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=== January 2022 ===
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/25/why-the-unified-patent-court-upc-is-still-just-a-fantasy-and-the-upcs-fake-news-mill-merely-discredits-the-whole-patent-profession/ Why the Unified Patent Court (UPC) is Still Just a Fantasy and the UPC’s Fake News Mill Merely Discredits the Whole Patent ‘Profession’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/25/taking-upca-to-court/ Meme: Get Ready for Unified Patent Court (UPC) to be Taken to Court]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/25/epo-high-calibre-examiners/ The EPO Needs High-Calibre Examiners, Not Politicians Who Pretend to Understand Patents and Science]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/24/team-upc-european-texas/ Meme: Alexander Ramsay and Team UPC Inciting Politicians to Break the Law and Violate Constitutions, Based on Misinformation, Fake News, and Deliberate Lies Wrapped up as 'Studies']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/24/revoking-unwanted-vote/ Has the Administrative Council Belatedly Realised What Its Job in the European Patent Organisation Really Is?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/24/upc-var/ Meme: Team UPC is Celebrating a Pyrrhic Victory]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/23/illegal-upc/ Meme: Team UPC Congratulating Itself]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/22/upc-against-simple-facts/ A Parade of Fake News About the UPC Does Not Change the General Consensus or the Simple Facts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/22/alternative-facts-on-upc/ Welcome to 2022: Intentional Lies Are ‘Benefits’ and ‘Alternative Facts’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/20/upc-an-illegal-system/ Meme: UPC for CJEU]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/16/epo-data-meme/ Meme: European Patent Office Space]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/16/just-enough-privacy-lies/ EPO’s Web Site Constantly Spammed by Lies About Privacy While EPO Breaks the Law and Outsources Data to the United States]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/15/question-e-0055512021/ Patrick Breyer, Unlike Most German Politicians, Highlights the Fact That Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent Are Incompatible With EU Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/14/munich-staff-representatives-censored/ 2022 Starts With Censorship of Christmas and Other Greetings at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/10/epo-patent-management-system/ EPO Has Patent Management System (PMS), But You Must be a Microsoft Customer and Run Malicious, Back-Doored Operating System]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/09/epo-privacy-crimes/ Privacy Crimes at Europe's Second-Largest Institution, in Partnership With Microsoft]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/09/breaking-the-law-with-microsoft/ EPO Breaking the Law in Collusion With — and to the Benefit of — Microsoft]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/09/epo-coverup-with-microsoft/ New EPO Page Provides Cover-Up for Clear and Severe Privacy Violations With Microsoft]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/07/another-battistelli/ Meme: Just Another Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/07/fictional-epo-gap/ Fictional Gaps and an Attack on Workers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/07/the-gap/ Meme: Diferençampinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/07/epo-going-after-pensioners/ The EPO's Race to the Bottom — Part V — An Assault on Pensioners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/06/epo-pension/ Meme: Waiting for an EPO Pension]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/06/epo-new-career-system-ncs-and-new-pension-system-nps/ The EPO's Race to the Bottom — Part IV — New Career System (NCS) and New Pension System (NPS)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/06/epo-vs-examiners/ The Patent Examiners Will be Last (to Turn the Lights Off)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/05/defensive-union/ Meme: SUEPO is Just Being Defensive (the Attacks Come Only From EPO Management)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/05/epo-fake-financial-shortage/ The EPO's Race to the Bottom — Part III — “The King is Naked” (a Fake Financial Shortage and 'Missing' -- or Plundered -- Billions)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/04/epo-quantities/ Meme: High on Quantities]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/04/epo-conflict-2020/ The EPO's Race to the Bottom — Part II — “Playing People Off Against Each Other is Not the Way We Want to Go Forward!”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/04/epo-from-bad-to-worse/ The EPO’s Race to the Bottom — Part I — From Bad to Worse]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/02/patent-examiners-on-the-cheap/ Meme: Hiring and Retaining Patent Examiners on the Cheap]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2022/01/02/epo-not-hiring-for-excellence-anymore/ When You Replace 10,000 Euros Per Month Patent Examiners With 2,000 Euros Per Month Patent Examiners...]</span>
== 2021 Articles (Latest First) ==
== 2021 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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=== December 2021 ===
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/31/meme-epo-social-dialogue-blah-blah-blah-blah-but-nothing-gets-changed-for-the-better/ Meme: EPO 'Social Dialogue': Blah Blah Blah Blah (But Nothing Gets Changed for the Better)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/31/campinos-far-below-expectations/ 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021: 4 Years of António Campinos Failing and EPO Granting Loads of Invalid Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/30/epo-and-covid/ COVID-19 Has Exacerbated Already Severe Psychological Harm Associated With Working for the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/29/ip-benoit-kat/ Associates and Enablers of Benoît Battistelli Are Commenting in IP Kat Today]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/29/quality-of-european-patents-has-collapsed/ Response to Latest Call for EPO Strike Contains Lies From Campinos (and Another Warning That Quality of European Patents