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* <span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">Union-busting</span>
* <span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">Union-busting</span>
* <span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">Illegal surveillance</span>
* <span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">Illegal surveillance</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">Ignoring court orders</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #dadada;">Legal bullying</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #dafada;">Crushing oversight or other branches</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #ccffee;">Propaganda/Misinformation</span>
== 2015 ==
== 2015 ==
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/suppressing-demonstration-in-munich/ Staff of the EPO Under Siege Ahead of Tomorrow's Demonstration in Munich]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/suppressing-demonstration-in-munich/ Staff of the EPO Under Siege Ahead of Tomorrow's Demonstration in Munich]
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/the-rpo-tumour/ EPO Management Lobbies for the Unitary Patent (UPC) and Uses This to Advance Software Patents in Europe]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/the-rpo-tumour/ EPO Management Lobbies for the Unitary Patent (UPC) and Uses This to Advance Software Patents in Europe]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/battistelli-vs-eboa/ Confirmed: Benoît Battistelli is Crushing the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA)]
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/battistelli-vs-eboa/ Confirmed: Benoît Battistelli is Crushing the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA)]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/battistelli-communication-campaign/ EPO Staff is Happy, Says EPO Propaganda Still in the Making]
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/battistelli-communication-campaign/ EPO Staff is Happy, Says EPO Propaganda Still in the Making]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/epo-patent-spin-in-europe/ EPO Management is Running Out of Time as More Media Remarks on Its Abuses]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/epo-patent-spin-in-europe/ EPO Management is Running Out of Time as More Media Remarks on Its Abuses]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/12/europe-patents-boa-dg4-cull/ Benoît Battistelli's Group of 'Loyals' Crushes Not Only the Independent Boards But Also 'Unwanted' Directorates-General]
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/12/europe-patents-boa-dg4-cull/ Benoît Battistelli's Group of 'Loyals' Crushes Not Only the Independent Boards But Also 'Unwanted' Directorates-General]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/11/closer-contact-with-major-applicants-leaked/ Leaked: EPO Prioritises Work for Large Foreign Corporations, Discrimination Not Accidental But Centrally Planned]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/11/closer-contact-with-major-applicants-leaked/ Leaked: EPO Prioritises Work for Large Foreign Corporations, Discrimination Not Accidental But Centrally Planned]
*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/09/plenary-probe-requested-from-ac/ Benoît Battistelli's Office Accused of Institutional Harassment Against EPO Staff in New Letter to the Administrative Council, Calling for External Investigation]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/09/plenary-probe-requested-from-ac/ Benoît Battistelli's Office Accused of Institutional Harassment Against EPO Staff in New Letter to the Administrative Council, Calling for External Investigation]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/06/epo-unlimited-sick-leave/ Commenters Provide Possible Explanations for Mr Van der Eijk Being on Unlimited Sick Leave]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/06/epo-unlimited-sick-leave/ Commenters Provide Possible Explanations for Mr Van der Eijk Being on Unlimited Sick Leave]
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/05/patent-trolls-in-london/ With Software Patents in Europe (and Pushes for the Same Thing in Australia and India) Patent Trolls Now Come to Europe, Attack Android/Linux]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/05/patent-trolls-in-london/ With Software Patents in Europe (and Pushes for the Same Thing in Australia and India) Patent Trolls Now Come to Europe, Attack Android/Linux]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/05/new-information-eboa/ New Information on Limbo in the Enlarged Board, Courtesy of Illegal Actions by the EPO’s Benoît Battistelli]
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/05/new-information-eboa/ New Information on Limbo in the Enlarged Board, Courtesy of Illegal Actions by the EPO’s Benoît Battistelli]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/05/upc-undemocratic/ Dr. Ingve Björn Stjerna Explains Why the UPC (“Unitary Patent“ System) is an Undemocratic Sham Whilst UPC Silently Advanced by Patent Lawyers and Politicians]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/05/upc-undemocratic/ Dr. Ingve Björn Stjerna Explains Why the UPC (“Unitary Patent“ System) is an Undemocratic Sham Whilst UPC Silently Advanced by Patent Lawyers and Politicians]
