfare/ EPO Disregards Animal Welfare]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/01/epo-going-down-the-toilet/ Meme: You Cannot Measure Innovation by the Quantity of Paperwork]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/01/consult-the-examiners/ The EPO Can Never and Will Never Recover If It Fails to Communicate With People Who Actually Understand the Job of a Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/29/green-epo/ When A Source of Pollution and Corruption Paints Itself Green]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/29/epo-lying-and-breaking-the-law/ Lying and Breaking the Law: Is This the Best Europe's Second-Largest Institution (EPO) Can Do?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/27/greenponia/ Meme: Greenponia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/27/epo-greenwashing-stunts/ The EPO Abuses Climate Change, Hijacking or Misusing Grassroots Activism for Corporate Public Relations Stunts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/26/epo-reform-euphemism/ At the EPO, the Word “Reform” Means Abolition (Abandonment of Staff)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/26/epo-posing-as-art-gallery/ The European Patent Office Isn’t About Patents Anymore and It’s Run by Clueless People]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/24/epo-compliance-meme/ Meme: EPO Comp-LIE-A**]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/23/child-of-the-carnation-devolution/ “Dia da Liberdade” 2021: Some Thoughts For the Day]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/21/epo-reputation-drowns/ Behind the Curtains of Cheap and Cheesy PR the EPO is a Machine of Oppression (Against Its Very Own Staff), Tribunal to Rule on Strike Busting]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/20/epo-v-normal/ At the EPO, Lawlessness Has Become “a New Normal”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/20/upc-swpats-rms/ Richard Stallman on How UPC is a Trojan Horse for Software Patents in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/17/edps-farce/ Breaking News: EDPS Admits That It is Powerless to Investigate Claims of GDPR Non-compliance at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/17/normalised-abuse/ What the EPO Has 'Normalised' in Europe...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/16/suepo-legal-action/ EPO Staff Union Takes the EPO 'to Court' (the ILO's Tribunal, as the EPO Cannot be Taken to a Proper Court)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/16/truth-and-justice/ Exposing Hard Truths is the First Step or the Path Towards Justice]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/16/epo-cooperation-money/ Meme: Laundering Bribes as ‘Cooperation Money’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/16/bundestagate-part-20/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 20: Taking Stock]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/15/de-cash-cow/ Meme: Germany’s Red Cash Cow]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/15/bundestagate-part-19/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 19: The Deafening Silence of the Media]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/15/bundestagate-part-18/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 18: Zero Tolerance for “Lawless Zones”?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/14/bundestagate-part-17/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 17: Jawohl, Herr Minister!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/14/test-case-procedure-for-the-epo-appeals-committee/ Over 1,000 EPO Workers Initiate Legal Challenge Against the EPO’s Attack on Salaries (in Defiance of Assurances Made to Workers Who Relocate to Another Country With Whole Families)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/13/epo-tweedledum-tweedledee/ An Examination of Correspondence Between the Tweedledum-Tweedledee Duo, Lutz and Ernst]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/13/bundestagate-part-16/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 16: An Inimitable Duo]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/13/ode-to-ernst/ An Ode to Dr. Ernst]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/13/epo-csc-on-education-and-childcare-reform/ During Pandemic, With Rising Inflation, Corrupt EPO Management With Its ‘Shadow Budget’ Cracks Down on Education and Childcare Allowance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/12/bundestagate-part-15/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 15: Different Strokes for Different Folk]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/12/lying-to-juri/ EPO President Campinos Lying to JURI]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/11/bundestagate-part-14/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 14: The Notorious Revolving Door]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/11/eponia-over-gemini-protocol/ All EPO Articles Are Available Over Gemini Protocol]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/11/juri-poem/ Judge and JURI]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/11/bundestagate-part-13/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 13: The Failed Promise of a “Good Governance” Guru…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/11/epo-accountability-juri/ Challenging Times for EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/10/bundestagate-spoiler/ Meme: Bundestagate Series Spoiler]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/10/campinos-juri/ Breaking News: Campinos to Appear Before the Legals Affairs Committee of the European Parliament on Monday 12 April]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #55ddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/10/bundestagate-part-12/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 12: A Worthy Successor to His Mentor?