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== 2020 ==
== 2020 ==
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=== December 2020===
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/30/say-no-to-contact-tracing-apps/ Reminder: Absolutely Do Not Install Contact-Tracing 'Apps' (They Solve Nothing)]</span> (partly about EPO)
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/28/patents-as-buzzwords-office/ Meme: Software Patents in the Patents-as-Buzzwords Office]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/28/epo-oversight/ Meme: EPO Oversight]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/26/reality-denial-by-upc-lobby/ Video: The Usual Unified Patent Court (UPC) Hilarity Ensues as Same Old Lies Are Recycled by 'IP' Federation, Then Amplified by Team UPC on Boxing Day]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/26/epo-quality-slide/ Meme: EPO Quality Going Downhill]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/25/strawman-tony/ Meme: Rabid Tony]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/25/epo-organised-crime/ Meme: How the Grinch Stole EPO Money]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/25/separation-between-home-and-work/ Memes: EPO 'Production' During Lockdown and Even Holidays (No Separation Between Home and Work)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/25/the-epo-carol/ The EPO Carol]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/25/crimes-against-europe/ Meme: Europol for Christmas]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/24/video-if-only-judges-and-scientists-governed-todays-epo/ Video: If Only Judges and Scientists Governed Today's EPO...]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/24/epo-scandals-and-upc-folly/ EPO Scandals Are Closely Connected to the UPC Folly]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/24/epo-personal-targets/ Meme: EPO Personal Targets]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/24/epo-customers-and-upc-lies/ The Case of UPC Misinformation and Propaganda Campaigns: The Web (and Google News) as a Noise and Disinformation Machine of Lobbyists and Oligarchy]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/23/holiday-greetings/ Holiday Greetings to Readers and Their Loved Ones]</span> (partly about EPO)
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/23/upc-coup-by-pseudo-journalism/ More Pseudo-Journalism About the Unified Patent Court (UPC), Composed by Those With Stake in the Coup]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/23/christmas-for-team-upc/ Christmas for Team UPC]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/22/german-constitutional-court-second-take/ The UPC is Dead, Long Live the German Constitutional Court]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/22/blame-the-judges/ Meme: Always Blame the Judges, the Law, and the Lazy Scientists... Not Corrupt Eurocrats]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/22/fixing-the-epo/ Strategy for Fixing the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/22/epo-conflict-with-the-law/ Focus for Next Year Will Include European Patent Office (EPO) Conflict With the Law Itself]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/20/epc-and-vienna-convention/ Team UPC Throws Vienna Convention Out the Window and Vienna’s EPO Branch (in EPC) Discarded by EPO Management]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/19/epo-news-sources/ Where to Get Accurate News About What's Really Going on at the European Patent Office]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/18/epo-social-sciences/ Meme: Social Sciences as a Science]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/18/epo-strike-report/ Almost Half of Vienna-based EPO Staff Went on Strike This Past Week]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/18/epo-as-buzzwords-office/ The European Buzzwords Office]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/17/epo-ai-event/ Video: What the European Patent Office Means by AI and 4IR (a Plot to Advance Illegal Software Patents)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/17/swpats-as-ai-and-4ir/ The EPO is Promoting Software Patents This Week, Seeking to Impress the Administrative Council With Illegal Patents]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/15/epo-solidarity/ Meme: A Message of Solidarity With EPO Staff]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/15/epo-lack-of-oversight/ Video: Quick Remarks About the Lack of Oversight at the European Patent Office]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/15/the-personal-gain-office/ This Week We Shall See If the EPO's Administrative Council, Led by Josef Kratochvil, is Complicit in a Financial Scam]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/15/making-patents-sane/ Meme: Making Patents Sane Again]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/14/video-the-epos-media-strategy/ Video: The EPO's Media