Has Collapsed)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/28/epo-wont-invest-in-staff-and-in-quality/ EPO Staff Representation: “We Believe That the EPO Should… Invest in Staff and in Quality” (Not Cuts and Worse)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/28/euipo-epo-nepotism/ EUIPO-EPO Nepotism and Cross-Pollination/Staff Influx Depicted]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/28/examiners-used-like-cops/ The EPO is Selling Europe and Selling Out Its Own Workers (After Using Them)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/27/media-relations-specialist-epo/ EPO: Getting Rid of Examiners, Hiring PR People Instead]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/26/epo-class-conflict/ The EPO Conflict Affects Everyone in Europe and We Should Support Patent Examiners, Who Are Also Victims of a Corrupt System (Besieged by Dictators Installed in a Systemic Coup d'État)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/26/german-media-haar-question/ German Media on Half a Decade of EPO Appeals and 'Legal' Hearings Held Unlawfully in Haar]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/24/epo-mafia-culture/ The EPO ‘Mafia’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/23/italy-epo/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXX: The Idiosyncratic Italians]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/23/update-re-slovenia/ Update Regarding Slovenia and Vojko Toman]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/21/epo-clowns-data/ Meme: Will You Trust These Clowns With Your Confidential Data?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/21/the-unlawful-normalised/ EPO's Privacy Violations Being 'Normalised']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/20/epo-clusterzuck/ The EPO's 'IT' Systems Have Become a ClusterZuck, Based on EPO Insiders]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/20/meme-epo-data-protection/ Meme: EPO Data Protection]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/20/epo-data-protection-rules/ EPO's Illegal Surveillance Covered Up by Buzzwords Bingo and Acronyms: Data Protection Board (DPB), Data Protection Rules (DPR), and Data Protection Officer (DPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/19/fake-autonomy-boa-fake-independence/ From One Form of Fake 'Independence' ('Exile') to Another Phony and Shallow 'Autonomy' (Webchats)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/19/slovenia-and-epo-leadership/ Slovenia Needs More Courageous Leadership (Like Vesna Stanković Juričić), Not 'Puppets' of the Patent and Copyright Cartels]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/19/slovenian-delegation-captured/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXIX: On the Slippery Slope to Capture]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/18/video-slovenia-again/ Slovenia’s Lobbyists Problem]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/18/sazas-slovenia/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXVIII: Ensnared in the Tentacles of the SAZAS Octopus]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/18/vesna-stankovic-juricic-speaks/ Listen: Vesna Stanković Juričić Confronts Corrupt Team Battistelli (Leaked Audio)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/18/slovenia-ursil/ The Story of Slovenia's Fall or a Surrender to the So-called 'IP' Cartel]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/17/so-called-ip-cartel/ Meme: The 'Cartel' Ran Home With All the Money...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/17/slovenian-business-connections/ Slovenian Patent Office as a Hostage]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/17/epo-strike-regulations-slovenia/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXVII: Stubbornly Independent Slovenia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/16/latest-epo-damage-control/ The EPO is in 'Damage Control' Mode (and It Shows)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #55ddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/15/serbia-and-europe-patent-system/ Serbia and Europe's Largest (Also Most Corrupt) Patent Office, the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/15/epo-and-serbia/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXVI: Serbian Sour Grapes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/15/ffii-upc-meme/ Meme: UPC Meme From FFII]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/14/slovakia-as-epo-pawn/ The Precarious Situation of Slovakia as One of Battistelli’s EPO ‘Pawns’ in the East]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/14/slovakia-epo-lobbying/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXV: Slovakian Scruples]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/14/epo-rally-for-change/ Tomorrow is the First Anniversary of Strike Against President Campinos at the European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/14/if-eponia-was-a-country-it-would-rank-about-6th-in-the-world-for-union-density/ If EPOnia Was a Country, It Would Rank About 6th in the World for Union Density]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/14/tomas-malatinsky-and-epo/ Meme/Teaser: Buying Power or Securing Control (the Leadership Positions) of Europe's Largest Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/13/handling-epo-dictatorship/ Norway’s Handling of EPO Dictatorship]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/13/caution-about-illegal-strike-regulations/ EPO Staff Representatives Cautioned Delegates About Illegal Strike Regulations (But Were Ignored by Delegates)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/13/norway-and-extremely-dubious-epo/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXIV: An “Extremely Dubious” Proposal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/13/epo-strike-reasons/ A Year After the Last EPO Strike Another One May be Brewing]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/13/quality-of-ep-or-epo-patents/ Patent Quality at the EPO Has Collapsed Since Battistelli Came, According to EPO Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/13/epo-ruined/ Meme: The Birth of EPOnia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/13/credit-to-norway/ Only Norway Followed the Advice of EPO Workers and Consulted Relevant Ministries About Unlawful EPO Policies]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/12/epo-and-strikes/ The EPO’s Staff Does Need to Go on Strike in Order to Highlight Abuse/Misuse of Granting Authority and Mishandling of Patent Examiners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/12/regulated-dissent/ Meme: Strikes Should Not be Regulated by the People Those Strikes Are Against]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/12/swedish-scepticism-of-battistelli/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXIII: Swedish Scepticism]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/12/exploiting-autistic-people/ EPO Management Now Exploits Autistic People as “White-washing Communication Exercise for an Organization Which Has Breached Fundamental Rights”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/12/epo-kings/ Meme/Teaser: On Tolerating ‘Kings’ in Charge of the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/11/upc-sausage-factory-in-brussels/ Jérôme’s UPC ‘Sausage Factory’ in Brussels]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/11/in-rome-act-like-jerome/ Meme: Team UPC Undermining Home/Host Nations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/11/belgium-epo-strike-regulations/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXII: “Plucky Little Belgium”?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/11/neutral-belgium/ Meme: A 'Neutral' (Facial Expression) Jérôme Debrulle]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/11/epo-not-functioning-anymore/ Need for an EPO That Works for Europe and for Science]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/10/jerome-debrulle-upc-meme/ Meme/Teaser: Can't Say “No” to Munich's Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/10/the-abstentionists-at-epo/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXXI: The Abstentionists]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/07/epo-eu-assurances/ Meme: EU Assurances]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/07/clare-daly-on-epo/ Clare Daly (GUE/NGL) Does What Every Public Official in Europe Should Have Done About EPO Shenanigans]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/06/microsoft-rowan/ Meme: Rowing to the Bottom of the Ocean]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/06/epo-gradually-reduced-to-fee-collection-agency-which-eliminates-its-very-own-staff/ EPO Gradually Reduced to ‘Fee Collection Agency’ Which Eliminates Its Very Own Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/06/epo-and-committee-on-patent-law/ The Committee on Patent Law (PLC) Informed About Overlooked Issues “Which Might Have a Bearing on the Validity of EPO Patents.”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/05/vienna-convention-and-austria/ Meme: Meanwhile in Austria...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/05/epo-noise-machine/ The EPO’s Web Site is a Parade of Endless Lies and Celebration of Gross Violations of the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/05/letter-epo-management-re-quality/ The Letter EPO Management Does Not Want Applicants to See (or Respond to)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/04/epo-run-by-suits/ EPO-Bribed IAM ‘Media’ Has Praised Quality, Which Even EPO Staff (Examiners) Does Not Praise]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/03/antonio-campinos-social-dialogue/ Meme: António Campinos and Socialist Posturing]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/03/a-real-epo-crisis/ António Campinos as EPO President is Considered Worse Than Benoît Battistelli (in Some Regards) After 3.5 Years in Europe’s Second-Largest Institution]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/02/epo-gender-awareness-report/ The EPO’s “Gender Awareness Report”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/01/antonio-battistelli/ EPO Staff Committee Compares the Tactics of António Campinos to Benoît Battistelli’s]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/01/thomas-jaeger-in-grur/ Prof. Thomas Jaeger in GRUR: Unified Patent Court (UPC) “Incompatible With EU Law“]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/01/self-regulation-epo/ EPO Cannot and Will Not Self-Regulate]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/01/breaking-the-law/ Meme: Germany's Licence to Break the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/12/01/epo-vs-science/ EPO Dislikes Science and Scientists]</span>
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=== November 2021 ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/30/iam-propaganda-mill-2021/ Meme: EPO Administrative Council Believing EPO-Bribed ‘Media’ (IAM Still Shilling and Lying for Cash)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/30/stealing-from-patent-examiners-and-applicants/ The EPO’s Mythical “Gap” Has Been Found and It’s Bonuses for People Who Use Pure Fiction to Steal From Patent Examiners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/28/little-or-no-actual-journalism/ By 2022 0% of 'News' Coverage About Patents Will Be Actual Journalism (Patent Litigation Sector Has Hijacked the World Wide Web to Disseminate Self-Promotional Misinformation)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/22/epo-staff-engagement-survey-2021/ EPO Staff Engagement Survey Predates the Pandemic and Provides False Assumptions for EPO Policies or Policy-Setting]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/19/ksa-patent-profits/ EPO: We Support Women and Gay People, But We Also Support People Who Behead Them (in the Interest of Patent Profits)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/19/working-peasants-for-campinos/ New Ways of Working for António Campinos, Even From One’s Own Home During a Crisis]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/19/patent-examination-pandemic/ Meme: Patent Searches and Examinations Without Colleagues to Help (and Line Managers You Cannot See)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/16/this-aged-very-poorly-unified-patent-court-upc-should-enter-into-force-in-2014/ This Aged Very Poorly: Unified Patent Court (UPC) “Should Enter Into Force in 2014.”