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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/16/battistelli-has-isssues-with-hardon/ The Witch-hunt Against Elizabeth Hardon Leads Back to Battistelli]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/16/battistelli-has-isssues-with-hardon/ The Witch-hunt Against Elizabeth Hardon Leads Back to Battistelli]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/16/more-protests-against-epo/ EPO Staff Protests in Berlin and Vienna]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/16/more-protests-against-epo/ EPO Staff Protests in Berlin and Vienna]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/15/epo-mock-trials/ How the EPO Prevented Scapegoats ('Defendants') in Its Mock 'Trials' From Actually Presenting a Defense]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/15/epo-mock-trials/ How the EPO Prevented Scapegoats ('Defendants') in Its Mock 'Trials' From Actually Presenting a Defense]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/17/defensas-en-los-juicios/ Spanish translation])
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/15/the-hague-epo-protest/ Hundreds of EPO Staff at The Hague (Including Managers) Spontaneously Protested Today, Making Almost Half of All Staff Present]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/15/the-hague-epo-protest/ Hundreds of EPO Staff at The Hague (Including Managers) Spontaneously Protested Today, Making Almost Half of All Staff Present]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/15/pierre-yves-le-borgn-responds-to-epo/ Pierre-Yves Le Borgn' Lashes Out at EPO for Firing Staff Representatives]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/17/pierre-yves-le-borgn-responde/ Spanish translation])
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/15/pierre-yves-le-borgn-responds-to-epo/ Pierre-Yves Le Borgn' Lashes Out at EPO for Firing Staff Representatives]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/17/pierre-yves-le-borgn-responde/ Spanish translation])

Revision as of 23:24, 17 January 2016

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

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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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