Strategy]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/14/tony-reacts-to-epo-strike/ EPO Googlebombing, Manipulating the Media, and the Latest Fluff]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/14/techbytes-videos-resumption/ Coming Soon: Techrights/TechBytes Videos (With Some EPO Focus Too)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/14/epo-strike-downfall/ Video: EPO Strike Disrupts 'Business as Usual']</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/13/dissection-of-epo-propaganda/ Further Dissection of the EPO's Response to EPO Strike (to Commence in Just Over a Day From Now)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/13/epo-scripted-fluff/ How EPO Management Manufactures Non-News to Distract the General Public From EPO Lawbreaking and Strikes (With Help From Paid-for Publishers)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/12/european-patent-office-deaf/ Meme: Nobody to Talk to at the European Patent Office]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/12/open-letter-working-group-and-performance-assessment/ António Campinos Has Been a 'Lame Duck' for Nearly Two Years Now, But the Administrative Council Failed to Act]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/12/two-years-of-nada/ Two Years of Absolutely Nothing From António Campinos (Except Photo Ops and Self-Praising Fluff)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/12/stress-of-epo-management/ You Can Really Tell That EPO Management is Growingly Stressed or Increasingly Worried by Next Week's Strike in All EPO Sites]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/12/an-epo-coverup/ SUEPO, the Staff Union of the European Patent Office (EPO): António Campinos Gives a “Strong Impression” That “Mr Battistelli is Still Running the Office Through the Trustees He Placed in the House.”]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/12/mou-open-letter/ Two Years Ago SUEPO Discussed Rules of Strike With António Campinos and 3 Days From Now EPO Staff in All Sites Goes on Strike]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/11/early-request-for-antonio-campinos-to-cooperate-with-epo-staff-survey-which-later-showed-less-than-1-in-33-epo-workers-trust-him/ Early Request for António Campinos to Cooperate With EPO Staff Survey (Which Later Showed Less Than 1 in 33 EPO Workers Trust Him)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/11/so-called-social-dialogue/ Old Documents Show That the 'António Campinos Delusion' Lasted Only Months]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/10/puff-pieces-ahead-of-strike/ EPO Bribes of Media/Publishers Pay Off as the Office Uses Lots of Buzzwords to Promote Illegal Agenda and Apparently to Distract From Next Week's Strike]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/10/bfc-report-and-pension-reform/ EPO Staff Already Knew Months After António Campinos Had Been Parachuted Into the Office That He Was a 'Budget Butcher']</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #55ddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/10/epo-governance-2018/ Paper on “Improving Governance, Transparency and Accountability at the EPO” Shows That António Campinos Has Accomplished Nothing in Half His Term (2.5 Years)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/09/epo-work-from-home-strike/  It Looks Like the EPO is Spreading a Bunch of Spammy 'News' (More of the Usual) to Distract From Major Strike Being Organised]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/09/mercer-study-memes/ Memes: The Other Mercer]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/09/hoax-study-parts-1-to-3/ EPO's Staff Explains How António Campinos and the Mercers Lie About the Office in Order to Crush and Rob the Staff]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/09/epo-enough-is-enough/ EPO Workers Go on Strike Next Week]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/08/antonio-campinos-right-wing/ António Campinos Mastered the 'Art of Ruling' His Father Was Strongly Against]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/08/clouds-hanging-above-the-epo/ “Clouds Hanging Above the EPO”]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/08/on-internal-epo-documents/ Why We Are Publishing Many Internal EPO Documents This Month (and Also Last Month)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/08/coverup-antonio/ Meme: When Settling Means Admitting EPO Culpability]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/08/abusive-sanction-epo/ The Words of António Campinos Himself Reveal Him to be a Terrible Negotiator With No Compromising/Diplomatic Language Skills]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/07/quick-fixes-at-epo/ The Non-dialogue: EPO “Staff Representatives Retire or Resign Before Expiration of Their Term of Office Because of Their Fatigue and Disillusionment.”]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/07/charlotte-kilpatrick-lies/ Lies and Fake News With Quotation Marks: The Latest Strategy From Team UPC?]