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The European Patent Office (EPO) has been granting [[Software Patents in Europe|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:
The European Patent Office (EPO) has been granting [[Software Patents in Europe|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:
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* <span style="background-color: #ddddff;">Software (abstract) patents</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">Patents on life</span>
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|-
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* <span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">Patent maximalism/UPC</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #ddddff;">Software (abstract) patents</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #cceeff;">Institutional abuse</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">Patents on life</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">Censorship/Gagging</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">Patent maximalism/UPC</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">Conflict of interest/Dubious connections</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #cceeff;">Institutional abuse</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">Alleged bribery</span>
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|-
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* <span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">Favouritism/Nepotism</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">Censorship/Gagging</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #eedddd;">DDOS</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">Conflict of interest/Dubious connections</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">Staff suicides</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">Alleged bribery</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #99ffff;">Crushing protests</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">Favouritism/Nepotism</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">Union-busting</span>
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|-
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* <span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">Illegal surveillance</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #eedddd;">DDOS</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">Ignoring court orders</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">Staff suicides</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #dadada;">Legal bullying</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #99ffff;">Crushing protests</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #dafada;">Crushing oversight or other branches</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">Union-busting</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #ccffee;">Propaganda/Misinformation</span>
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|-
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* <span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">Budgetary issues</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">Illegal surveillance</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">Reputation issues (EU)</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">Ignoring court orders</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #cccc99;">Patent trolls</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #dadada;">Legal bullying</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">Character assassination/Defamation</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #dafada;">Crushing oversight or other branches</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">Abolishing workers' rights</span>
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|-
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* <span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">Organisational crisis</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #ccffee;">Propaganda/Misinformation</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">Budgetary issues</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">Reputation issues (EU)</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #cccc99;">Patent trolls</span>
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|-
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! <span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">Character assassination/Defamation</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">Abolishing workers' rights</span>
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! <span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">Organisational crisis</span>
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Revision as of 23:47, 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 Reputation issues (EU) Patent trolls
Character assassination/Defamation Abolishing workers' rights Organisational crisis


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