*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/04/battistelli-threats/ Article Explains Why SUEPO Went Silent Well Over a Week Ago: Nobody is Allowed to Talk to Journalists Without Permission From Battistelli]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/04/battistelli-threats/ Article Explains Why SUEPO Went Silent Well Over a Week Ago: Nobody is Allowed to Talk to Journalists Without Permission From Battistelli]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/02/wim-van-der-eijk-rumour/ Chairman of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) and EPO Vice-President of DG3 Suspiciously on Unlimited Sick Leave After Benoît Battistelli's Unprecedented Attacks on Other EBoA Staff]
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/02/wim-van-der-eijk-rumour/ Chairman of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) and EPO Vice-President of DG3 Suspiciously on Unlimited Sick Leave After Benoît Battistelli's Unprecedented Attacks on Other EBoA Staff]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/02/epo-and-microsoft/ Microsoft's Secret Special Relationship With EPO Illustrates Serious Corruption at Microsoft and the EPO]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/10/02/epo-and-microsoft/ Microsoft's Secret Special Relationship With EPO Illustrates Serious Corruption at Microsoft and the EPO]
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/de-volkskrant-on-spying-scandal/ EPO Surveillance, Threats, and Patronisation of Dutch Legal System Covered in Dutch Article From De Volkskrant]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/de-volkskrant-on-spying-scandal/ EPO Surveillance, Threats, and Patronisation of Dutch Legal System Covered in Dutch Article From De Volkskrant]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/epo-keyloggers/ European Patent Office (EPO) Now Uses Keyloggers to Spy on Staff]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/epo-keyloggers/ European Patent Office (EPO) Now Uses Keyloggers to Spy on Staff]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/suepo-v-epo-analysis/ When the European Patent Office Lost in Court and Refused to Obey the Law: An Analysis]
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/suepo-v-epo-analysis/ When the European Patent Office Lost in Court and Refused to Obey the Law: An Analysis]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/epo-may-be-creating-its-own-lawless-nsa-or-gchq-with-control-risks-group-deal/ EPO May be Creating Its Own Lawless NSA (or GCHQ) With Control Risks Group Deal]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/epo-may-be-creating-its-own-lawless-nsa-or-gchq-with-control-risks-group-deal/ EPO May be Creating Its Own Lawless NSA (or GCHQ) With Control Risks Group Deal]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/06/08/epo-and-privatised-military/ The European Patent Office Has Become Militarised]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/06/08/epo-and-privatised-military/ The European Patent Office Has Become Militarised]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/05/30/escaping-bad-publicity/ The EPO Still Wastes Public Money on Publicity Stunts and 'Reputation Management' Campaigns]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/05/30/escaping-bad-publicity/ The EPO Still Wastes Public Money on Publicity Stunts and 'Reputation Management' Campaigns]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/05/29/upc-patents-on-software/ Propaganda Mode for UPC Agreement Whilst EPO Increasingly Grants Patents on Software]
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/29/upc-patents-on-software/ Propaganda Mode for UPC Agreement Whilst EPO Increasingly Grants Patents on Software]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2015/05/26/epo-patent-scope/ Patent Scope at the EPO is Totally Out of Control, UPC Will Make Things Worse]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/05/26/epo-patent-scope/ Patent Scope at the EPO is Totally Out of Control, UPC Will Make Things Worse]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/05/25/frankfurter-allgemeine-zeitung-on-benoit-battistelli-and-four-epo-suicides/ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Benoît Battistelli and Four EPO Suicides]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/05/25/frankfurter-allgemeine-zeitung-on-benoit-battistelli-and-four-epo-suicides/ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Benoît Battistelli and Four EPO Suicides]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/04/08/epo-suicides/ More Suicides Reported at the Staff-Hostile European Patent Office]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/04/08/epo-suicides/ More Suicides Reported at the Staff-Hostile European Patent Office]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/04/03/de-telegraaf-battistelli/ English, French and German Translations of De Telegraaf Article About Ivo Opstelten’s Defence of Benoît Battistelli]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/04/03/de-telegraaf-battistelli/ English, French and German Translations of De Telegraaf Article About Ivo Opstelten’s Defence of Benoît Battistelli]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/04/03/nl-pdf-files-and-translations/ The EPO’s Dutch Appeal Court Judgment Controversy: List of Political Interventions]