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/07/open-letter-csc-2019/ The Non-dialogue: “Staff Representatives Were Intimidated, Persecuted, or Both.” How the EPO Under António Campinos Succumbed to Battistelli Monarchy, Leading to Unrest, Strikes]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/06/the-dictators-shuffle/ Meme: When Tyranny Has No Race or a Political Wing Diversity Alone Cannot Tackle the Deeper Issues]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/06/epo-ac-letter-2019/ The Non-dialogue: António Campinos is No Jorge Campinos]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/05/antonio-sneakers/ Meme: 'Nice' and 'Cool' António Campinos, Now With Extra Sneakers]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/05/journalist-campinos/ A Mister António Campinos 'Joins' IAM 'Media' and IAM 'Magazine' (Symptom of Dying Media)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/05/only-connections-count/ Meme: When a European Patent Office President Was There for Only 2 Years (and Some Staff for Over 40 Years)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/05/older-epo-strike/ EPO Call for Strike in 2019]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/05/lies-about-epo-stakeholders/ EPO Management is Lying About the Position of EPO Stakeholders While Compelling Those Stakeholders to Become Accomplices]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/04/master-negotiator/ Meme: The Master Negotiator]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/04/epo-2019-strike/ What Really Happened Last Year When Workers of the European Patent Office, Europe's Second-Largest Institution, Were About to Go on Strike]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/04/censored-conflict-resolution-unit-issues/ Censored EPO Publication: Conflict Resolution Unit (CRU) Unspeakable Because Office Management Buries the Facts]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/03/censored-epo-admin-council-report/ Censored EPO Publication: Staff Cannot Comment on the Administrative Council's Meetings?]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/03/epo-upc-fraudlinger/ Mail: Reader’s Comment on ‘Fraudlinger’]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/03/epo-violates-european-laws/ Meme: European Patent Office Violates European Laws]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/03/gdpr-european-union-law-and-epo/ EPO Management Consciously Breaking European Union Laws: Staff and Stakeholders Subjected to Illegal Tactics and Practices, Now Exam Takers As Well]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/03/no-epo-social-dialogue/ 'Social Dialogue' at the EPO Broke Down, Team Campinos is Totally Delusional]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/03/epo-illegal-practices/ The EPO's 2020 Impaired Vision/ViCo: Imposing Illegal Practices on EPO Stakeholders, Not Only on EPO Staff]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/03/censored-central-staff-committee/ Censored EPO Publication: Evidence That the Censorship of EPO Staff Representation (Central Staff Committee) Started Months After António Campinos Started His Term]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/02/epo-staff-survey-2019/ Censored EPO Publication: Staff Representatives Cannot Comment on the Survey Conducted by the Office's Management]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/01/censorship-counterproductive/ Censorship at the EPO is Counterproductive, Rendering the Censored Publications More Seductive and Censored People More Disgruntled]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/01/invalid-patents-by-eurovision-childplay/ EPO Management Has No Plans Other Than Granting Loads of Invalid Patents (e.g. Software Patents) to Pocket Fees and Then Grift/Gamble With the Money]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/01/an-epo-scam/ Meme: Public Servants Who Only Serve Themselves and Their Predecessors (Who Gave Them the Job)]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/01/building-a-lie/ Censored EPO Publication: Battistelli Can Have His Multi-Billion Euro EPO Scam, So Why Can't Campinos Too?]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/01/lying-to-epo-staff/ Staff Representation of the EPO Explains to EPO Management That It's Breaking the Law, Robbing the Staff, and Lying to Staff]</span>
 
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2020/12/01/the-breton-coverup/ European Commission's Thierry Breton Covers Up EPO Corruption For His Friend Benoît Battistelli]</span>
 
=== November 2020===
=== November 2020===

Revision as of 08:27, 2 July 2021

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 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.

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

2020

November 2020

October 2020

September 2020

August 2020

July 2020

June 2020

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020


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