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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/28/problemas_de_gobernanza_en_la_epo-governance-issues-at-epo/ Problems of Governance in International Organizations: the EPO]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/27/epo-lying-to-journalists/ Media Alert: Spokespeople of the EPO Are Lying to Journalists]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/27/epo-lying-to-journalists/ Media Alert: Spokespeople of the EPO Are Lying to Journalists]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/27/telegraaf-on-battistelli-compensation/ Confirmed by Dutch Media (Telegraaf): Benoît Battistelli Makes Unreasonable Compensation Demands]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/27/telegraaf-on-battistelli-compensation/ Confirmed by Dutch Media (Telegraaf): Benoît Battistelli Makes Unreasonable Compensation Demands]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/26/de-volkskrant-article/ Article Translation (de Volkskrant): EPO Employees Are Tired of Tyranny and Take to the Streets]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/26/de-volkskrant-article/ Article Translation (de Volkskrant): EPO Employees Are Tired of Tyranny and Take to the Streets]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/26/techrights-treated-as-nsfw/ Censorship in Land of So-called ‘Social Dialogue’: EPO is Still Blocking Techrights Web Site, But There Are Exceptions/Loopholes]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/26/techrights-treated-as-nsfw/ Censorship in Land of So-called ‘Social Dialogue’: EPO is Still Blocking Techrights Web Site, But There Are Exceptions/Loopholes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/26/battistelli-probably-leaving-soon/ Even Battistelli-Funded Media Admits That Battistelli is in Deep Trouble Right Now]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/26/battistelli-probably-leaving-soon/ Even Battistelli-Funded Media Admits That Battistelli is in Deep Trouble Right Now]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/02/28/battistelli-nos-dejara-pronto/ Spanish translation])
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/26/upc-sme-killer/ New Evidence Emerges, Showing That Unitary Patent (UPC) is Indeed an SME Killer That Negatively Affects Europe for Patent Lawyers’ Sake]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/26/upc-sme-killer/ New Evidence Emerges, Showing That Unitary Patent (UPC) is Indeed an SME Killer That Negatively Affects Europe for Patent Lawyers’ Sake]</span> ([http://techrights.org/2016/02/28/upc-asesino-de-pymes/ Spanish translation])
*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/25/dutch-report-external-epo-investigation/ Dutch Report: “External Investigation” Likely to be Launched Into “the Punitive Measures That Battistelli Imposed on Union Members.”]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/25/dutch-report-external-epo-investigation/ Dutch Report: “External Investigation” Likely to be Launched Into “the Punitive Measures That Battistelli Imposed on Union Members.”]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/25/lying-about-epo/ Repurposed Misinformation Campaign: The EPO’s PR Team is Lying to The Register in Order to Help Battistelli Save Face]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/02/25/lying-about-epo/ Repurposed Misinformation Campaign: The EPO’s PR Team is Lying to The Register in Order to Help Battistelli Save Face]</span>

Revision as of 10:04, 28 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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2014

Special report on EPO

2013

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2009

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