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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/16/aippi-letter-to-kongstad-about-epo/ AIPPI Sends Angry Letter to the Administrative Council Regarding the EPO's Attacks on the Boards and Staff Unions, Saying it Damages the EPO's Function and Reputation)</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/16/real-takeaway-from-wipo-figures/ New WIPO Figures Reinforce Reality Where More Patents Needn't Imply More Innovation, Just Lower Standards] (a discussion about the EPO and UPC included)</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/16/real-takeaway-from-wipo-figures/ New WIPO Figures Reinforce Reality Where More Patents Needn't Imply More Innovation, Just Lower Standards] (a discussion about the EPO and UPC included)</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/16/gcc-versus-union-busting/ Unanimous Negative Opinion on the Proposal of Benoît Battistelli to Eliminate Basic Rights at EPO]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/16/gcc-versus-union-busting/ Unanimous Negative Opinion on the Proposal of Benoît Battistelli to Eliminate Basic Rights at EPO]</span>

Revision as of 23:42, 16 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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