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/10/availability-first/ Accessibility and Availability First]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/09/racist-uncle-vichy/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Appendix (Benoît Battistelli’s Vichy Syndrome): Georges Henri Léon Battistelli and Charles Robert Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/09/bundestagate-part-11/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 11: The BMJV’s Tweedledee: Dr Christoph Ernst]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/09/dying-news-sites/ News Sites That Talk About Patents Have Become Shameless Self-Promotion 'Plugs' by Law Firms (and Sometimes Outright 'Spam' for Litigation)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/08/meme-self-styled-judges/ Meme: Self-styled Judges]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/08/bundestagate-part-10/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag Part 10: A Faithful Lapdog Despised and Reviled by EPO Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/07/bundestagate-part-9/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 9: A Veritable Virtuoso of Legal Sophistry]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/07/purposeless-office/ A Patent System for Giant Corporations Like Boeing and Airbus, Not for Ordinary European Citizens]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/06/bundestagate-part-8/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag Part 8: The EPO’s Tweedledum, Raimund Lutz]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/06/love-letters-of-epo/ Germany’s Inaction on EPO Privacy Abuses and Corruption in General]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/05/bundestagate-part-7/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 7: Ms Voßhoff Alerts the Bundestag…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/05/not-my-department-in-germany/ ‘Not My Department’: How Privacy Abuses Have Been Treated in Germany]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/04/bundestagate-part-6/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 6: Dr Petri Starts the Ball Rolling…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/04/german-government-scandals/ The EPO Scandals Are Partly German Government Scandals, Too]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/03/bundestagate-part-5/ The EPO Bundestagate -- Part 5: The Federal Eagle's Disconcerting Metamorphosis]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/03/de-lying-for-the-epo/ Milking the EPO and Lying for the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/02/bundestagate-part-4/ The EPO Bundestagate — Part 4: Parroting the GDPR-Compliance Myth]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/02/epo-bit/ A BIT Worrying Where the EPO is Going...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/02/epo-talking-points/ Government of Germany Relays Talking Points Directly From the Mouths of EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/02/dysfunctional-spaghetti-epo/ EPO is a Zombie Institution Where Managers Have “Repeatedly Used Buzzwords and Catchphrases Like “Digital Transformation”, “Artificial Intelligence” and “Upskilling”, to Name a Few.”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/02/bundestagate-part-3/ The EPO Bundestagate — Part 3: A “Minor Interpellation” in the German Bundestag]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/01/epo-grifting/ EPO President António Campinos Promoting Microsoft Proprietary Software (Monopoly) and Software Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/01/epo-all-about-germany/ EPO: It is All About Germany, Baby!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/01/bundestagate-part-2/ The EPO Bundestagate — Part 2: Lack of Parliamentary Oversight, Many Questions and Few Answers…]</span>
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=== March 2021 ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/31/it-came-from-the-cloud/ Meme: It Came From the Cloud... in Haar]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/31/bundestagate-part-1/ The EPO Bundestagate — Part 1: How the Bundestag Was (and Continues to be) Misled About EPO Affairs]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/30/april-surprises/ Coming Up in April: Exposing More EPO Crimes and Advocating Software Freedom]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/29/no-epo-dialogue/ After Crushing Dialogue With the Union (SUEPO) the EPO’s President Does the Same to Staff Representatives]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/25/epo-potential-improvements/ EPO Staff Representation Again Warns About Collapse in Patent Quality (Due to Bad Management), Suggests Potential Improvements]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/25/judges-epo-kangaroo-courts/ EPO Has Become an Institution of Unbridled Crime, Where Judges Exist Only to Approve the Crimes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/24/unlawful-attacks-on-eba/ EPO Management Bombards the ‘News’ Section to Distract From Unlawful Attacks on the EPO’s Highest Tribunal (This Time in G 1/21)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/23/how-to-rob-the-epo/ Meme: EPO