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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/08/legal-analysis-hardon-case/ Legal Analysis Reveals That EPO Principal Director for Human Resources (Bergot) Resorts to “Gross Violation of Due Process”]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/08/epo-mafia-smear/ Hypocrite in Chief: Benoît Battistelli Compares Staff Union to ‘Mafia’]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/08/epo-mafia-smear/ Hypocrite in Chief: Benoît Battistelli Compares Staff Union to ‘Mafia’]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/08/epo-management-scrutinised/ Lawyers’ Response to Incredible Accusations From EPO Management and Its Praetorian Guard]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/08/epo-management-scrutinised/ Lawyers’ Response to Incredible Accusations From EPO Management and Its Praetorian Guard]</span>

Revision as of 00:27, 9 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 or due process 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
Systemic synthesis 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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