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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/22/epo-recruitment-needs-recruiting/ The European Patent Office’s Head of Recruitment and Talent Management Quits, More People Reportedly Exit Quietly]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/22/epo-munich-and-bavaria/ “Bavarian Government is Unable to Become Involved in the Business Operations of Supra-national Organizations” Like EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/22/claudine-lepage-on-epo/ More Political Action in France, Still Firmly Against the Largely French EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/22/battistelli-sarkozy-bygmalion/ New EPO Rumours About Benoît Battistelli's Potential Role in the Bygmalion Affair]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/22/germany-software-patenting/ Germany, Which Allows People in Europe and Abroad to Patent Software (EPC Shunned), Simply Cannot be Trusted With the EPO and UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/22/epo-rumours/ Call for Information: Separating EPO Rumours From Confirmed Facts]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/19/patents-for-the-sake-of-patent-lawsuits/ Patent Trolls and the Rise of Non-Practicing Parasites Not Just in the US But Also in Europe]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/19/patents-for-the-sake-of-patent-lawsuits/ Patent Trolls and the Rise of Non-Practicing Parasites Not Just in the US But Also in Europe]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/19/injunctions-raids-and-upc/ A Preview of Injunctions/Raids Heaven in Europe With the Unitary Patent (Continent-Wide Bans and Embargoes by Patent Lawyers)]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/19/injunctions-raids-and-upc/ A Preview of Injunctions/Raids Heaven in Europe With the Unitary Patent (Continent-Wide Bans and Embargoes by Patent Lawyers)]</span>

Revision as of 16:14, 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

Contents

2016

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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