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=== January ===
=== January ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/30/investigation-and-epo-suicides/ The Connection Between the EPO’s Investigative Unit/Battistelli Policies and EPO Suicides]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/29/battistelli-paranoia/ Battistelli and His Bodyguards: Paranoia, Megalomania, or Both? Are China-Style ‘Suicide Nets’ Next on the EPO’s Agenda?]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/29/battistelli-paranoia/ Battistelli and His Bodyguards: Paranoia, Megalomania, or Both? Are China-Style ‘Suicide Nets’ Next on the EPO’s Agenda?]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/29/reactions-to-dutch-media/ Dutch Media’s Coverage of Protest at The Hague Leaves VP1 Minnoye a New Laughing Stock of the EPO’s Staff]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/29/reactions-to-dutch-media/ Dutch Media’s Coverage of Protest at The Hague Leaves VP1 Minnoye a New Laughing Stock of the EPO’s Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/12/epo-calm-before-the-storm/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Still Quietly Abusive]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/14/epo-completamente-abusiva/ Spanish translation])
*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/12/epo-calm-before-the-storm/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Still Quietly Abusive]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/14/epo-completamente-abusiva/ Spanish translation])
*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/10/letter-demand-for-secrecy/ How the EPO Imposes Secrecy Around Mock 'Trials' and What the EPO Calls 'Violence']</span>
*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/10/letter-demand-for-secrecy/ How the EPO Imposes Secrecy Around Mock 'Trials' and What the EPO Calls 'Violence']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/10/silencing-staff-of-the-epo/ Not Just Three (or Even Six) EPO Staff Representatives Under Attack]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/13/empleados-de-la-oep-atacados/ Spanish translation])
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/10/epo-union-busting-week/ A Busy Week Ahead for the EPO's Management as Union-busting Efforts Culminate]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/12/desmantelar-su-union-culminan/ Spanish translation])
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/08/epo-vesus-spanish-speakers/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Doesn’t Like Spanish, So Why Should the Spanish Tolerate the EPO?]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/10/epo-no-le-gusta-el-espanol/ Spanish translation])
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/07/barker-brettell-llp-on-epo-pace/ Patent Lawyers Say It “Remains to be Seen How the EPO Will Limit the Number of PACE Requests an Applicant Can Make”]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/08/barker_brettell_lip_on_epo-espana/ Spanish translation])
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/05/warping-the-patent-debate/ Patent Lawyers and People in 'IP' Jobs Warp the Debate About the Patent System: EPO-Funded Writers, Glorification of Patent Trolls, and Software Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/05/epo-staff-protects-staff-representatives/ So Much for ‘Vocal Minority’… Half of EPO Staff Signed Petition in Support of SUEPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/05/epo-propaganda-mill/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Has Become a Propaganda Mill After the FTI Consulting Deal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/04/the-epo-firing-line/ Shedding Light on the Secretive Mock Trial of Elizabeth Hardon and Others (EPO Union Busting)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/03/epo-for-multinational-corporations/ The Long EPO Queue for European SMEs That Cannot Hop Like Multinational Corporations]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/04/epo-corporaciones-multinacionales/ Spanish translation])
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/03/european-sme-queue-at-epo/ What the European Patent Office (EPO) Looks Like to European SMEs] </span>([http://techrights.org/2016/01/03/oficina-europea-de-patentes/ Spanish translation])
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/03/letter-to-battistelli/ British MEP May Soon Complain to Benoît Battistelli About EPO Process, No Closer Contacts With Ordinary Applicants]</span>  ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/04/epo-aplicantes-ordinarios/ Spanish translation])
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/02/willkommen-patent-trolls/ German and European Patent Attorney Warns That UPC Would Bring More Patent Trolls to Europe, With Help From the EPO]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/02/trolls-de-patentes-a-europa/ Spanish translation])
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/01/epo-pr-team/ Meeting the EPO’s PR Team and Learning Its Dirty Tricks]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2016/01/01/epo-hogwash/ European Patent Office (EPO) Starts New Year With Hogwash]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/01/07/comienza-el-ano-nuevo-con-disimulo/ Spanish translation])
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== 2015 ==
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=== December ===
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/31/upc-reality-checks/ EPO Coverage to Increase in 2016, Including UPC Reality Checks]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/28/petition-regarding-epo/ EPO a “European Institution Which Does Not Fall Under EU Law”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/28/buying-the-media/ Buying Panels and Paying the Media to Cement Personal Agenda: The Bill Gates Common Core Case Mirrors the Battistelli Unitary Patent Case]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/27/epo-cant-question-the-management/ Insensitivity at the EPO’s Management – Part IV: Criticism Regarding Patent Scope is Verboten]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/27/questel-epo-deal/ Revolving Doors of High-Level EPO Management: Jacques Michel and the Questel Deal With the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/27/accusations-against-the-pension-talking-points/ Battistelli’s Proposed Changes to Pensions “Difficult to Understand”, “Liable to Cause Instability”, Without Consultation or Justification]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/26/epo-whistleblowing/ EPO Whistleblowing: How (Not) to Use Machines at the Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/26/epo-europatis/ Summary of the EPO-Europatis Series]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/26/europatis-internal-data/ Loose Data 'Protection' and Likely Privacy Infringements at the EPO: Here's Who Gets Employees' Internal Data]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/26/europatis-genesis/ Europatis: “Turnover of €211,800 and Zero Employees”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/26/epo-death-in-the-family/ Insensitivity at the EPO’s Management – Part III: Death in the Family]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/26/battistelligate-scandal/ Benoît Battistelli Fails to Get Majority of 38 Member States to Crush the Boards, Which Are Already Being Crushed Anyway (23 Vacant Judge Positions)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/26/epo-and-cancer/ Insensitivity at the EPO’s Management – Part II: Patent Office as a Cancer]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/24/pretexts-for-crushing-dissent/ Insensitivity at the EPO’s Management – Part I: An Introduction]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/24/upc-concerns/ Concerns About the Unitary Patent Court (UPC) Among EPO Staff an Outcome of Battistelli’s Attacks on Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/24/epo-revisionism-and-reputation-laundering/ I-AM EPO: How the Record of the EPO's Management Dispute With Staff and the EPC is Being Rewritten by EPO-Funded Media]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/23/managing-ip-interview-with-battistelli/ Managing IP Interview With Battistelli Shows That He's Either Deluded or Dishonest About EPO Realities]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/23/administrative-council-on-epo/ EPO Administrative Council: the Situation is “Detrimental to the Proper Functioning of the Office and the Public Image of the Whole Organisation”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/22/latest-on-upc-ac-etc/ Europe Under Siege by Patent Lawyers, UPC Ambitions, and the Administrative Council’s Continued Passive Support of Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/22/epo-damage-control/ Translation of the Latest Communiqué About the Administrative Council, No Longer Published by ‘President’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/22/trust-lost-now-distrust-at-epo/ EPO Level of Trust Reaches All-Time Low: Workers Distrust the Available Phones in Their Offices, Use Mobiles Instead]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/21/suepo-reply-to-joff-wild/ The Forgotten History of IAM 'Magazine' as EPO Management's Megaphone and EPO Union Basher]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/21/epo-private-profits/ Upcoming Series: The EPO as ‘Public’ Service for Private Profits]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/21/furious-inpi-epo-part-5/ Battistelli’s Furious Love Affair With French Power: Part V]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/20/epo-courage-is-contagious/ An Atmosphere of Revolt Inside the European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/20/more-sunday-humour-fictional-diary-from-the-european-patent-office/ More Sunday Humour: Fictional Diary From the European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/20/ena-in-focus/ Battistelli's Furious Love Affair With French Power: Part IV]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/20/epo-downfall/ EPO Management Discovers Media is Against It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/19/epo-divide-and-rule/ Watch Out for ‘Divide and Rule’ Tactics From the Control Risks- and FTI Consulting-Steered EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/19/epo-data-protection-a-joke/ Jacques Michel (Former EPO VP1), Benoît Battistelli’s EPO, and the Leak of Internal Staff Data to Michel’s Private Venture]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/19/epo-abuse-report/ Rumour: Administrative Council Advises Benoît Battistelli Not to Fire Staff Representatives]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/19/european-patent-market-2016-fti-consulting/ EPO Pays FTI Consulting (Nearly a Million Bucks), Which Pays IAM for Pro-UPC Propaganda Event]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/18/european-patent-institute-self-censorship/ EPI Silently Removes Criticism of the European Patent Office/Organisation, Techrights Preserves It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/18/epo-summary-of-pr-problems/ EPO Irrelevancy, Two Decades to be Granted an EPO Patent, Outrage Over Patents on Plants in EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/18/battistelli-earthquakes-in-headlines/ Benoît Battistelli: “An Earthquake Would be Needed for the Administrative Council... Not to Support My Major Proposals.”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/18/furious-battistelli-part-3/ Battistelli's Furious Love Affair With French Power: Part III]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/17/intimidating-staff-union-busting/ EPO Union Responds to Željko Topić and Raimund Lutz's Attempt to Intimidate Staff That Joins Unions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/17/the-social-study-facade/ Ahead of Administrative Council Meeting, General Consultative Committee Warned of “Witch Hunt in Pursuit of SUEPO Officials” (Union Busting)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/17/administrative-council-on-suspension/ Administrative Council Does Not Crush the Boards But Does Crush the Unions (Suspension Duration Sextupled)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/17/berlin-support-for-suepo/ EPO Attacks Staff Representatives’ Right to Work Just One Week Before Christmas]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/17/ep-anti-greenwashing/ Members of the European Parliament Slam the EPO for Patent Maximalism That Led to Granting of Patents on Plants]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/17/epo-marketing-strategy/ Benoît Battistelli's EPO Continues Its Self-Congratulatory PR Charade, Neglecting to Even Acknowledge the Catastrophes Therein]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/16/battistelli-against-free-speech/ Battistelli Wants to Make “Lobbying in the Field of European and Unitary Patent” a “Prohibited Activity” for All Except Himself]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/16/epi-to-epo/ European Patent Institute (EPI) Not Happy With the EPO’s Terrible Treatment of the Boards of Appeal]</span>
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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>
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*<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>
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*<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>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/16/epo-and-french-power/ Battistelli's Furious Love Affair With French Power: Part II]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/16/upc-and-patent-trolls/ UPC and Patent Trolls: The Connection Revisited]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/15/epo-berlin-for-suepo/ Very High Proportion of EPO Staff in Berlin Goes to the Streets to Protest and to Defend SUEPO From the Union Busters]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/15/union-busting-alert/ Ahead of Tomorrow's Administrative Council Meeting EPO Staff Representatives Warn Heads of Delegations About Union Busting and Other Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/15/battistelli-upc-spin/ Battistelli's Vision of UPC is Closer Contract With Major Applicants (Abroad), Contrary to European Interests]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/15/eu-lawyers-vs-battistelli/ When Europe's Leading International Patent Litigators Get Fed Up With Benoît Battistelli and Want Him Sent to 'Exile']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/14/plot-to-kill-suepo/ Watch Out For the EPO-SUEPO Parity Spin]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/14/union-busting-in-disguise/ Heise Article Tackles EPO ‘Feud’ (Union Busting in Disguise), Techrights’ Remarks Follow]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/14/battistelli-connections/ Battistelli’s Furious Love Affair With French Power: Part I]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/14/the-epo-is-out-of-control/ EPO No Longer in the ‘Business’ of Just Granting Patents But Politics and Lobbying Also]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/13/creating-a-sense-of-legitimacy/ Keeping the European Patent Office (EPO) Out of Politics Amid the EPO's Campaign to Deceive the Media, Politicians]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/13/epo-out-of-control/ When SUEPO Called the EPO a “Public Service Organisation Out of Control”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/12/epo-decision-g2301-15/ The EPO’s Failed (Dismissed) Attempt to Dismiss a Judge Alleged to Have Communicated About EPO Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/12/the-european-patent-office-is-a-lobby-organisation-was-and-still-is-lobbying-for-expansion-of-patent-scope-also-to-software-through-upc/ The European Patent Office is a Lobby Organisation, Was and Still is Lobbying for Expansion of Patent Scope (Also to Software) Through UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/12/decision-removed-from-the-epo-site/ EPO Censored Itself After Publishing a Document Which Had Been Leaked Anyway]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/12/eponia-rule-of-law/ EPO Central Staff Committee Warns That EPO President Illegally Changes the Rules to Remove the Rights of the Accused, Crush Dissent/Unions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/12/epo-money-motive/ A Day After Massive EPO Protest Benoît Battistelli Tries Using Money to Appease Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/12/national-delegates-dental-care/ EPO 'Sweetener' for Administrative Council National Delegates]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/12/epo-fast-track-project/ New Private Eye Article Says EPO “Doesn't Actually Deny That There's a Fast-Track Project Allowing Big Firms to Queue-Jump”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/11/close-contact-with-power/ Series Teaser: EPO President Battistelli's Relationship With Power]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/11/epo-in-private-eye/ EPO Scandals in Private Eye Again]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/11/epo-protest-in-munich/ Photos From EPO Protest in Munich]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/10/european-patent-office-justice/ A Little Taste of European Patent Office 'Justice']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/10/more-epo-union-busting-text/ The EPO’s Double Standard on Confidentiality]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/10/ac-national-delegations-contacts/ Contacting National Delegations to Complain About the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/10/eponia-state-curfew/ EPO Vice-President Željko Topić Formally Weakens the Right to Strike, Threatens Financial Retaliation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/10/surveillance-audits-at-the-epo/ Surveillance Audits at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/10/epo-silencing-blogs/ Tightening Media Control: European Patent Office (EPO) Silences Blogs of Critics by Intimidation, Lawsuits]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/09/epo-attack-on-staff-unions/ Union Busting at the European Patent Office, Dressed Up as 'Investigation']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/09/an-introduction-and-an-overview-of-european-patent-office-epo-scandals/ An Introduction and an Overview of European Patent Office (EPO) Scandals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/09/software-development-and-patents/ Software Patents and EPO Coverage]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/08/epo-greenwashing/ Watch Out for the Latest EPO Charm Offensive in the Media, Greenwashing Being the Theme Du Jour]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/08/investigators-paying-the-mortgage/ EPO 'Investigators' Are Almost Technically Illiterate, Definitely Biased by Design]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/08/letter-to-administrative-council/ Chairman of the Administrative Council Failed to Stop Suspension (and Potential Firing) of EPO Staff Representatives]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/08/promoting-only-the-bullies/ EPO's Team Battistelli is Promoting Only the Oppressors]</span>
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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>
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*<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>