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/13/studying-patent-affairs/ Studying EPO and Patent Affairs Through RSS Feeds and Organising the Collected Information]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/13/team-upc-geography-fail/ Meme: Team UPC Could Use a Lesson in Geography]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/13/unified-patent-court-committee-secrecy/ Unified Patent Court Committee Refuses Access to Secret Draft Declaration to Bypass National Parliaments, Brexit, and the Vienna Convention]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/12/epo-telemetry-dictatorship/ EPO Dictatorship Coming Home to Roost]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/12/spyware-from-the-epo-and-microsoft/ Meme: Need New Hardware to Work for EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/12/staff-representatives-and-ignorant-management/ The Central Staff Committee of the EPO Has Just Alleged That EPO Management Discarded All Input From Staff Representatives While Monetising the Pandemic]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/03/epo-outside-the-office/ Working From Home When the Rich and Powerful Corporations (or Governments) Make All the Important Decisions and Rules]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/02/new-normal-at-epo/ Meme: Workplace of the Future]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/02/epo-and-the-invisible-enemy/ EPO Management Will Exploit the Pandemic to Crush Patent Examiners Like It Crushed the Rule of Law (and Judges)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/02/liberticidal-san-marino/ San Marino: From “Libertas” to a Battistelli and Kongstad Chinchilla]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/02/meme-bilateral-battistelli/ Meme: Bilateral Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/02/sun-king-meme/ Meme: Sun King Against the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/02/san-marino-and-the-epo/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXX: San Marino and the Perfidious Betrayal of Liberty]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/01/bakels-paper/ Power Without Countervailing Power in Patent Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/01/san-marino-grape-stomp/ Meme/Teaser San Marino Grape Stomp]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/01/no-more-merpels/ IP Kat Was Declawed by Battistelli’s Threats and Sanctions and Now It’s Collapsing]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/01/enablers-of-the-epo-regime/ Recycling Enablers of the EPO Regime and Bribing Them (or Rewarding Them) Years Later]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/01/whats-old-is-new/ Meme: In 2022 We're Back to 2014]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/11/01/epo-monaco-and-malta/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part IXXX: The EPOnian Micro-States - Monaco and Malta]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/31/battistelli-whitewashed/ The EPO Never Left 'King' Battistelli Behind It]</span>
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=== October 2021 ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/31/corporate-media-and-epo/ When Corporate Media Cannot Tell the Difference Between EPO and EU]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/31/upc-economic-suicide/ FFII: Unified Patent Court is 100 Times More Expensive and an SME Killer, Europe is Committing an Economic Suicide]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/31/epo-habip-asan/ Meme: The EPO's 'Habibi']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/31/epo-disarray-due-to-institutional-flaw/ The European Patent Office is in Disarray Because of the National Delegates, Not in Spite of Them]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #55ddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/31/fallacy-of-one-country-one-vote/ Meme/Teaser: EPO Governance Crisis: One Country, One Vote]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/31/habip-asan-turkpatent/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXVIII: Benoît and António's Loyal “Habibi”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/30/meme-european-companies-and-team-upc/ Meme: Not in Our Name...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/30/letter-by-benjamin-henrion/ FFII on Manipulation and Recycling of the Unified Patent Court (UPC)’s Impact Assessment]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/30/epo-assimilation/ Meme/Teaser: Germany (EPO) Assimilated to Turkish Culture/Dictatorship]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #55ddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/30/cyprus-epo-satellite/ Cyprus as Satellite Nation of ‘Special Interests’ in the European Patent Office and Organisation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/30/responses-to-team-upc/ Meme: Inventing ‘Authentic Interpretation’ (Maybe They Should Also Patent It)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/30/cyprus-epo/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXVII: Cypriot Complicity]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/29/eu-asleep-at-the-wheel/ Meme: Asleep at the Wheel]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/29/epo-cypriot-meme/ Meme/Teaser: June 2013: Too Hot to Vote]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/29/toast-to-the-upc/ Meme/Satire: A Toast to the UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/29/epo-budget-trojan-horse/ Big Holes in EPO Budget, Overseen by a Greek Official]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/29/epo-budget-and-finance-committee-scandal/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXVI: A Trojan Horse on the Budget and Finance Committee]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/29/london-and-italy/ Meme: Italy is in London]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/29/council-of-the-european-union-upc/ Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure (FFII): EU Declares Unitary Patent’s PPI Agreement ‘Into Force’ While UK is Still a Condition, Ignoring Brexit and the Rule of Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/28/meme-new-normal/ Meme: The EPO’s “New Normal”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/28/new-snowden-video/ This New Edward Snowden Video is Relevant to Media Cover-up in Service of EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/28/working-from-home-as-exploitation/ EPO Home-Working (or ‘Remote’ Working or ‘Teleworking’) Isn’t an Act of Generosity But of Exploitation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/28/epo-false-dichotomy/ Meme: False Choices and False Dichotomy Designed for Self-Harm]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/27/presidential-surveys/ Meme: EPO Presidential Surveys]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/27/better-epo-survey/ ‘Shaping the New Normal’ Survey at the EPO Got 5,554 EPO Staff to Participate, But It Was Controlled by Liars With an Agenda]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/27/political-patent-offices/ Many of the National Delegations (or Delegates) in the EPO's Administrative Council Have No Understanding of What They Vote on]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/27/balkan-league-summary/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXV: The Balkan League - Fresh Blood or Same Old, Same Old?