Robbed]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/23/epo-robbery/ EPO Robbery Under the Shadow of Pandemic Sweeping Across Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/epoleaks-report-march-2021-finale/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Summing Up: EPO Administrative Council Still Asleep at the Wheel]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/epo-invalidity-appeals/ As Work/EPO Invalidity Appeals Rejected, More Reasons Emerge to Worry About the Campinos Regime]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/abandoning-patent-law/ EPO Has Abandoned Patent Law and Sooner or Later Stakeholders Will Abandon the EPO Just Like Many Examiners Did]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/epo-banking/ Meme: Banking on the EPO's Future]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/patent-quality-matters-not/ The Sky is the Limit for EPO Management as Patent Quality is Lowered to Gutter Level]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/epo-board-of-auditors/ EPO Board of Auditors is Incompetent and Patently Unfit for Purpose]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/epo-gdpr-smoking-gun/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law The ‘Smoking Gun’: Hard Evidence That the EPO Has Been Lying About GDPR Compliance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/21/hey-hi-at-the-epo/ Hey, Hi, Welcome to the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/21/epo-fluff/ Almost 100 Pages of Self-Congratulatory Marketing Isn't a Case of Informing the Administrative Council of the EPO But Misleading It Using Fluff and Buzzwords]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/20/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-15/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law Part XV: Has the EPO Sold Out Its “Digital Sovereignty”?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/20/ghost-of-eia-2015/ Ghost of Elizabeth Holmes Still Haunts EPO as Her Patents Are Used to Suppress COVID-19 Research in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/20/epo-transparency-lie/ EPO Secrecy and Technical Incompetence]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/19/reality-distortion-in-epo-coverage/ Perception Management and Reality Distortion in EPO Coverage, Sometimes Subsidised by the EPO and Typically Funded by Litigation Giants]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/19/epo-new-normal/ At the EPO ‘New Normal’ is Synonymous With ‘Breaking the Law’… (EPC, Human Rights and More)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/19/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-14/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part XIV: When is a Conflict of Interest Not a Conflict of Interest?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/19/microsoft-deal-with-the-epo/ The Microsoft Deal With the EPO is Illegal For a Lot of Reasons]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/18/microsoft-controls-epo/ Meme/Teaser: The European Blackmail Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/18/epo-masking-agenda/ Meme: Masking Their Agenda...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/18/boa-rendered-kangaroo-court/ The Patent Professionals Have Come to Realise That the EPO Boards of Appeal, Controlled by Office Management, Are Kangaroo Courts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/18/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-13/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law -- Part XIII: A Global 'IP' Player]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/18/enough-of-epo-immunity/ Meme: Drunk on Power, Drunk on Diplomatic Immunity (and Impunity)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/17/microsoft-corruption-addendum/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part XII: Corruption Addendum]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/17/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-12/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law Part XII: Foreign Corrupt Practices, Bid Rigging and “Slush Funds”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/17/epo-is-drunk/ The EPO is Drunk and Should Go Home]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-11/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law -- Part XI: Close Encounters With the Trust-busters…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/microsoft-privacy-violations/ EDPS Documents About Microsoft’s Privacy Violations and Much More to Come Regarding the EPO’s Privacy Scandals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/campinos-will-survive/ The ‘Hey Hi’ of António Campinos Will Survive This]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/epo-data-scandals-and-the-media/ Why We Don’t Expect the Media or Patent ‘News’ Sites to Cover or Even Just Mention EPO Data Scandals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/software-patents-guise-ai/ EPO Promoting Illegal Software Patents Under the Guise of NET/Hey Hi]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-10/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part X: The Spectre of GDPR…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/lipstick-on-epo/ Meme/Teaser: Lipstick on EPO in the 'Cloud']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/formal-report-microsoft-violations/ Microsoft Breaking European Privacy Laws While Distracting the Public: The Evidence (a Formal 91-Page Report)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-9/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part