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*<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>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/08/fake-narratives/ EPO Management: Associating a Whistleblowing Judge With Nazism and Weapons, Associating Staff Representatives With Snipers!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/08/epo-going-full-rogue/ Team Battistelli Plans to Send to Exile (or Effectively Fire) Law-abiding Staff Because the Staff is Independent and Unwilling to Sack a Whistleblower]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/07/roundup-of-patent-news/ FRAND Tax, Patent Trolls as Satellites of Large Patent Aggressors, EPO Puff Pieces, and Another Imminent EPO Protest]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/07/letter-regarding-suepo-witchhunt/ The EPO is Trying to Make It a Serious Offense to Merely Inform Colleagues About Oneself (or Others) Being Subjected to Institutional Harassment/Witch-hunt by Team Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/07/bbc-and-epo/ Did the EPO Spike a BBC Story Regarding Discriminatory Practices, Legal Bullying of Bloggers, and/or Microsoft Bias?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/07/ohim-on-epo/ Outside Interventions Sought in EPO Amid Scandals, New Intervention Comes From OHIM]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/07/wipr-epo-poll/ New WIPR Survey Shows 96% of Respondents Are Concerned About the Situation at the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/06/staff-union-informs-le-borgn/ Staff Union of the EPO Responds to Benoît Battistelli’s Alleged Defamation of Staff Representatives]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/06/epo-production-line-mentality/ Article Highlights EPO’s Capitalist Venture Tendencies, Seeking to Just Maximize Profit, Irrespective of Public Interests and Human Factors]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/06/observador-covers-epo/ EPO “Synonymous With Psychological Depressions, Nervous Breakdowns, and Even Suicides”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/06/fti-fracking-astroturf/ The EPO's PR Agency is Connected to Fracking AstroTurf in the United States]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/06/epo-sick-leave-gaming/ No Wonder Staff of the EPO Gets Sick of the Management, Which Games Sickness Statistics in Order to Delude the World]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/06/epo-administrative-council-vp1/ The Tail That Wags the Dog: How an EPO President Virtually Controls the Administrative Council (AC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/06/suppression-of-dissent/ Suppression of Voices Critical of the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #55ddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/06/the-uspto-with-all-its-serious-issues-increasingly-looks-like-the-epos-role-model/ The USPTO, With All Its Serious Issues, Increasingly Looks Like the EPO’s Role Model]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/06/protests-and-epo-astroturfing/ More Than 2,000 People, Including Directors, Said to Have Protested in Munich (About HALF of All EPO Staff Including The Hague Protest)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/05/jpmorgan-epo-analogy/ Like JPMorgan, EPO Management Has Started a Defamatory Smear Campaign Against Critics]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/05/epo-media-megaphones/ European Private Office (EPO) Increasingly the Subject of Media Scrutiny Despite Huge Spendings on Reputation Laundering]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/05/epo-boards-praesidium/ EPO All-Time Low: Memorandum From the Praesidium (of the Boards of Appeal) Complains to the Administrative Council About Latest Questionable Moves]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/04/disciplinary-committee-explained/ EPO Does Not Seem to Have Investigators, Only Accusers and Prosecutors (Loyal to the President)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/04/special-budget-for-media-control/ The Media is Already Flooded With EPO Propaganda, Some Likely Paid for With €73,000-Per-Month 'Special' New Budget]</span>
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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>
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*<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>
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*<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>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/03/attacks-on-staff-representatives/ French Member of Parliament Reacts to EPO Management Amidst Ongoing Attacks on Staff Representatives and Facts-free Information War]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/03/epo-staff-protests-record-numbers/ EPO Staff Protest Statistics: Over 2,600 Signatures (So Far) in Petition, About 800 Staff in The Hague Protest, Much More to Come in Munich]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/02/great-wall-of-epo-intranet/ EPO “Intranet Fails to Present Any Negative Press Cuttings, Reports and Reactions From the Media”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/02/spanish-articles-series-part-3/ The Spanish EPO Scandal – Part III]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/02/epo-job-advertisement-secret-police/ New EPO Job Advertisement Reveals Gestapo-Like ‘Deep State’, Operating Outside the Rule of Law and Managed Secretly by a Tyrannical President]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/02/punto-informatico-on-epo/ Punto Informatico (Italian Media) About EPO's Legal Bullying Against Techrights]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/01/epo-started-all-out-war/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Crushes Not Only Unions But Also the Press and Even Bloggers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/01/spanish-articles-series-part-2/ The Spanish EPO Scandal – Part II]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/12/01/suepo-response-to-battistelli/ EPO Staff Representatives Highlight to Pierre-Yves Le Borgn’ How Battistelli Deceived Him]</span>
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=== November ===
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/30/topic-does-the-hague/ Željko Topić Tries to Do to EPO Staff What He Did in Croatia, Now Crushes Staff Assembly in The Hague]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/30/el-confidencial-article-alberto-casado-cervino/ The Spanish EPO Scandal – Part I]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/30/iam-magazine-epo/ Media Alert: IAM ‘Magazine’ Does Not Protect Sources]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/29/a-little-update-about-slepponia/ Public Protests by European Patent Office (EPO) Staff Weaken the EPO's Attacks on the Media]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/29/european-patent-office-slapp/ Why the European Patent Office Cannot Really Sue and Why It's All -- More Likely Than Not -- Just SLAPP]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/29/epo-twisting-defamation-law/ How the EPO Twisted Defamation Law in a Failed Bid to Silence Techrights]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/28/mischaracterising-epo-protests/ The Latest EPO Spin: Staff Protesters Compared to ‘Anti-Patent Campaigners’ or ‘Against UPC’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/28/bribed-for-coverage-or-fake-epo-articles/ The Serious Implication of Controversial FTI Consulting Contract: Every Press Article About EPO Could Have Been Paid for by EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/28/epo-at-war-with-europe/ EPO: We Have Always Been at War With Europe (or Europeans)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/28/epo-love-for-censorship/ What Everyone Needs to Know About the EPO's New War on Journalism]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/27/slapp-and-epo/ EPO Did Not Want to Take Down One Techrights Article, It Wanted to Take Down Many Articles Using Intimidation, SLAPPing, and Psychological Manipulation Late on a Friday Night]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/27/epo-and-fti-consulting/ The European Private Office: What Was Once a Public Service is Now Crony Capitalism With Private Contractors]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/27/epo-information-warfare/ When the EPO Liaised With Capone (Literally) to Silence Bloggers, Delete Articles]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/27/jeremy-phillips-retires/ Blogger Who Wrote About the EPO's Abuses Retires]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/27/epo-reputation-laundering/ Leaked: EPO Award of €880,000 “in Order to Address the Media Presence of the EPO” (Reputation Laundering)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/26/epo-media-campaign/ Documents Needed: Contract or Information About EPO PR/Media Campaign to Mislead the World]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/26/guest-post-regarding-unitary-patent/ Guest Post: The EPO, EPC, Unitary Patent and the Money Issue]]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/26/examiners-driven-epo/ Saving the Integrity of the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/26/epo-aggression-against-the-media/ A Call for Bloggers and Journalists: Did EPO Intimidate and Threaten You Too? Please Speak Out.]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/26/epo-above-the-law/ European Patent Office (EPO) a “Kingdom Above the EU Countries, a Tyranny With ZERO Accountability”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/25/central-staff-names-and-text-of-pdf/ EPO Management Needs to Finally Recognise That It Itself is the Issue, Not the Staff or the Unions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/25/unhappy-with-epo-management/ Even the EPO Central Staff Committee is Unhappy With EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/25/les-echos-rebuttal/ Debunking the EPO’s Latest Marketing Nonsense From Les Échos and More on Benoît Battistelli’s Nastygram to French Politician]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/25/the-sun-king-delusion/ The Sun King Delusion: The Views of Techrights Are Just a Mirror of EPO Staff Unions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/24/uniting-the-unions/ United They Stand: FFPE-EPO Supports Suspended Staff Representatives From SUEPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/24/censoring-wipr-article-about-censorship-by-epo/ Censoring WIPR Article About Censorship by EPO</span>]