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/03/nl-pdf-files-and-translations/ The EPO’s Dutch Appeal Court Judgment Controversy: List of Political Interventions]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/epo-staff-union-responds/ Željko Topić: ‘SUEPO {Staff Union} Has No Standing in This Office. SUEPO Has No Role to Play in This Office.’]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/epo-staff-union-responds/ Željko Topić: ‘SUEPO {Staff Union} Has No Standing in This Office. SUEPO Has No Role to Play in This Office.’]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/de-volkskrant-on-epo/ English, French and German Translations of Dutch Article About EPO Abuses]
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/de-volkskrant-on-epo/ English, French and German Translations of Dutch Article About EPO Abuses]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/battistelli-and-ivo-opstelten/ When Battistelli’s Defender Ivo Opstelten Turned Out to be Also Defending (Paying) Narcotics Traffickers]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/battistelli-and-ivo-opstelten/ When Battistelli’s Defender Ivo Opstelten Turned Out to be Also Defending (Paying) Narcotics Traffickers]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/04/01/ivo-opstelten-and-battistelli/ When Battistelli’s Defender, Dutch Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, Attacked Europeans’ Right to Demonstrate]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/04/01/ivo-opstelten-and-battistelli/ When Battistelli’s Defender, Dutch Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, Attacked Europeans’ Right to Demonstrate]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/aipla-file-text-full/ FFII and the American IP Law Association Comment on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Envisioned by EPO]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/aipla-file-text-full/ FFII and the American IP Law Association Comment on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Envisioned by EPO]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/danish-protest-english-translation/ English Translation of Article About Protest at Danish Consulate Over EPO Abuses]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/danish-protest-english-translation/ English Translation of Article About Protest at Danish Consulate Over EPO Abuses]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/uk-board-of-the-administrative-council/ EPO Staff to March to British Consulate to Protest Against the Administrative Council (AC)]
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/uk-board-of-the-administrative-council/ EPO Staff to March to British Consulate to Protest Against the Administrative Council (AC)]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/censorship-at-epo/ The EPO's Digital War (Censorship) Against Staff Web Site]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/censorship-at-epo/ The EPO's Digital War (Censorship) Against Staff Web Site]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/suepo-server-ddos/ Cyberattacks on SUEPO Server Raise More Questions]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/suepo-server-ddos/ Cyberattacks on SUEPO Server Raise More Questions]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/07/eplaw-protests-against-epo/ The European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) is Again Protesting Against EPO as More Crackdowns by EPO Management Reveal Depth of Abuse]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/07/eplaw-protests-against-epo/ The European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) is Again Protesting Against EPO as More Crackdowns by EPO Management Reveal Depth of Abuse]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/04/english-ruling-re-topic/ English Translation of Ruling Against Željko Topić (EPO VP) in Croatian Court]
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/04/english-ruling-re-topic/ English Translation of Ruling Against Željko Topić (EPO VP) in Croatian Court]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/04/german-ruling-re-topic/ German Translation of Ruling Against Željko Topić, the EPO's Vice-President]
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/04/german-ruling-re-topic/ German Translation of Ruling Against Željko Topić, the EPO's Vice-President]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/03/complaints-of-epo-staff/ More Press Coverage From the Danish Media About EPO Abuses and Protest at Danish Consulate]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/03/complaints-of-epo-staff/ More Press Coverage From the Danish Media About EPO Abuses and Protest at Danish Consulate]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/02/epo-bogeyman-theory/ Benoît Battistelli and Jesper Kongstad Continue to Blame Everything on SUEPO]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/02/epo-bogeyman-theory/ Benoît Battistelli and Jesper Kongstad Continue to Blame Everything on SUEPO]