IX: Know Your Vendor…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epo-waffle-on-microsoft/ Response to the EPO's Response to Techrights About Microsoft 'Cloud' (Still Failing to Justify the GDPR Violations)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-8-addendum/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part VIII Addendum]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-8/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part VIII: The Aftermath of Schrems II in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epo-and-universal-declaration-of-human-rights/ Europe's Second-Largest Institution (EPO) is Not Only Violating the Law But Also Acting in Defiance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epo-corporate-imperialism/ European Patent Office as Apparatus of American/Corporate Imperialism (by Surveillance and More)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-7/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law -- Part VII: Lipstick on a Pig…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/espionage-patent-office/ Meme: EPO Encryption, Brought to You by (and for) Microsoft to Subvert]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/simulation-swpats-video/ The German Constitutional Court Needs to Recognise That the EPO’s Tribunals Are Not Independent and EPC Has Not or Isn’t Being Honoured for Quite Some Time Now]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/epo-microsoft-gdpr-abuses/ Contacting Your (European) Member of Parliament/Representative to Report EPO-Microsoft GDPR Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/pressure-from-the-epo/ Note to Readers: It's Only When We Cover Microsoft-EPO Scandals That We Receive Legal Threats and Other Pressure from the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/law-exams-that-break-the-law/ The (e-)EQE Statement From the EPO Makes Things Even Worse as Victims of the Catastrophic Exam Feel Offended and Angry]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-6/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law -- Part VI: A Not-so-safe Harbour]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/lies-about-encryption/ Reporting the European Patent Office and Microsoft for Gross GDPR Violations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-5/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part V: The EU GDPR]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/13/espionage-patent-office-epo/ What the EPO's Illegal Outsourcing of Private Data to Microsoft Actually Means (an Issue for Everyone in Europe)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/13/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-4/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part IV: The US CLOUD Act Passes Without Public Debate]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/13/microsoft-and-corrupt-epo-officials/ The US Government, Fronting Through Microsoft, is Spying on Europe Owing to an Illegal Contract (or Contracts) Signed by Corrupt EPO Officials]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/13/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-3/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part III: The PATRIOT Act and Mass Surveillance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/12/time-for-gdpr-enforcement-action/ EPO Breaking the Law With Microsoft and Promoting Fake 'Encryption' That Violates Confidentiality on Many Levels]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/12/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-2/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law Part II: Steve Rowan Announces Microsoft “Outlook Migration”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/12/latest-epo-series/ Why the Latest EPO Series is Very Important and Also Difficult to Publish]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/12/epoleaks-report-march-2021-start/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part I (Start of Series): Enter the “Cloud of Unknowing…”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/11/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-1/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part I (Intro): A Fresh Data Protection Scandal Brewing at the EPO?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/11/another-epo-distraction/ EPO Management Could Really Use a Distraction From the Microsoft Blunder and Data Protection Crimes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/11/nadella-meets-the-president/ Meme: EPO Sells Out Its ‘Digital Sovereignty’ to Microsoft]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/11/epo-and-microsoft-scandal/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Primer]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/10/unlawful-exploitation/ EPO Does the Unlawful While Leveraging Women’s Rights as an Opportunistic Form of Disguise]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/10/patent-centric-media-still-lying/ Team UPC and Patent-Centric ‘Media’ in Europe Still Committing Suicide (Credibility Sliding Down the Cliff)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/08/utter-disaster-e-eqe-revisionism/ Examining Today’s EPO Propaganda About the Disastrous EQE, a Subject of Much Scorn and EPO Corruption]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/05/unified-delay-of-doom/ German Decision on Unitary Patent/UPC Will Take Years (and It Doesn’t Matter Because the Whole Thing is Dead Already)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/03/epo-tech/ Meme: EPO Management Totally Gets 'Tehc']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/03/epo-does-not-understand-software/ The EPO's Software Blunders Are Inevitable Outcome of Technically Clueless Management Which Grants Illegal Patents on Software]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/02/gatokeeper/ ‘GatoKeeper’/IP Kat (AstraZeneca) Still Suppressing and Censoring the Public Views or Internal EPO Talks About EPO Corruption]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/01/failing-reform/ Five Years of António Campinos Coverage in Techrights (We Correctly Predicted His Presidency in March 2016)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/01/lesi-patent-office/ In 2021 the EPO Works for Parasites Instead of Scientists (and It Cannot Even Hide That Anymore)]</span>