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/24/epo-censorship-with-slapp/ Censorship at the EPO Escalates: Now We Have Threats to Sue Publishers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/24/epo-fictional-allegations/ Response to Bogus Accusations That EPO Staff Protests Are Really an Attempt to Derail UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/24/new-heise-article-makes-it-clear-that-nazi-themed-accusations-against-the-suspended-board-judge-were-insufficiently-substantiated/ New Heise Article Makes It Clear That 'Nazi'-Themed Accusations Against the Suspended Board Judge Were Insufficiently Substantiated]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/23/frankfurt-bank-re-suepo/ European Central Bank Staff Committee Adds to Growing Pressure on Abusive EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/23/denying-christmas-leave/ Gross Violation of Workers’ Rights in EPO: Denial of Christmas Vacation/Leave for Slower Workers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/23/epo-scapegoat-tactics/ The Bogus Narrative Floated by EPO Management: Our Judges and Examiners Are Armed and Violent]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/23/hands-off-our-representatives/ Support SUEPO or End Up Like They and Some of the Boards Did]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/23/nrc-on-epo-and-the-hague/ NRC Handelsblad (Dutch Evening Newspaper) Speaks About EPO's Refusal to Accept Court Orders From The Hague]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/23/intimidating-national-delegations/ EPO President Battistelli Now Intimidates Even National Delegations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/23/les-echos-deletionism/ A Look at the Latest Gross Deletionism at the EPO’s ‘Media Partner’, French Newspaper Les Échos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/22/ac-versus-dg3/ Rumour About Efforts to Dismiss a Board Judge by Intimidating Boards of Appeal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/22/pierre-yves-le-borgn-exposes-battistelli/ President Battistelli Now Pressures/Threatens Politicians Who ‘Dare’ to Complain About Abuses and Unacceptable Conditions at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/21/gilles-requena-epo-connections/ EPO: It’s Like a Family Business – Part IV]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/21/fr-online-on-epo/ Translation of Thomas Magenheim-Hörmann's Article in the German Media, Urging European Politicians to Intervene in EPO Chaos and Lawlessness]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/21/juve-on-epo-protests/ German Press Says Broken EPO Lets President Severely Punish Staff Not Even Guilty of Any Wrongdoing]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/21/epo-fight-against-lawyers/ German Media Reveals That Out-of-Control EPO Management is Even Threatening and Abusing Lawyers Now]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/21/les-echos-warped-coverage/ It Pays (Off) to ‘Bribe’ the Media: Watch How Les Échos Covers EPO Matters and Self-Censors]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/21/epo-pdf-leak-published/ ‘Leaked’ PDF Shows How EPO Management Tried to Crush Judge Who ‘Dared’ to Criticise EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/20/zeljko-topic-and-elodie-bergot/ EPO: It’s Like a Family Business – Part III]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/20/misportrayed-epo-staff/ In an Effort to Counter EPO Staff Narrative (After ~2,000 of Staff Protest) EPO Management Portrays Staff as Violent But Provides No Evidence]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/20/a-militant-epo-management/ Gross Aggression by EPO Management Shows the Urgent Need to Remove Immunity From EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/19/piggybacking-upc-for-maximalism/ Patent Lawyers Want to Bring Software Patents (Hence Patent Trolls Too) to Europe, Piggyback Battistelli's Habitual UPC Promotion]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/19/battistelli-exploitation-of-a-disaster/ Another George Bush Moment: Benoît Battistelli Says EPO Believes in “Fundamental Principles of Freedom, Equality and Justice”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/18/massive-epo-staff-protests/ Meltdown at the EPO, Massive Staff Protests This Afternoon]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/18/staff-breakdown/ The EPO's Management Has Just Reaffirmed Its Possible Role in Contributing to Staff Suicides]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/18/iloat-on-epo-vacancy/ EPO: It's Like a Family Business - Part II]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/16/epo-family-business/ EPO: It’s Like a Family Business – Part I]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/16/epo-monsanto-agenda/ The EPO is Criticised Again for Serving the Monsanto (and Syngenta) Agenda]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/10/epopic-keynotes/ The Bureaucratic Nonsense That Came Out of Benoît Battistelli and Jesper Kongstad at EPOPIC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/10/epo-and-microsoft-commonality/ New Reports Highlight Need to Crack Down on the European Patent Office and Microsoft]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/09/upsu-and-fnv-vs-epo/ European Federation of Public Service Unions Pressures Dutch Prime Minister to Take Action Against the EPO's Violations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/09/from-afghanistan-to-epo/ The EPO’s Investigative Unit Exposed: Part VII]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/08/the-epos-investigative-unit-exposed-part-vi/ The EPO’s Investigative Unit Exposed: Part VI]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/07/head-of-epo-investigative-unit/ The EPO’s Investigative Unit Exposed: Part V]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/06/investigative-unit-pd-0-6/ The EPO’s Investigative Unit Exposed: Part IV]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/06/disappearing-the-boards/ IP Kat Bemoans Crushing of the EPO’s Boards by an Increasingly Paranoid EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/05/epo-investigative-unit-founder/ The EPO’s Investigative Unit Exposed: Part III]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/05/dutch-political-action-against-the-epos-management-greater-than-previously-estimated/ Dutch Political Action Against the EPO’s Management Greater Than Previously Estimated]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/04/battistelli-unaccountable-army/ The EPO’s Investigative Unit Exposed: Part II]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/04/battistelli-politician-or-lobbyist/ The Latest Propaganda From Benoît Battistelli is Promotion of the Unitary Patent (UPC) at Political Levels]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/04/lawlessness-at-the-epo/ A State Within a State: Süddeutsche Zeitung Article About the EPO's Bizarre Existence Above the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/04/epo-iu-secret-matters/ The EPO’s Investigative Unit Exposed: Part I]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/03/eu-politicians-vs-epo-again/ More European Politicians Take on the EPO for Ignoring the Rule of Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/03/eboa-and-suepo/ The Benoît Battistelli Way or the Highway: EPO Enlarged Board of Appeal is Being Discredited, SUEPO Web Site is Down Again]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/11/03/merpel-on-ilo/ EPO “Careering Towards the Precipice of Disaster”]</span>
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=== October ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/30/private-eye-on-epo/ Private Eye Covers the EPO Scandals, Says EPO Hired 'British Snooping Firm Global Risk Consultants']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/30/siegfried-bross-on-epo-and-boa/ Former German Constitutional Court Judge Denounces the EPO’s Possible Campaign of Defamation Against Judge Accused of Truth-Telling]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/30/benoit-battistelli-epo-disrepute/ Benoît Battistelli Became an Embarrassment to the European Patent Organisation, Allege EPO Workers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/30/international-labour-organisation-on-epo/ The International Labour Organisation Highlights Problems of Broader Dimensions at EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/30/press-spokesperson-and-transparency-international/ EPO Press Spokesperson and Obvious Conflicts of Interest With Supposed Anti-Corruption Group Transparency International]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/28/epo-playing-favourites/ Battistelli's EPO Loses 'Customers' Because It Plays 'Favourites' With Large Corporations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/28/blatterstelli-and-secret-deals/ Secret Deals at the EPO Discredit Europe and Need to Stop Immediately]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/28/crg-ti-epo-iu/ Control Risks Group (CRG), Transparency International, the European Patent Office (EPO) Investigative Unit and the Obvious Conflicts of Interest]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/27/epo-trademark-trolling/ In the United States, USPTO Helps Create Trolls, Whereas in Europe, the EPO Itself is the Troll]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/27/board-of-appeal-vs-swpats/ Board of Appeal Thwarts a Software Patent Application in the EPO, From Company Indirectly Connected to the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/27/epo-and-new-interests/ European Patent Organisation: Hallmark of a Corrupted (by