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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/23/protests-overview/ Union-Busting Strategies Backfire: After Additional EPO Protests/Actions (Over 2,000 in Attendance With More to Come) a STRIKE is Being Planned]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/23/opinions-of-the-masked/ Additional Information About EPO Management and Its Abuses, as Told by Anonymous Comments]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/23/epo-patent-maximalism/ EPO Implicitly Acknowledges Declining Patent Quality by Agreeing to Finally Dump Some Monsanto GMO Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/23/france-and-from-croatia-political-problems/ EPO President Battistelli and Vice-President Topić Are Having Political Problems]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/22/more-epo-protests/ Two More EPO Protests on Their Way, Thousands of Employees Projected to Attend Overall]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/22/more-epo-protests/ Two More EPO Protests on Their Way, Thousands of Employees Projected to Attend Overall]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/20/upc-fin-eng/ In Unison, Nations Hop Aboard the Unitary Patent Train Wreck, For (Foreign) Corporate Gain at Europe’s Expense]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/20/upc-fin-eng/ In Unison, Nations Hop Aboard the Unitary Patent Train Wreck, For (Foreign) Corporate Gain at Europe’s Expense]</span>

Revision as of 11:14, 23 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

2016

January

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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