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/26/legit-epo/ Meme: Sounds Legit]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/26/signing-by-goran-gerasimovski/ Meme: Mayoral Patent Office Chief]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/26/osim-timeline/ Romania's Patent Office (OSIM): Nine Different Chiefs in Just Eight Years]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/26/epo-and-romania/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXIV: The Balkan League - Romania]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/25/epo-social-democracy-meme/ Meme: “Social Democracy” at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/25/osim-antonio-campinos/ Meme: António Campinos Visits the OSIM]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/25/romania-meet-the-president/ Meme/Teaser: Meet the President]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/25/bulgaria-like-bavaria/ Bulgarian Like Bavarian Serfdom]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/25/bulgaria-epo/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXIII: The Balkan League - Bulgaria]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/25/oligarchs-and-epo/ Meme/Teaser: Oligarchs-Controlled Patent Offices With Media Connections That Cover Up Corruption]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/24/demolition-of-the-epo/ The Demolition of the EPO Was Made Possible With Assistance From Countries That Barely Have European Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/24/north-macedonia-and-albania/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXII: The Balkan League - North Macedonia and Albania]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #55ddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/23/croatia-epo-memes/ Some Memes About What Croatia Means to the European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/23/epo-gangster-culture/ Gangster Culture in the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/23/doyen-as-ip-religion/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XXI: The Balkan League – The Doyen and His “Protégée”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/23/crime-without-borders/ Meme/Teaser: Crime Express]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/22/epo-unlawful-regime/ Unlawful Regimes Even Hungary and Poland Would Envy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/22/epo-visegrad-group/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XX: The Visegrád Group]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/22/iloat-too-late/ Meme: ILO Designed to Fail: EPO Presidents Cannot be Held Accountable If ILOAT Takes Almost a Decade to Issue a Simple Ruling]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/22/epo-language/ Meme: Speaking the Same Language]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/22/fake-social-gestures/ António Campinos Thinks Salary Reductions Months Before He Leaves is “Exceptional Social Gesture”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/21/satellite-states-epo/ 'Satellite States' of EPO Autocrats]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/21/brexit-and-team-upc/ Meme: Don't Mention 'Brexit' to Team UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/21/epo-baltic-states-votes/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part IXX: The Baltic States]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/21/epo-reception-issues/ Meme: Strike Triangulations, Reception Issues]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/21/unlawful-proposals/ Meme: Is Saying “No!” to Unlawful Proposals Considered “Impolite”?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/20/epo-double-dipping/ Meme: EPO Legal Sophistry and Double Dipping]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/20/gurry-and-alicja-adamczak/ Meme/Teaser: “Judge a Person Both by His Friends and Enemies”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/20/epo-baltic-corridor/ 'Cluster-Voting' in the European Patent Office/Organisation (When a Country With 1.9 Million Citizens Has the Same Voting Power as a Country With 83.1 Million Citizens)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/20/helsinki-finland-epo/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XVIII: Helsinki's Accord]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/20/working-for-epo-despots/ Meme: Living as a Human Resource, Working for Despots]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/19/meme-giving-the-knee/ Meme: Giving the Knee]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/19/corrupt-officials-and-officials-who-actively-enable-the-crimes-still-control-the-office-and-also-the-body-which-was-supposed-to-oversee-it-its-pretty-evident-and-clear-judging-by-this-weeks-press/ Josef Kratochvìl Rewarded Again for Covering Up EPO Corruption and the EPO Bribes the Press for Lies Whilst Also Lying About Its Colossal Privacy Violations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/19/the-slovenia-hoax/ Meme: Sorry, Wrong Country (Or: Slovenia isn't Great Britain)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/19/unlawful-regulations-nordic-votes/ How Denmark, Iceland, Finland, Norway and Sweden Voted on Patently Unlawful Regulations at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/19/epo-nordic-bloc/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XVII: The Non-Monolithic Nordic Bloc]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/19/european-patent-office-and-norway/ Norway Should Have Voted Against Benoît Battistelli’s Illegal (Anti-)’Strike Regulations’ at the European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/19/battistelli-king-of-iceland/ Meme/Teaser: Benoît Battistelli, King of Iceland]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/18/jesper-kongstad-teaser/ Meme/Teaser: Thrown Under the Bus]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/18/rude-liar-in-austria/ The World Needs to Know What Many Austrians Already Know About Rude Liar, the Notorious ‘Double-Dipper’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/18/austrian-double-dipper-rude-liar/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XVI: The Demise of the Austrian Double-Dipper]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/18/money-and-patents/ Meme/Teaser More to Life Than Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/18/meme-the-austrian-school-of-friedrich-rude-liar/ Meme: The Austrian School of Friedrich Rude Liar]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/17/rude-liar-epo/ Austria’s Right-Wing Politicians Displaying Their Arrogance to EPO Examiners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/17/friedrich-rodler-quagmire-memes/ Meme: Friedrich Rödler’s Increasingly Incomprehensible Debt Quagmire, Years Before EPO Money Was Trafficked Into the Stock Market]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/17/the-corruption-of-friedrich-rodler/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XV: Et Tu Felix Austria…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/17/illegally-banning-strikes/ Meme: First Illegally Banning Strikes, Then Illegally Taking Over Courts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/17/portuguese-epo-enablers/ Portuguese Network of Enablers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/16/meme-friedrich-rodler/ Meme/Teaser: Double-Dipping Friedrich Rödler]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/16/epo-portugal-role/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XIV: Battistelli's Iberian Facilitators - Portugal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/16/the-reign-in-spain/ The Reign in Spain]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/16/spanish-gov-epo/ Meme: Spanish Inquisition]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/15/epo-iberian-facilitators/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XIII: Battistelli’s Iberian Facilitators – Spain]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/15/epo-sweatshop/ From Competitive (Top-Level, High-Calibre, Well-Paid) Jobs to 2,000 Euros a Month -- How the EPO is Becoming a Sweatshop by Patent Examiners' Standards]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/15/no-upca/ Meme: Protecting European Patent Courts From EPO ‘Mafia’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/15/stirling-and-pan-european-seal-programme/ With EPO 'Strike Regulations' Belatedly Ruled Unlawful, EPO Management May be Lowering the Salary Even Further by Introducing Outside 'Temps' or Casual Workers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/14/epo-french-connection/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XII: The French Connection]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/14/epo-maladministration/ Meme: Another Maladministration Meeting Comes to an End]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/14/covering-more-leaks/ Splitting the Time to Cover More Leaks and Exposés]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/14/destroying-epo-workplace/ Meme: Destroying the Workplace]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/14/so-called-reforms/ EPO Management Tricks EPO Staff Into Taking More Paycuts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/13/suddeutsche-zeitung-epo-fluff/ Süddeutsche Zeitung Became a Propaganda Arm of EPO Management (and by Extension Software Patents/Patent Lobbyists)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/13/general-bock-switzerland/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part XI: “General Bock” - Battistelli's Swiss Apprentice?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/13/swiss-armed-bullies/ Meme/Teaser: Swiss Alexandre Benallas]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/12/swiss-rambos/ Meme/Teaser: Swiss Rumbustious Alpha-Rambos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/12/switzerland-christian-bock/ Unqualified Managers and Demoralising Leadership in Switzerland (Like in EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/12/swiss-christian-bock/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part X: Introducing the Controversial Christian Bock]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/11/swiss-roll-legal-fudge/ Betrayal Not Only of Swiss Workers But All European Workers, Courtesy of Roland Grossenbacher and Christian Bock]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/11/swiss-epo-role/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part IX: More Holes Than Swiss Cheese]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/11/epo-administrative-council-168th-meeting/ The 168th Meeting of the EPO Administrative Council as a Test of the EPO's Oversight Mechanisms]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/10/swiss-alpha-males/ Meme/Teaser: Alpha Males]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/10/ukipo-problems/ John Alty, Sean Dennehey, and Gerard Barrett as Enablers of Thatcherite “Strike Regulations” at the EPO (and Bonus: Team Battistelli’s Cheerleader ‘Managing IP’ Ceases Print Publication)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/10/epo-uk-ac-delegates/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part VIII: Perfidious Albion and Pusillanimous Hibernia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/10/faking-upc-news/ UPC (Unethical Paid Coverage): Fake News and Paid-For 'Planted' Articles Everywhere]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/09/luxembourg-epo-delegation/ Etienne Schneider, Lex Kaufhold and Other Officials Empowered EPO’s Tyranny of Lawlessness, But Will Iris Depoulain Put an End to That?