Corporations) Entity]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/26/despair-sets-on-epo/ The Deteriorating Working Conditions at the EPO Show Reluctance to Make Talented Staff (or Ill Staff) Happy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/25/epo-patents-on-life/ EPO Slammed for Granting Patents on Life]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/25/epo-cio-criticised/ How the Chief Information Officer of the EPO is Connected to the President of the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/24/the-battistelli-and-the-frog/ SUEPO Reiterates Call for Independent Mediation and “Doubts That There Can Ever be Social Peace With Mr Battistelli as President”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/23/status-quo-warped/ US Patent 'Industry' (Parasites) Defends Patently Broken System That It Profits From, Pushes for UPC in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/22/more-epo-coverage/ Techrights to Increase Coverage of EPO Scandals and the Unitary Patent]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/21/slate-on-excessive-patenting-swpats/ Slate Magazine Explains Why Excessive Patenting is a Bad Thing, Gives a Cautionary Tale for EPO and Others]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/21/epo-president-and-repressions/ EPO Increases Repressions: Allegedly Bans Staff From Helping Refugees]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/20/preferential-treatment-for-microsoft/ German Broadcaster on European Patent Office (EPO) Preferential Treatment for Microsoft and Others]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/19/benoit-battistelli-smears/ Benoît Battistelli et al in an Allegedly New Campaign of Defamation Against Staff Member]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/19/microsoft-lodged-complaints/ German Media Shows Discriminatory EPO Practices More Than Just a ‘Pilot’ (Reaching Second Half of 2016), Started When Microsoft Pressured EPO (Lodged Complaints)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/16/epo-total-war-on-critics/ EPO Cleverly Frames Total War Against Its Own Staff as a War Against Nazism]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/16/epo-bullying-critics/ EPO is Trademark-Bullying Its Critics, Trying Repeatedly to Remove Bad Publicity With Help From Menacing Legal Threats (SLAPP)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/16/crushing-dissent-at-epo/ The 'Sherlocks' of EPO/Spin-Doctoring Pretend That All of the EPO's Problems Boil Down to One Disgruntled Person]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/16/genesis-of-epo-microsoft-ties/ EPO’s Jeremy Philpott Confirms That Discriminatory (Software) Patent Processing Practices Started With Microsoft, Because of Microsoft]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/16/epo-report/ Translation Needed: High Employee Sabotaged European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/14/epo-against-patent-neutrality/ EPO Says Crushing Patent Neutrality is a Good Thing® Because Authenticity of Self-Incriminating EPO Document Cannot be Denied]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/14/more-epo-bans/ EPO Completely Loses It and Starts Banning Even More Sites Ahead of Today's Demonstration, UPC Proceeding Behind Closed Doors]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/suppressing-demonstration-in-munich/ Staff of the EPO Under Siege Ahead of Tomorrow's Demonstration in Munich]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/the-rpo-tumour/ EPO Management Lobbies for the Unitary Patent (UPC) and Uses This to Advance Software Patents in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/battistelli-vs-eboa/ Confirmed: Benoît Battistelli is Crushing the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/battistelli-communication-campaign/ EPO Staff is Happy, Says EPO Propaganda Still in the Making]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/13/epo-patent-spin-in-europe/ EPO Management is Running Out of Time as More Media Remarks on Its Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/12/europe-patents-boa-dg4-cull/ Benoît Battistelli's Group of 'Loyals' Crushes Not Only the Independent Boards But Also 'Unwanted' Directorates-General]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/11/closer-contact-with-major-applicants-leaked/ Leaked: EPO Prioritises Work for Large Foreign Corporations, Discrimination Not Accidental But Centrally Planned]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/09/plenary-probe-requested-from-ac/ Benoît Battistelli's Office Accused of Institutional Harassment Against EPO Staff in New Letter to the Administrative Council, Calling for External Investigation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/09/administrative-council-meeting-plans/ Bad News for the EPO's Judicial Independence and Due Process in Next Week's Administrative Council (AC) Meeting]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/08/suepo-and-boards-under-epo-attack/ The Coup D'état of Benoît Battistelli Follows an Imperialist Model, Threatens Opposition and Dissent]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/07/epo-ac-demonstration/ EPO Staff to Disrupt Administrative Council Meeting With Public Demonstration That Raises Awareness of Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/06/more-threats-from-topic/ Željko Topić Attacks EPO Staff for ‘Daring’ to Legally Challenge the EPO’s Management Over Its Gross Abuses in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/06/epo-unlimited-sick-leave/ Commenters Provide Possible Explanations for Mr Van der Eijk Being on Unlimited Sick Leave]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/05/patent-trolls-in-london/ With Software Patents in Europe (and Pushes for the Same Thing in Australia and India) Patent Trolls Now Come to Europe, Attack Android/Linux]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/05/new-information-eboa/ New Information on Limbo in the Enlarged Board, Courtesy of Illegal Actions by the EPO’s Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/05/upc-undemocratic/ Dr. Ingve Björn Stjerna Explains Why the UPC (“Unitary Patent“ System) is an Undemocratic Sham Whilst UPC Silently Advanced by Patent Lawyers and Politicians]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/04/battistelli-threats/ Article Explains Why SUEPO Went Silent Well Over a Week Ago: Nobody is Allowed to Talk to Journalists Without Permission From Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/02/wim-van-der-eijk-rumour/ Chairman of the Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA) and EPO Vice-President of DG3 Suspiciously on Unlimited Sick Leave After Benoît Battistelli's Unprecedented Attacks on Other EBoA Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/10/02/epo-and-microsoft/ Microsoft's Secret Special Relationship With EPO Illustrates Serious Corruption at Microsoft and the EPO]</span>
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=== September ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/25/federal-action-vs-epo/ Süddeutsche Zeitung Explains Imminent Federal Scrutiny Against Battistelli’s EPO in Germany]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/24/european-law-changed/ EPO Managers, Patent Lawyers, Commissioners and Other Non-Technical Personnel Tackle Democracy, Alter Laws in Bulk and in Secret]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/24/swpats-europe-paris/ Europe’s Acceptance of and Resistance to Software Patents, Courtesy of Corporate Front Groups and Courtrooms Respectively]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/24/junge-welt-on-epo-iu/ German Press Explains EPO Investigation Unit (I.U.), Struggles to Openly Speak to the Secretive EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/23/epo-ui-vs-elizabeth-hardon/ Translation Needed of Article About EPO Threats Against SUEPO’s Elizabeth Hardon]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/23/topic-connection-to-epo-censorship/ EPO Management Justifies Censorship (Even of Journalists) Using Its Vice-President Željko Topić]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/23/battistelli-on-belgian-tv-explained/ EPO President Benoît Battistelli Compared to Famous Criminals on European Television]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/22/investigative-unit-gestapo/ Dutch Politician John Kerstens Says EPO Investigative Unit is Called ‘the Gestapo’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/22/epo-streisand-effect/ The European Patent Office's Autocracy Has Proven the Streisand Effect, Amplifying Its Opposition's Messages]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/21/hr-praktijk-on-epo/ Dutch Report: EPO Suicides Possibly Caused by Working Conditions Imposed by EPO’s Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/17/epo-censorship-of-censorship-evidence/ European Patent Office Expands Censorship and Intimidation Against Staff as Pressure Mounts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/12/epo-suicide-statistics/ EPO Staff Suicides Estimated to Have Grown Tenfold Under Current Regime -- Claim]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/11/political-epo-management/ EPO Has Become Political and Benoît Battistelli is Lobbying for UPC (Large Corporations' Wishlist)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/10/attacking-as-oppressive-patent-regime/ The EPO’s Vicious Attacks on Its Very Own Staff Have Peaked (War on Dissent) While Oppressive Patent Regime (UPC) Phased in]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/09/benoit-battistelli-vs-unions/ Benoît Battistelli and His Goons From Control Risks (CRG) Try to Crush Unions, Not Just Journalism]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/09/staff-exodus-epo/ EPO Management May Not Have Resigned (Yet), But the Rest of the Staff is Leaving in Droves]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/09/08/letters-to-battistelli-2015/ Benoît Battistelli in Denial Over Suicides in EPO, Accuses and Threatens the Messengers]</span>
