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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: #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/Teaster 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: #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: #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>
*<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>                         
*<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>                         
*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/25/virtual-epo-oversight/ Virtual Oversight]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/09/25/virtual-epo-oversight/ Virtual Oversight]</span>

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 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

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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