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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/epo-upc-swpats/ Patent Practitioners: "The Unitary Patent Might be Able to Open the Floodgates for Software Patents in Europe"]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/epo-upc-swpats/ Patent Practitioners: "The Unitary Patent Might be Able to Open the Floodgates for Software Patents in Europe"]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/epo-suicides-endemic/ Another Suicide at the EPO, Fifth by Our Count]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/epo-suicides-endemic/ Another Suicide at the EPO, Fifth by Our Count]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/08/21/epo-business-methods-and-algorithms/ EPO Corruption of Patent Boundaries: Business Methods and Algorithms Patented]
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/21/epo-business-methods-and-algorithms/ EPO Corruption of Patent Boundaries: Business Methods and Algorithms Patented]</span>
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*[http://techrights.org/2015/08/05/coup-detat-vs-oversight/ EPO Measures Productivity Using the Wrong Yardstick in Order to Sell Its Racket to the Public]
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/05/coup-detat-vs-oversight/ EPO Measures Productivity Using the Wrong Yardstick in Order to Sell Its Racket to the Public]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/04/croatian-press-on-epo/ ‘Sanader’s Protégé’ Željko Topić Slammed by Press in His Home Country]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/04/croatian-press-on-epo/ ‘Sanader’s Protégé’ Željko Topić Slammed by Press in His Home Country]</span>

Revision as of 06:43, 15 November 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:


Scope Repression Labour Above the law Credibility
Software (abstract) patents Institutional abuse Staff suicides Ignoring court orders 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 Conflict of interest/Dubious connections
Illegal surveillance State within a state Alleged bribery Organisational crisis

Contents

2015

November

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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