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=== August ===
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/more-epo-censorship/ Censorship, Self-Censorship and Intimidation Now the Modus Operandi at EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/epo-upc-swpats/ Patent Practitioners: "The Unitary Patent Might be Able to Open the Floodgates for Software Patents in Europe"]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/epo-suicides-endemic/ Another Suicide at the EPO, Fifth by Our Count]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/21/epo-business-methods-and-algorithms/ EPO Corruption of Patent Boundaries: Business Methods and Algorithms Patented]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/05/coup-detat-vs-oversight/ EPO Measures Productivity Using the Wrong Yardstick in Order to Sell Its Racket to the Public]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/04/croatian-press-on-epo/ ‘Sanader’s Protégé’ Željko Topić Slammed by Press in His Home Country]</span>
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=== July ===
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/20/unitary-software-patents/ Patents Expansion in Europe May be Looming]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/16/suepo-post-vanishes-belated-self-censorship-or-threats-from-epo-management/ SUEPO Post Vanishes: Belated Self-Censorship or Threats From EPO Management?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/11/battistelli-blocks-web-sites/ European Censorship: Tyrants of the EPO Blacklist Techrights, Web Site Not Accessible Office-Wide]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/10/epo-appointments/ EPO Appointments: Standards of a Third World Country]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/08/patent-scope-europe/ Europe Goes Down a Dark Route When It Comes to Patent Scope and Centralisation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/03/dodging-zagreb/ Amid Controversy, Political Scrutiny and Increased Media Pressure Željko Topić and Benoît Battistelli Allegedly Cancel Today’s Trip to Zagreb (Croatia) Where Topić Faces Many Criminal Charges]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/02/political-fire-and-epo/ Translation of Pierre-Yves Le Borgn' Speech Against EPO Management and New Parliamentarian Interventions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/01/munchner-merkur-on-epo/ Munich Press, Münchner Merkur, Slams the Munich-based EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/01/speculations-about-ddos-attacks/ Speculations About the EPO's Possible Role in DDOS Attacks]</span>
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=== June ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/30/epo-surveillance-and-crg/ Techrights Confirmed as a Target of EPO Surveillance, With Help From Control Risks Group (CRG)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/28/ddos-attacks-and-techrights/ DDOS Attacks Against Techrights]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/28/situation-in-epo/ After Intervention by the Council of Europe Comes a Detailed Summary of the Situation in the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/26/council-of-europe-vs-epo/ The Council of Europe Slams the EPO as Political Pressure Grows for EPO Management to Obey the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/26/unitary-patent-and-epo-2/ The EPO’s Circus of Nepotism, Corporatism and Gross Abuse is Promoting the Unitary Patent]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/25/epo-protest-over-corruption-and-abuses/ An Estimated 1,000 EPO Staff in Munich Demonstrated Against EPO Management Yesterday Afternoon]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/24/newspapers-manipulation/ EPO Protest in Munich and Growing Unpopularity of EPO Management, Media Manipulation by the Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/22/isar-building-protest/ Demonstration Against European Patent Office Management in Munich This Wednesday]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/18/les-echos-epo-censorship/ French Newspaper Les Echos Censors Criticism of Benoît Battistelli and the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/17/suepo-v-netherlands/ SUEPO to SUE Government of the Netherlands for Protecting the EPO’s Thugs]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/17/epo-draws-political-attention/ More Political Interventions in EPO Abuse Cases]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/15/epo-privacy-violations/ Translation of Süddeutsche Zeitung Article Calling for External Oversight of Data Protection at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/14/information-about-epo-data-protection-officer/ EPO Data Protection Officer 'Just a Dictator's Minion', Approved Keyloggers and Hidden Cameras]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/12/badische-zeitung-epo/ Badische Zeitung Labels European Patent Office (EPO) a Police State for Use of Very Intrusive Mass Surveillance Software]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/10/more-european-politicians-pressure-and-sometimes-slam-the-european-patent-office-epo-amid-new-scandals/ More European Politicians Pressure and Sometimes Slam the European Patent Office (EPO) Amid New Scandals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/10/spying-scandal-political-response/ EPO Comes Under Fire From the Bavarian Data Protection Supervisor After the Spying Scandal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/epo-qwerty-keylogger/ Full Translation of Süddeutsche Zeitung Article About Blackhat Tactics (Keyloggers) in EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/de-volkskrant-on-spying-scandal/ EPO Surveillance, Threats, and Patronisation of Dutch Legal System Covered in Dutch Article From De Volkskrant]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/epo-keyloggers/ European Patent Office (EPO) Now Uses Keyloggers to Spy on Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/suepo-v-epo-analysis/ When the European Patent Office Lost in Court and Refused to Obey the Law: An Analysis]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/epo-may-be-creating-its-own-lawless-nsa-or-gchq-with-control-risks-group-deal/ EPO May be Creating Its Own Lawless NSA (or GCHQ) With Control Risks Group Deal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/08/epo-and-privatised-military/ The European Patent Office Has Become Militarised]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/08/abusive-epo/ Spanish Media on Reign of Terror at EPO: Managerial Misconduct, Blocked E-mails (Censorship), and Abuse of Legal Immunity]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/07/patent-bar-lowered/ The High Cost of Low Patent Bar at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/07/control-risks-group-epo/ Süddeutsche Zeitung Article About the EPO's Investigation Unit and Control Risks Group]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/06/censoring-critics/ EPO and Administrative Council Stall Criticism by Pretending to Negotiate With Staff Whilst Actually Attacking It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/06/private-spying-complex/ EPO Officially Confirms That It Specifically Hired Control Risks Group (CRG) to Spy on Journalists and Their Sources]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/04/control-risks-epo-vs-media/ The EPO Sinks Deeper in a Scandal After Paying Public Money for Military-Connected Control Risks to Stalk Journalists and Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/03/fifa-and-epo/ EPO Corruption Compared to FIFA Corruption While ‘Control Risks’ Helps EPO Hide/Suppress Evidence of Corruption; Calls on German Authorities to Crack Down on Both]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/01/control-risks-and-ddos-attacks/ EPO Reluctantly (and Privately) Confirms Giving Public Money for Military-connected ‘Control Risks’ to Spy on Journalists and Their Sources While Techrights is Under Fresh DDOS Attacks]</span>
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=== May ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/30/escaping-bad-publicity/ The EPO Still Wastes Public Money on Publicity Stunts and 'Reputation Management' Campaigns]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/29/upc-patents-on-software/ Propaganda Mode for UPC Agreement Whilst EPO Increasingly Grants Patents on Software]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/26/epo-patent-scope/ Patent Scope at the EPO is Totally Out of Control, UPC Will Make Things Worse]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/25/frankfurter-allgemeine-zeitung-on-benoit-battistelli-and-four-epo-suicides/ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Benoît Battistelli and Four EPO Suicides]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/25/suddeutsche-zeitung-says-talking-helps-while-epo-management-back-stabs-other-side-of-the-table/ Süddeutsche Zeitung Says Talking Helps While EPO Management Back-stabs Other Side of the Table]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/21/battistelli-epo-control-risks/ More Utter Shame Unveiled at Battistelli’s EPO: Intimidation Tactics With Help From ‘Control Risks’]</span>
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=== April ===
