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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/04/euractiv-epo-puff-piece/ EurActiv's Puff Piece for EPO (Amid High-Budget Media Blitz) Reveals Just How Clueless and Tactless the EPO's President Really is]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/04/battistelli-praetorian-guard/ Amid EPO Exodus/Brain Drain, Two Options: 'Gestapo' Staff and Assistant to Battistelli Have Quit or Battistelli's Praetorian Guard is Expanding]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/04/battistelli-praetorian-guard/ Amid EPO Exodus/Brain Drain, Two Options: 'Gestapo' Staff and Assistant to Battistelli Have Quit or Battistelli's Praetorian Guard is Expanding]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/03/swpats-on-web-encryption/ Impact of Software Patents and Excessive/Unregulated Profit Motives at USPTO: Now Even Common Encryption (i.e. Computer Security) Under Patent Attacks] (a large portion speaks about patent scope at the EPO and privatisation, nepotism etc.)</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/03/swpats-on-web-encryption/ Impact of Software Patents and Excessive/Unregulated Profit Motives at USPTO: Now Even Common Encryption (i.e. Computer Security) Under Patent Attacks] (a large portion speaks about patent scope at the EPO and privatisation, nepotism etc.)</span>

Revision as of 11:44, 4 December 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/Paying the media Conflict of interest/Dubious connections
Illegal surveillance State within a state Alleged bribery Organisational crisis

Contents

2015

December

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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