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=== February 2021 ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/26/swpats-in-south-america/ EPO President Pushes Illegal Software Patents in South America (Over the Telephone With a Misleading New Puff Piece)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/23/office-reputation-tarnished-epo/ The Administrative Council Needs to Fix the EPO While It’s Still Possible]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/23/bad-5-year-plan/ 'These Questions Remain Unanswered': Campinos Became Battistelli Just Halfway Through His Term]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/23/the-epo-one-percent/ ‘The One Percent’: Salary Adjustment Procedure (SAP) Supported Only by 1% of EPO Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/21/campinos-union-busting/ Series Index: How António Campinos Resorted to Union-Busting]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/21/king-antonio-unmasked/ For the Record: SUEPO’s Correspondence With ‘King’ António Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/21/campinos-patience-gambit/ EPO Crisis Under António Campinos – Part 5: Quo Usque Tandem?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/20/bergot-patent-office/ The Bergot Patent Office (Tantrum First, Innovation Later… or Never)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/20/epo-le-guern-controversy/ EPO Crisis Under António Campinos – Part 4: Timeline of the Le Guern Controversy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/20/union-bashing/ Reckless, Feckless and Factless Campinos ‘Doing a Donald Trump’ on the Staff Union of His Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/20/campinos-equates-robbery-with-respectful-request/ EPO Crisis Under António Campinos – Part 3: Campinos Rallies Behind Bergot]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/20/message-from-epo-president-16-feb-2021/ Spineless Campinos Protects Team Battistelli From EPO Staff (and From Accountability) Instead of Protecting Staff From Corruption and From Team Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/19/leaky-patent-office/ Leaky Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/19/bergolistic/ EPO Crisis Under António Campinos - Part 2: Madame Bergot Reportedly Goes Ballistic]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/19/facts-forbidden/ The EPO's “Mafia” is Back to Blackmailing Staff Representatives]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/19/epo-internal-crisis/ EPO Crisis Under António Campinos - Part 1: Le Guern's “Disappearance” Triggers Internal Crisis at the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/16/private-but-public/ EPO Behaves Like a Private Corporation, Pretends to be Poor Only When That Suits Its Agenda]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/16/not-a-patent-office/ When a Patent Office Becomes a Granting Authority Also for University/Academic Grants (With Strings Attached)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/16/epo-broken-promises/ More Broken Promises as EPO Management Pretends That the Office is Poor (While Looting Its Treasury for Personal Gain)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/13/uspto-and-epo-links-roundup/ The Good, the Bad, and the Truly Awful in Patent Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/08/epo-euipo-nepotism-club/ The Annual EPO/EUIPO Ritual of Lying to the European Public]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/04/le-guern-gone/ Le Guern Leaves the EPO After Attacks on Staff’s (and Pensioners’) Finances Amid Pandemic]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/31/fake-public-servants/ When So-called 'Public Servants' Simply Serve Themselves and Their Rich Sponsors/Friends]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/30/epo-retribution-and-reprisal/ SUEPO Will Challenge Retribution Against Staff That Went on Strike to Protest Illegalities at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/30/meme-candidate-campinos-is-not-president-campinos/ Meme: Candidate Campinos is Not President Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/04/microsoft-ai-swpats-event/ Microsoft Hosts a European Software Patents Propaganda Event (in ‘Hey Hi’ Clothing) Featuring Thierry Breton and Litigation Firms]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/01/epo-media-coverage-cnn/ Can EPO Leaks Published in 2021 Inspire More Media Coverage About EPO Abuses?]</span>
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* [[EPO 2021 Archive]]
* [[EPO 2020 Archive]]
* [[EPO 2020 Archive]]
* [[EPO 2019 Archive]]
* [[EPO 2019 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.

January 2022


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