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/30/battistelli-threatens-to-resign/ The EPO’s Tyrant, Benoît Battistelli, is Probably on His Way Out, Threatens to Resign]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/29/munich-protest/ As Core Issues Still Not Addressed, Another Protest Against EPO Management Scheduled for Tomorrow in Munich, Germany]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/24/unitary-patent-agenda/ EPO Management is Trying Hard to Appease Its Critics While Pushing Forth Unitary Patent Agenda]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/18/le-monde-in-german-and-dutch/ More Translations of French Article About the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/10/le-monde-on-epo/ New Article Chronicles Suicides and Nervous Breakdowns at the EPO Due to the Management’s Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/08/epo-disturbing-developments/ The EPO is Becoming More Like the USPTO Under Benoît Battistelli's Greed-Driven Reign]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/08/epo-suicides/ More Suicides Reported at the Staff-Hostile European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/03/de-telegraaf-battistelli/ English, French and German Translations of De Telegraaf Article About Ivo Opstelten’s Defence of Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/03/nl-pdf-files-and-translations/ The EPO’s Dutch Appeal Court Judgment Controversy: List of Political Interventions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/epo-staff-union-responds/ Željko Topić: ‘SUEPO {Staff Union} Has No Standing in This Office. SUEPO Has No Role to Play in This Office.’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/de-volkskrant-on-epo/ English, French and German Translations of Dutch Article About EPO Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/battistelli-and-ivo-opstelten/ When Battistelli’s Defender Ivo Opstelten Turned Out to be Also Defending (Paying) Narcotics Traffickers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/01/ivo-opstelten-and-battistelli/ When Battistelli’s Defender, Dutch Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, Attacked Europeans’ Right to Demonstrate]</span>
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=== March ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/29/dutch-scandal/ When the EPO Came Under Fire From the Netherlands and Before Systemic Corruption Was Revealed]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/29/european-parliament-questions/ Techrights Cited by European Politicians in Support of EPO Staff’s Causes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/27/ivan-simonovic-and-sanader/ Željko Topić and Ivan Šimonović, Two Residues of Ivo Sanader’s Corrupt Regime, Seen as Indirectly Connected]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/26/leaks-continue-at-epo/ The EPO’s Dutch Scandal Leaves Battistelli and His Cronies on the Run]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/25/call-for-action-epo-ac/ The EPO's Administrative Council is Under Increased Pressure to Rein in and to Finally Stop Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/24/ivan-simonovic-and-zeljko-topic/ Concerns Over Željko Topić’s Alleged Powerful Links in Croatian Diplomacy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/24/pors-wouter-vs-battistelli/ Benoît Battistelli’s EPO Comes Under Fire From Prominent Figures Who Are Key EPO Stakeholders, Expect Battistelli to Resign ‘in the Longer Term’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/24/benoit-battistellis-epo-flagged-by-french/ Benoît Battistelli’s EPO is Under Attack From French Politicians Yet Again]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/23/blackmail-at-the-epo/ Politics of Blackmail at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/23/uk-and-epo/ Benoît Battistelli's EPO Comes Under Attack From the British]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/23/defends-the-right-of-workers/ The Royal Norwegian Department of Labour on the Right of European Patent Office (EPO) Workers to Strike]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/19/blue-coat-epo/ How the European Patent Office (Management) is Spying on Its Very Own Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/18/full-judgment-against-topic/ Translation of Full Judgment Against Željko Topić in Croatian Defamation Case Over Bribery (Mercedes/Audi) and More]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/18/moscow-telecom-corp-comcor/ Benoît Battistelli Allegedly Turns to Moscow and Putin-Inspired Tactics to Oppress and Suppress EPO Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/17/rikard-frgacic-response/ Rikard Frgačić Explains Željko Topić's Behaviour and the Lufthansa Case]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/16/sipo-betrayed-croatians/ Video: How the Željko Topić-Led SIPO Betrayed Croatians]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/16/roundup-of-epo-news/ EPO Management Still in a Freefall, Tries to Warp/Divert the Debate Away From Its Abuses]</span>
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=== February ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/22/the-epo-topic-affair-coverup/ The EPO’s Sham ‘Internal Investigation’ of EPO Vice-President Željko Topić’s Affairs]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/20/benoit-battistelli-terrorises-staff/ Benoît Battistelli Once Again Threatens EPO Staff That ‘Dares’ to Protest, Battistelli Exploits Terror Attacks to Pretend to Respect Free Speech]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/19/cipa-to-kongstad/ The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Slams the European Patent Office for Structural Failings]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/19/techrights-ddos-again/ Techrights Under Attack Again, Shortly After Important EPO Articles]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/19/protest-uk-in-germany/ EPO Staff Protests Against Benoît Battistelli’s Lowering of Patents Quality (Scope Expansion and Software Patents for Profit)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/19/european-patent-office-sued/ Breaking: European Patent Office Sued by Its Own Staff in The Hague, Must Unblock Staff’s Voices]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/19/zeljko-topic-sipo-and-dziv/ Željko Topić's History in SIPO Leaves a Legacy of Alleged DZIV Vehicles (Bribes), Authorship Abuses, and Intimidation Against Reporters]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/17/ivan-kabalin-on-peratovic/ Željko Peratović Slammed for Whitewashing Željko Topić After Publishing Important Piece on Behalf of Key Sources]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/17/benoit-battistelli-vs-oversight/ Benoît Battistelli Has Made Oversight of European Patent Office Absolutely Impossible]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/suddeutsche-zeitung-on-epo/ English Translation of Süddeutsche Zeitung Article About Benoît Battistelli, Željko Topić, and EPO Tyranny]</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/dissolving-the-epo-management/ Amid EPO Scandals, Call to Dissolve the EPO and Start All Over Again (With New Management and New Direction)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/aipla-file-text-full/ FFII and the American IP Law Association Comment on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Envisioned by EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/danish-protest-english-translation/ English Translation of Article About Protest at Danish Consulate Over EPO Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/uk-board-of-the-administrative-council/ EPO Staff to March to British Consulate to Protest Against the Administrative Council (AC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/censorship-at-epo/ The EPO's Digital War (Censorship) Against Staff Web Site]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/suepo-server-ddos/ Cyberattacks on SUEPO Server Raise More Questions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/07/eplaw-protests-against-epo/ The European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) is Again Protesting Against EPO as More Crackdowns by EPO Management Reveal Depth of Abuse]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/04/english-ruling-re-topic/ English Translation of Ruling Against Željko Topić (EPO VP) in Croatian Court]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/04/german-ruling-re-topic/ German Translation of Ruling Against Željko Topić, the EPO's Vice-President]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/03/complaints-of-epo-staff/ More Press Coverage From the Danish Media About EPO Abuses and Protest at Danish Consulate]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/02/epo-bogeyman-theory/ Benoît Battistelli and Jesper Kongstad Continue to Blame Everything on SUEPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/01/epo-and-european-patent-convention/ Catarina Holtz From the EPO Boards of Appeal Explains Bad Behaviour of the Management With Regards to EPC 2000]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/01/epo-buys-coverage/ The EPO's Paid Propaganda Campaign in the Media]</span>
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=== January ===