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/09/luxembourg-dog-ate-my-homework/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part VII: Luxembourgish Laxity]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/09/meme-lex-kaufhold/ Meme: It's No Rosa Luxemburg]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/08/the-dutch-and-the-law/ The Unlawful Legacy of Guus Broesterhuizen, Paul van Beukering, and Derk-Jan de Groot]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/08/dutch-role-illegal-epo-policies/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part VI: A Distinct Lack of Dutch Courage]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/08/nl-double-standards/ Meme/Teaser: Double Dutch of Double Standards]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/07/christoph-ernst-and-sabine-leutheusser-schnarrenberger/ Christoph Ernst and Sabine Leutheusser-Schnarrenberger as Battistelli’s ‘Enablers’ in Germany]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/07/epo-de-nicht-unser-bier/ Meme: Nicht Unser Bier]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/07/germany-says-ja/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part V: Germany Says “Ja”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/06/epo-founding-states-vs-epo-staff/ Top EPO Applicants (Six Nations/States of Seven Founding States) Approved Unlawful Strike Regulations, Illegally Crushing EPO Examiners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/06/epo-founding-states/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part IV: The Founding States]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/06/six-nations/ Meme/Teaser: The Seven Nations and the Six Nations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/06/frommelt-schindler-liechtenstein/ Meme: Isabel Frommelt and Esther Schindler Too Busy to Vote or Even Attend]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/06/no-vote-while-present/ Cannot Cast a Ballot for Hungary, the Czech Republic, and Liechtenstein (Even Whilst Attending for the Vote)?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/05/epo-missing-votes/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part III: Three Missing Votes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/05/union-syndicale-federale-iloat/ Reposted: Right of Strike Breached at the EPO -- Statement by Union Syndicale Fédérale (USF)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/05/blaming-soros/ Meme/Teaser When All Else Fails, Blame “Soros”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/05/epo-and-the-lawless-state/ Treating the Law Like It's Merely a Recommendation That Rich and Powerful People Can Ignore Whenever It Suits Them]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/04/8-years-injustice/ Meme: Took Longer Than Battistelli's Presidency (and as Long as False UPC Promises)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/04/non-unanimous-spin/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part II: A “Unanimous” Endorsement?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/04/klutz-legal-misdirection/ Meme: Totally and Perfectly Legal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/04/epo-collusion/ EPO Collusion]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/04/epo-attacking-the-workers/ Meme: Attacking the Workers, the Press, and the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/03/voting-in-epo/ Meme: Voting in the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/03/epo-sunshines/ The EPO’s Overseer/Overseen Collusion — Part I: Let the Sunshine In!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/03/illegal-strike-regulations/ Teaser: New EPO Series About Battistelli's Illegal “Strike Regulations”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/02/upc-facts/ Meme: Margot Forgot UPC Facts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/02/merkel-epo-legacy/ Angela Merkel’s Coalition Has Not Helped EPO Staff and Not Even Bloggers Blackmailed by EPO Management]</span>
=== September 2021 ===
=== September 2021 ===
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/30/upc-intentional-fraud/ Meme: “This is Intentional Fraud” (European Commission on Impact Assessment of the UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/30/press-not-functioning/ Nobody to Talk to About EPO Abuses, Including Abuses Against the Media and Against the EPO's Own Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/29/team-upc-echo-chamber/ Meme: Paid-for UPC Echo Chamber: How Disinformation Campaigns or Political Meddling Work Online]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/29/upc-fiction-american-media/ Meme: Planting UPC Fiction in the Media]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/29/slovenia-germany-austria-upc/ Slovenia and Germany (or Austria) Are Not Called “United Kingdom”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/28/upc-song-joke/ The “You Pee, See?” (UPC) Tactics: Fake it Till You Make it]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/28/london-is-in-france/ Meme: Meeting Later Today in Slovenia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/27/epo-nepotism-meme/ “What the Heli, Battistelli?”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/27/team-upc-pre-brexit-mindset/ When It Comes to UPC, EPO is Still Stuck in Pre-Brexit Mindset (More Than Half a Decade in the Past)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/27/facts-catch-up-epo/ Meme: Route de France]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/26/an-epo-paradox/ How Basic Laws and Fundamental Rights Got Crushed in the European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/25/epo-watches-everything/ Meme: When the EPO Watches Everything (‘Dissidents’, Media, Etc.) and Isn’t Being Watched by Anybody]</span>                       
