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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2011/12/28/support-for-software-patents-in-europe/ EPO and Other Lawyers-dominated Circles Push for Software Patenting]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2011/12/28/support-for-software-patents-in-europe/ EPO and Other Lawyers-dominated Circles Push for Software Patenting]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/09/17/letters-from-japan/ Cablegate: USPTO, JPO, and EPO Prepare a Global Patent System]
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2011/09/17/letters-from-japan/ Cablegate: USPTO, JPO, and EPO Prepare a Global Patent System]</span>
*[http://techrights.org/2011/08/12/epo-vs-uspto/ EPO More Popular/Responsive Than the USPTO]
*[http://techrights.org/2011/08/12/epo-vs-uspto/ EPO More Popular/Responsive Than the USPTO]
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/10/07/epo-and-other-lobbyists/ EU Patent Failing to Materialise, But EPO and Politicians Begin to Overstep Their Line of Authority to Intervene]
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2011/10/07/epo-and-other-lobbyists/ EU Patent Failing to Materialise, But EPO and Politicians Begin to Overstep Their Line of Authority to Intervene]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2011/06/07/fallacy-re-a-rise-in-patents/ EPO Thinks More Patent Business (Filings) is a Good Thing, US Commerce Secretary Realises it is Not]
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2011/06/07/fallacy-re-a-rise-in-patents/ EPO Thinks More Patent Business (Filings) is a Good Thing, US Commerce Secretary Realises it is Not]</span>
== 2010 ==
== 2010 ==
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*[http://techrights.org/2010/10/21/uspto-inspired-swpats-issue/ US Patent Colonisation: EPO Promotes Machine Translation, New Zealand Still Resistant]
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2010/10/21/uspto-inspired-swpats-issue/ US Patent Colonisation: EPO Promotes Machine Translation, New Zealand Still Resistant]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2010/08/13/epo-swpats-and-ecj/ “EPO Still Operating in a Vacuum”]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2010/08/13/epo-swpats-and-ecj/ “EPO Still Operating in a Vacuum”]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2010/07/28/public-participation-uspto/ USPTO Wants Feedback About Post-Bilski Guidelines, EPO Might Let Monsanto Patent Life]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2010/07/28/public-participation-uspto/ USPTO Wants Feedback About Post-Bilski Guidelines, EPO Might Let Monsanto Patent Life]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2008/11/01/patent-problems-overview/ Patent Problems: Google Unresolved, Bilski Resolved, EPO to be Resolved?]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2008/11/01/patent-problems-overview/ Patent Problems: Google Unresolved, Bilski Resolved, EPO to be Resolved?]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2008/09/19/epo-crisis/ The EPO Crisis and Microsoft’s Patent Trolls]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2008/09/19/epo-crisis/ The EPO Crisis and Microsoft’s Patent Trolls]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2008/04/10/epo-patent-numbers-decrease/ Patents Roundup: EPO Patent Numbers Decrease; Bilski Revisited]
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2008/04/10/epo-patent-numbers-decrease/ Patents Roundup: EPO Patent Numbers Decrease; Bilski Revisited]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2008/02/06/epo-uspto-sad-state/ Software Patents Roundup: EPO, USPTO and Acacia]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2008/02/06/epo-uspto-sad-state/ Software Patents Roundup: EPO, USPTO and Acacia]</span>

Revision as of 23:39, 30 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 (abstract) patents
  • Patents on life
  • Patent maximalism/UPC
  • Institutional abuse
  • Censorship/Gagging
  • Conflict of interest/Dubious connections
  • Alleged bribery
  • Favouritism/Nepotism
  • DDOS
  • Staff suicides
  • Crushing protests
  • Union-busting
  • Illegal surveillance
  • Ignoring court orders
  • Legal bullying
  • Crushing oversight or other branches
  • Propaganda/Misinformation
  • Budgetary issues
  • Character assassination/Defamation
  • Abolishing workers' rights
  • Organisational crisis


Contents

2015

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

January

2014

Special report on EPO

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

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