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/30/jesper-kongstad-protest-in-media/ Media Coverage of Demonstration Against Jesper Kongstad of the Administrative Council (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/30/topic-audi/ Text of Ruling/Decision Against Željko Topić (Regarding Audi as a Bribe)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/29/an-estimated-1000-epo-employees-strong-legion-engulfs-danish-consulate-to-protest-jesper-kongstads-of-administrative-council-protection-of-benoit-battistelli/ An Estimated 1,000 EPO Employees-Strong Legion Engulfs Danish Consulate to Protest Jesper Kongstad's (of Administrative Council) Protection of Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/28/defamation-claim-against-vesna-stilin-dismissed/ Breaking: EPO Vice-President Željko Topić Loses Defamation Case in Croatia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/24/epo-abuses-revisited/ As Battistelli Breaks the Rules and Topić Silences Staff, New European Parliament Petition for Tackling the EPO’s Abuses is Needed]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/22/epo-director-of-internal-communication-is-out/ The Collapse of European Patent Office Management Culminates With Resignations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/20/vesna-stilins-vs-zeljko-topic/ Vesna Stilin Renews Her Fight for Justice in Željko Topić Case (EPO VP)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/20/epo-failure/ Failure of the EPO Can Derail the Trojan Horse of Software Patents and Patent Trolls]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/18/topic-spin-attempt/ Battistelli's Latest Propaganda War Tries to Convince EPO Staff That Željko Topić's Many Criminal Charges Don't Exist]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/19/dennis-de-jong-translations/ Translations of Member of the European Parliament Complaining About European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/13/dennis-de-jong-battistelli/ Dutch MEP Dennis De Jong, Criticising Battistelli and Topić, Calls for Action Against EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/13/battistelli-bogeyman/ EPO Misdirections Debunked: Refuting Battistelli’s Nonsense and Bogeyman Theory]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/11/jesper-kongstad-protest/ The EPO Connection Now a Liability as Administrative Council Has Become a Laughing Stock, Jesper Kongstad to be Targeted by EPO Staff Protests]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/06/epo-investigation-unit/ Investigation Unit a Complete Farce Inside the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/04/rikard-frgacic-on-zeljko-topic/ Just in: Fresh Call From Croatia to Arrest EPO Vice-President Željko Topić]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/01/epo-under-fire-eplaw/ EPO Under Fire From European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/07/ipja-vs-benoit-battistelli/ Intellectual Property Judges’ Association (IPJA) Speaks Out Against EPO Tyrant Battistelli]</span>
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== 2014 ==
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/06/battistelli-throws-a-fit/ EPO Imploding: Battistelli Throws a Fit at EPO’s Investigation Unit]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2014/11/06/epo-and-upc-in-europe/ EPO and UPC in Europe Now the Hope of Patent Maximalists, China Too is Assimilating]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/07/battistelli-audio/ EPO Scandal: Benoît Battistelli's Arrogance Recognised by European Delegations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/08/epo-staff-is-demonstrating/ EPO Staff Protests Today and Protested Last Week, Targeting Corruption in the Institution]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/09/exclusive-eboa/ Exclusive: The Enlarged Board of Appeal Complains About Battistelli’s Corrupt Management to the Administrative Council]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/09/epo-revolt/ Protests Against EPO Corruption Approach 1,000 in Attendance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/11/epo-staff-backlash/ Rolling of Heads Likely Imminent at EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/12/battistelli-regime-in-papers/ Dreaming of a Just Christmas: When a Third of EPO Walks Out to Revolt and European Judges Attack the EPO Over Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/28/frederic-angermann-et-al/ EPO Corruption: Battistelli Augments His ‘Loyals’ Circle With Frederic Angermann and Charm Offensive in Patent Lawyers’ Sites]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/28/complaint-about-epo/ EPO Breaking News: The European Parliament Dismisses Complaint About EPO Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/31/suepo-battistelli/ EPO Staff Protests to Continue in the New Year, Techrights to Release New Material]</span>
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=== Special report on EPO ===
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/rickard-frgacic-sipo-epo-topic-affair/ The Case of Rikard Frgacic Versus the Croatian SIPO: Allegation of Corruption in Relation to Trademark Reassignment Under Željko Topić’s Watch: Part XVI]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/zeljko-topic-kopcic-and-sanader/ Corruption at the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office Which Željko Topić Came From: Part XV]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/08/call-for-additional-evidence/ The EPO Shaken by Croatian Revelations: Part XIV]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/08/ivan-kabalin-case/ The EPO’s Vice-President Željko Topić and the Case of Ivan Kabalin: Part XIII]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/11/france-vs-battistelli/ France Gets Involved in Battistelli's Abuses in the EPO - Part XII]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2014/11/23/stilin-vs-topic/ Vesna Stilin’s Remarks on Željko Topić: Part XI]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2014/11/16/six-criminal-lawsuits-against-zeljko-topic/ Special Report: Many Criminal Charges Against EPO Vice-President Željko Topić]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2014/11/16/authoritarian-epo/ How the EPO’s Executive Branch (Battistelli and Topić) Banned Scrutiny and Created Authoritarian Model of Control: Part X]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/11/01/how-to-complain-about-the-epo-to-national-delegations-in-europe-part-ix/ How to Complain About the EPO to National Delegations in Europe: Part IX]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/10/31/brimelow-and-battistelli/ The EPO Is More Corrupt Under Battistelli Than Under Alison Brimelow: Part VIII]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/10/20/epo-public-relations-disaster/ The EPO’s Public Relations Disaster Amid Distrust From Within (and EPO Communications Chief Leaves): Part VII]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2014/10/14/battistelli-kongstad-and-topic/ The EPO’s Protection Triangle of Battistelli, Kongstad, and Topić: Part VI]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2014/10/07/balkan-standards-in-epo/ Benoît Battistelli’s Balkan Standards in EPO: Part V]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2014/09/29/epo-audit-mechanisms/ European Patent Office Disorganisation: Problems With the Audit Mechanisms – Part IV]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2014/09/22/battistelli-audit-explained/ European Patent Office/Organisation – Suspicion of Improper Collusion Between EPO President and Chairman of the Administrative Council: Part III]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2014/09/15/benoit-battistelli-epo/ Željko Topić, Benoît Battistelli, and the European Patent Office (EPO): Part II]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/09/08/topic-epo/ Suspicion of High-Level Corruption at the European Patent Office (EPO): Part I]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2013/05/30/epo-monopoly-scope/ The EPO Has Gone Rogue, Disregards the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2013/03/31/unitary-patent-and-epo/ With Unitary Patent Scheme, EPO Pushes Hard for Software Patenting (More Leech Income)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2012/09/30/uspto-censorship/ EPO Decides to Listen to Anti-Patents Stance, USPTO Censors It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2012/03/01/google-fuels-the-epo/ Google Helps EPO Manage Monopolies, Unitary Patent Aided]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2012/01/21/epo-advisory-board/ EPO Advisory Board Likes Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2011/12/28/support-for-software-patents-in-europe/ EPO and Other Lawyers-dominated Circles Push for Software Patenting]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2011/09/17/letters-from-japan/ Cablegate: USPTO, JPO, and EPO Prepare a Global Patent System]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2011/08/12/epo-vs-uspto/ EPO More Popular/Responsive Than the USPTO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2011/10/07/epo-and-other-lobbyists/ EU Patent Failing to Materialise, But EPO and Politicians Begin to Overstep Their Line of Authority to Intervene]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2011/06/07/fallacy-re-a-rise-in-patents/ EPO Thinks More Patent Business (Filings) is a Good Thing, US Commerce Secretary Realises it is Not]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2010/10/21/uspto-inspired-swpats-issue/ US Patent Colonisation: EPO Promotes Machine Translation, New Zealand Still Resistant]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2010/06/18/swpats-candidates-for-deletion/ Lessons to the UK-IPO and EPO, Courtesy of USPTO Failure]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2010/05/17/eboa-disappoints/ Backlash Against The European Patent Office (EPO), The Extended Board of Appeal (EBoA), and Trolls-Friendly Patent Systems]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2010/03/16/brainwash-from-bsa/ BSA Blames Lack of Patents for Europe Being ‘Behind’, EPO Loses €2 Million in Kaupthing Bankruptcy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2009/06/05/epo-not-for-european-citizens/ The EPO Does Not Work for European Citizens]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2009/03/17/epo-selling-out-swpats/ Is the EPO Selling Out to Microsoft?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2009/03/20/community-patent-back-door-epo/ European Patent Office Continues March for Software Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2008/11/01/patent-problems-overview/ Patent Problems: Google Unresolved, Bilski Resolved, EPO to be Resolved?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2008/09/19/epo-crisis/ The EPO Crisis and Microsoft’s Patent Trolls]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2008/04/10/epo-patent-numbers-decrease/ Patents Roundup: EPO Patent Numbers Decrease; Bilski Revisited]</span>
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Revision as of 15:49, 30 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

2016

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