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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/12/upc-mock-trials/ In Lawyerland, Simulated UPC 'Trials' and More Extraordinary EPO Propaganda for Change That Would Harm Europe to Help Patent Lawyers and Their Big Clients]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/12/upc-mock-trials/ In Lawyerland, Simulated UPC 'Trials' and More Extraordinary EPO Propaganda for Change That Would Harm Europe to Help Patent Lawyers and Their Big Clients]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/11/spain-rejects-upc-again/ New EPO Protests Amid Nervous Breakdowns of Spanish EPO Employee (After Institutional Bullying by Battistelli's Goons), Spain Rejects the Unitary Patent (UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/11/spain-rejects-upc-again/ New EPO Protests Amid Nervous Breakdowns of Spanish EPO Employee (After Institutional Bullying by Battistelli's Goons), Spain Rejects the Unitary Patent (UPC)]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/02/13/oep-spain/ Spanish translation])
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/11/battistelli-goes-to-cuba/ Only Half a Dozen Cuban Patents Filed at EPO, But Hugely Unpopular Battistelli Goes to Cuba to Garner Cheap Support]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/11/battistelli-goes-to-cuba/ Only Half a Dozen Cuban Patents Filed at EPO, But Hugely Unpopular Battistelli Goes to Cuba to Garner Cheap Support]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/02/13/battistelli-cuba-es/ Spanish translation])
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/10/the-epo-exodus/ EPO Brain Drain (Even Directors Fed Up With Team Battistelli) and Rumours About Battistelli Becoming President of the UPC]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/10/the-epo-exodus/ EPO Brain Drain (Even Directors Fed Up With Team Battistelli) and Rumours About Battistelli Becoming President of the UPC]</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: #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>

Revision as of 08:47, 13 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

Contents

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February

January

2015

December

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

January

2014

Special report on EPO

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

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