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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/18/upc-and-germany/ The EPO's Patent Coup in Europe Moves on With Conflict of Interests-Plagued German Authorities for UPC]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/18/upc-and-germany/ The EPO's Patent Coup in Europe Moves on With Conflict of Interests-Plagued German Authorities for UPC]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/18/danish-epo-backlash/ Danish Left's Alternate for European Parliament Slams the European Patent Office While Staff Protests Are Again Ignored by the German Media]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/18/danish-epo-backlash/ Danish Left's Alternate for European Parliament Slams the European Patent Office While Staff Protests Are Again Ignored by the German Media]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/17/upc-trojan-horse/ Patent Lawyers and EPO Officials Are Parading the Unitary Patent (UPC) in, Despite Lack of Democratic Process]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/17/upc-trojan-horse/ Patent Lawyers and EPO Officials Are Parading the Unitary Patent (UPC) in, Despite Lack of Democratic Process]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/02/22/upc-caballo-de-troya/ Spanish translation])
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/16/attacks-on-epo-staff-unions/ How the European Patent Office (EPO) is Crushing Staff Unions and Why EPO Staff Has a Moral Duty to Protest]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/16/attacks-on-epo-staff-unions/ How the European Patent Office (EPO) is Crushing Staff Unions and Why EPO Staff Has a Moral Duty to Protest]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/16/epo-for-software-patents-again/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Openly Advocates Software Patents Despite the Rules]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/16/epo-for-software-patents-again/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Openly Advocates Software Patents Despite the Rules]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/02/22/oep-por-patentes-de-nuevo/ Spanish translation])
*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/16/transcript-nieuwsuur-epo/ Transcript of EPO Official Admitting on Television (Nieuwsuur Interview) That Courts Are of No Interest to Him]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/16/transcript-nieuwsuur-epo/ Transcript of EPO Official Admitting on Television (Nieuwsuur Interview) That Courts Are of No Interest to Him]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/16/willy-minnoye-caricature/ Caricature of the Day: Willy Minnoye (EPO) Above the Law]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/16/willy-minnoye-caricature/ Caricature of the Day: Willy Minnoye (EPO) Above the Law]</span>

Revision as of 12:12, 22 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

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2014

Special report on EPO

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

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