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/01/epo-and-european-patent-convention/ Catarina Holtz From the EPO Boards of Appeal Explains Bad Behaviour of the Management With Regards to EPC 2000]
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/01/epo-and-european-patent-convention/ Catarina Holtz From the EPO Boards of Appeal Explains Bad Behaviour of the Management With Regards to EPC 2000]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/02/01/epo-buys-coverage/ The EPO's Paid Propaganda Campaign in the Media]
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/01/epo-buys-coverage/ The EPO's Paid Propaganda Campaign in the Media]</span>
=== January ===
=== January ===
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/20/vesna-stilins-vs-zeljko-topic/ Vesna Stilin Renews Her Fight for Justice in Željko Topić Case (EPO VP)]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/20/vesna-stilins-vs-zeljko-topic/ Vesna Stilin Renews Her Fight for Justice in Željko Topić Case (EPO VP)]
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/20/epo-failure/ Failure of the EPO Can Derail the Trojan Horse of Software Patents and Patent Trolls]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/20/epo-failure/ Failure of the EPO Can Derail the Trojan Horse of Software Patents and Patent Trolls]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/18/topic-spin-attempt/ Battistelli's Latest Propaganda War Tries to Convince EPO Staff That Željko Topić's Many Criminal Charges Don't Exist]
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/18/topic-spin-attempt/ Battistelli's Latest Propaganda War Tries to Convince EPO Staff That Željko Topić's Many Criminal Charges Don't Exist]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/19/dennis-de-jong-translations/ Translations of Member of the European Parliament Complaining About European Patent Office (EPO)]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/19/dennis-de-jong-translations/ Translations of Member of the European Parliament Complaining About European Patent Office (EPO)]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/13/dennis-de-jong-battistelli/ Dutch MEP Dennis De Jong, Criticising Battistelli and Topić, Calls for Action Against EPO Management]
*[http://techrights.org/2015/01/13/dennis-de-jong-battistelli/ Dutch MEP Dennis De Jong, Criticising Battistelli and Topić, Calls for Action Against EPO Management]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/07/battistelli-audio/ EPO Scandal: Benoît Battistelli's Arrogance Recognised by European Delegations]
*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/07/battistelli-audio/ EPO Scandal: Benoît Battistelli's Arrogance Recognised by European Delegations]
*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/08/epo-staff-is-demonstrating/ EPO Staff Protests Today and Protested Last Week, Targeting Corruption in the Institution]
*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/08/epo-staff-is-demonstrating/ EPO Staff Protests Today and Protested Last Week, Targeting Corruption in the Institution]
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*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/09/exclusive-eboa/ Exclusive: The Enlarged Board of Appeal Complains About Battistelli’s Corrupt Management to the Administrative Council]
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/09/exclusive-eboa/ Exclusive: The Enlarged Board of Appeal Complains About Battistelli’s Corrupt Management to the Administrative Council]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/09/epo-revolt/ Protests Against EPO Corruption Approach 1,000 in Attendance]
*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/09/epo-revolt/ Protests Against EPO Corruption Approach 1,000 in Attendance]
*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/11/epo-staff-backlash/ Rolling of Heads Likely Imminent at EPO]
*[http://techrights.org/2014/12/11/epo-staff-backlash/ Rolling of Heads Likely Imminent at EPO]

Revision as of 18:15, 24 October 2015

The European Patent Office (EPO) has been granting software patents in Europe despite the law explicitly forbidding it. The profit motive ultimately compromised quality. There are even more mischievous practices going on, especially after the EPO's former head, Alison Brimelow, got replaced by a megalomaniac called Benoît Battistelli, who drove away anything or anyone who threatens his undemocratic ambition of total power. Techrights wrote about the EPO in the following posts, organised chronologically, with addition of the following colour coding:

  • Software patents
  • Institutional abuse
  • Censorship
  • Conflict of interest
  • Alleged bribery
  • DDOS
  • Union-busting
  • Illegal surveillance
  • Ignoring court orders
  • Legal bullying
  • Crushing oversight or other branches
  • Propaganda/Misinformation

Contents

2015

October

September

August

July

June

May

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March

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