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/25/virtual-epo-oversight/ Virtual Oversight]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/24/above-the-law-meme/ Meme: Some People Are Just Above the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/24/diplomatic-immunity-on-steroids/ The EPO Must Forsake Its Diplomatic Immunity and Quit Pretending It's About Patent Law (or Any Law)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/23/epo-strike-regulations-meme/ Meme: President Campinos Addresses the Legacy of Battistelli’s “Strike Regulations”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/23/the-epo-card/ Meme: The EPO's Carte Blanche and 'Diplomatic Immunity' Card]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/23/epo-arrogance/ As Expected, Minimal Pseudo Compliance From EPO Management, Adding Insult to Injury]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/23/paying-to-avoid-negative-press-coverage/ The EPO is on the Run (Escaping Negative Press Coverage)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/23/epo-standards/ Meme: Lowering the Standards...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/21/jobs-as-bribes-eu-epo/ Meme: The EPO-EUIPO “Good Brother” Network]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/21/joff-wild-propaganda/ Meme: The Best Quality Propaganda]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/21/ipfs-and-gemini-improvements/ Preparations for the Next Series and Further Improvements in IPFS and Gemini]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/20/epo-vs-free-press/ Microsoft and the EPO: A History of Threats and Suppression Against the Free Press]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/20/epo-b4-summit/ Meme: The B4 Summit: Baltic Benoît Battistelli in Belarus]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/20/robbing-epo-staff/ Meme: Looting Europe and Taking Away From the Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/20/reporting-epo-and-microsoft/ Formally Challenging the EPO and Microsoft for Apparent Efforts to Suppress Reporting With Evidence of Crimes, Including Violations of EPO Data Protection Guidelines]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/19/epo-meme-tree-felling/ Meme: Warning – Tree Felling in Progress]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/19/epo-cloudwash-pr/ EPO Management is Hiding Under the ‘Cloud’ While Violating Privacy Laws]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/19/epo-violates-privacy-law/ Meme: Microsoft Says Its Paying Clients (Like EPO) Don't Violate Privacy Law]</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/19/epo-lawlessness-series/ Coming Soon: EPO Series on Lawlessness]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/16/epo-non-compliance-70-days/ Meme: 70 Days of Non-Compliance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/16/epo-imaginary-board-28-dialogue/ EPO “Board 28” Meeting: Imaginary Dialogue Between EPO President Campinos and the Chair of the Administrative Council, Josef Kratochvíl]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/14/dictator-always-right/ Meme: EPO Management, Always Right]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/14/git-gemini-epo/ Recent Focus on Git, Gemini, and Upcoming Series About EPO Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/11/european-union-jobs-as-gifts/ EPO Bribes at the Expense of EPO Users and the European Union (EU)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/11/jobs-as-bribes/ EPO Exposé: The Besieged Baltic States – Part XX – Top Jobs at EUIPO for “Compliant” Baltic Officials?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/10/campinos-rigging/ Meme: Thanking and Rewarding My Rigga’ in Riga]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/10/rigging-epo-and-euipo/ Meme: EPO and EUIPO Aren’t Democratic Institutions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/10/study-european-commission/ Meme: 'Open Source' Study/Report From the European Commission Promotes Software Patents in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/10/epo-patent-colonialism/ What Patent Colonialism Looks Like]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/10/campinos-colonies/ Meme: The Coloniser Campinos, Preying on the Poor]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/10/baltic-euipo-connection/ EPO Exposé: The Besieged Baltic States – Part IXX – The EUIPO Connection]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/09/meme-antonio-campinos-in-riga/ Meme: Put the Ballot in This Box…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/09/epo-latvia/ All the President’s Men and Women in Latvia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/09/baltic-circus-in-riga/ EPO Exposé: The Besieged Baltic States – Part XVIII – A Baltic Circus in Riga]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/08/rigga-meme/ Meme: Be My Rigga']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/08/latvian-patents-corruption/ Corruption in Latvia's Patent Office]</span> 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/08/forward-pharma-collapse/ Meme: Forward Pharma Meets EPO Patent ‘Quality’]</span> 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/08/secret-bank-accounts-latvia/ EPO Exposé: The Besieged Baltic States – Part XVII – Secret Bank Accounts in Switzerland and Germany]</span> 
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/07/epo-oversight-2021/ EPO Oversight]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/07/6-years-in-epo-limbo/ EPO Timeliness (or How the European Patent Organisation/Office Uses Time to Deny Justice)]</span> 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/07/3000-days-epo-lawlessness/ Nearly 3,000 Days of EPO Violating Fundamental Rights of EPO Staff, and Not Without Help From an Overwhelmingly Complicit Administrative Council]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/07/the-docile-administrative-council/ Two Months of ILO-AT Non-Compliance at the EPO and a Decade of a Docile Administrative Council That Approves Illegal Proposals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/07/bank-for-latvia/ Meme: Very International Patent Office...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/07/arunas-zelvys-cock-up/ EPO Exposé: The Besieged Baltic States – Part XVI – A Promising Start Followed by an Unfortunate Cock-Up]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/06/lithuania-epo/ The EPO's Lithuanian Representation, Leadership, or Delegation]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/06/lithuania-epo/ The EPO's Lithuanian Representation, Leadership, or Delegation]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/06/treating-lithuanian-officials/ Meme: When the National Average Salary is 400-500 Euros a Month]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/06/treating-lithuanian-officials/ Meme: When the National Average Salary is 400-500 Euros a Month]</span>

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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 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

January 2022

2021 Articles (Latest First)

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

December 2021

November 2021

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021


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