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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/10/echr-and-epo-over-20-years/ More Than 20 Years in the Line: European Patent Office and Claims of European Convention on Human Rights Infringement Against Applicants/Stakeholders]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/10/echr-and-epo-over-20-years/ More Than 20 Years in the Line: European Patent Office and Claims of European Convention on Human Rights Infringement Against Applicants/Stakeholders]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/10/upc-politics-exposed/ UPC Nepotism, Political Abuses, and UPC Involvement From the Legal Firm That EPO Hired to Bully Techrights]</span>     
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/10/upc-politics-exposed/ UPC Nepotism, Political Abuses, and UPC Involvement From the Legal Firm That EPO Hired to Bully Techrights]</span>     
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/10/mep-ana-gomes-vs-epo-abuses/ Member of European Parliament Brings Up “Ongoing Violations of the Fundamental and Employment Rights of the Staff of EPO”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/10/mep-ana-gomes-vs-epo-abuses/ Member of European Parliament Brings Up “Ongoing Violations of the Fundamental and Employment Rights of the Staff of EPO”]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/02/11/parlamente-europe-oep/ Spanish translation])
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/09/battistelli-and-rumours-about-judges/ Besieged Benoît Battistelli Mimics 'Damage Control' Tactics of FIFA or Blatter as More Judges Start Getting Involved in EPO Scandals]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/09/battistelli-and-rumours-about-judges/ Besieged Benoît Battistelli Mimics 'Damage Control' Tactics of FIFA or Blatter as More Judges Start Getting Involved in EPO Scandals]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/09/political-backlash-vs-epo/ Several Political Parties Directly Challenge the European Patent Office for Ignoring the Law, Not Obeying Court Orders]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/09/political-backlash-vs-epo/ Several Political Parties Directly Challenge the European Patent Office for Ignoring the Law, Not Obeying Court Orders]</span>

Revision as of 14:10, 11 February 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

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2015

December

November

October

September

August

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2014

Special report on EPO

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

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