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== 2016 ==
== 2016 ==
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=== March ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/03/01/epo-emergency-strategy/ Team Battistelli’s New Media Strategy at Times of EPO Emergency]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2016/03/01/epo-and-german-media/ Ongoing Investigation: Why Mainstream Media -- and German Media in Particular -- Has Mostly Ignored Latest Developments at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2016/03/01/epo-torture/ EPO Attracts Complaints Over (Mental) Torture Against Staff]</span>
=== February ===
=== February ===
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/more-epo-censorship/ Censorship, Self-Censorship and Intimidation Now the Modus Operandi at EPO]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/more-epo-censorship/ Censorship, Self-Censorship and Intimidation Now the Modus Operandi at EPO]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/epo-upc-swpats/ Patent Practitioners: "The Unitary Patent Might be Able to Open the Floodgates for Software Patents in Europe"]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/epo-upc-swpats/ Patent Practitioners: "The Unitary Patent Might be Able to Open the Floodgates for Software Patents in Europe"]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/27/epo-suicides-endemic/ Another Suicide at the EPO, Fifth by Our Count]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/21/epo-business-methods-and-algorithms/ EPO Corruption of Patent Boundaries: Business Methods and Algorithms Patented]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/05/coup-detat-vs-oversight/ EPO Measures Productivity Using the Wrong Yardstick in Order to Sell Its Racket to the Public]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/08/04/croatian-press-on-epo/ ‘Sanader’s Protégé’ Željko Topić Slammed by Press in His Home Country]</span>
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=== July ===
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/20/unitary-software-patents/ Patents Expansion in Europe May be Looming]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/16/suepo-post-vanishes-belated-self-censorship-or-threats-from-epo-management/ SUEPO Post Vanishes: Belated Self-Censorship or Threats From EPO Management?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/11/battistelli-blocks-web-sites/ European Censorship: Tyrants of the EPO Blacklist Techrights, Web Site Not Accessible Office-Wide]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/10/epo-appointments/ EPO Appointments: Standards of a Third World Country]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/08/patent-scope-europe/ Europe Goes Down a Dark Route When It Comes to Patent Scope and Centralisation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/03/dodging-zagreb/ Amid Controversy, Political Scrutiny and Increased Media Pressure Željko Topić and Benoît Battistelli Allegedly Cancel Today’s Trip to Zagreb (Croatia) Where Topić Faces Many Criminal Charges]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/02/political-fire-and-epo/ Translation of Pierre-Yves Le Borgn' Speech Against EPO Management and New Parliamentarian Interventions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/01/munchner-merkur-on-epo/ Munich Press, Münchner Merkur, Slams the Munich-based EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/07/01/speculations-about-ddos-attacks/ Speculations About the EPO's Possible Role in DDOS Attacks]</span>
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=== June ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/30/epo-surveillance-and-crg/ Techrights Confirmed as a Target of EPO Surveillance, With Help From Control Risks Group (CRG)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/28/ddos-attacks-and-techrights/ DDOS Attacks Against Techrights]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/28/situation-in-epo/ After Intervention by the Council of Europe Comes a Detailed Summary of the Situation in the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/26/council-of-europe-vs-epo/ The Council of Europe Slams the EPO as Political Pressure Grows for EPO Management to Obey the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/26/unitary-patent-and-epo-2/ The EPO’s Circus of Nepotism, Corporatism and Gross Abuse is Promoting the Unitary Patent]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/25/epo-protest-over-corruption-and-abuses/ An Estimated 1,000 EPO Staff in Munich Demonstrated Against EPO Management Yesterday Afternoon]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/24/newspapers-manipulation/ EPO Protest in Munich and Growing Unpopularity of EPO Management, Media Manipulation by the Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/22/isar-building-protest/ Demonstration Against European Patent Office Management in Munich This Wednesday]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/18/les-echos-epo-censorship/ French Newspaper Les Echos Censors Criticism of Benoît Battistelli and the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/17/suepo-v-netherlands/ SUEPO to SUE Government of the Netherlands for Protecting the EPO’s Thugs]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/17/epo-draws-political-attention/ More Political Interventions in EPO Abuse Cases]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/15/epo-privacy-violations/ Translation of Süddeutsche Zeitung Article Calling for External Oversight of Data Protection at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/14/information-about-epo-data-protection-officer/ EPO Data Protection Officer 'Just a Dictator's Minion', Approved Keyloggers and Hidden Cameras]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/12/badische-zeitung-epo/ Badische Zeitung Labels European Patent Office (EPO) a Police State for Use of Very Intrusive Mass Surveillance Software]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/10/more-european-politicians-pressure-and-sometimes-slam-the-european-patent-office-epo-amid-new-scandals/ More European Politicians Pressure and Sometimes Slam the European Patent Office (EPO) Amid New Scandals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/10/spying-scandal-political-response/ EPO Comes Under Fire From the Bavarian Data Protection Supervisor After the Spying Scandal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/epo-qwerty-keylogger/ Full Translation of Süddeutsche Zeitung Article About Blackhat Tactics (Keyloggers) in EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/de-volkskrant-on-spying-scandal/ EPO Surveillance, Threats, and Patronisation of Dutch Legal System Covered in Dutch Article From De Volkskrant]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/epo-keyloggers/ European Patent Office (EPO) Now Uses Keyloggers to Spy on Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/suepo-v-epo-analysis/ When the European Patent Office Lost in Court and Refused to Obey the Law: An Analysis]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/09/epo-may-be-creating-its-own-lawless-nsa-or-gchq-with-control-risks-group-deal/ EPO May be Creating Its Own Lawless NSA (or GCHQ) With Control Risks Group Deal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/08/epo-and-privatised-military/ The European Patent Office Has Become Militarised]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/08/abusive-epo/ Spanish Media on Reign of Terror at EPO: Managerial Misconduct, Blocked E-mails (Censorship), and Abuse of Legal Immunity]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/07/patent-bar-lowered/ The High Cost of Low Patent Bar at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/07/control-risks-group-epo/ Süddeutsche Zeitung Article About the EPO's Investigation Unit and Control Risks Group]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/06/censoring-critics/ EPO and Administrative Council Stall Criticism by Pretending to Negotiate With Staff Whilst Actually Attacking It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/06/private-spying-complex/ EPO Officially Confirms That It Specifically Hired Control Risks Group (CRG) to Spy on Journalists and Their Sources]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/04/control-risks-epo-vs-media/ The EPO Sinks Deeper in a Scandal After Paying Public Money for Military-Connected Control Risks to Stalk Journalists and Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/03/fifa-and-epo/ EPO Corruption Compared to FIFA Corruption While ‘Control Risks’ Helps EPO Hide/Suppress Evidence of Corruption; Calls on German Authorities to Crack Down on Both]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/06/01/control-risks-and-ddos-attacks/ EPO Reluctantly (and Privately) Confirms Giving Public Money for Military-connected ‘Control Risks’ to Spy on Journalists and Their Sources While Techrights is Under Fresh DDOS Attacks]</span>
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=== May ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/30/escaping-bad-publicity/ The EPO Still Wastes Public Money on Publicity Stunts and 'Reputation Management' Campaigns]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/29/upc-patents-on-software/ Propaganda Mode for UPC Agreement Whilst EPO Increasingly Grants Patents on Software]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/26/epo-patent-scope/ Patent Scope at the EPO is Totally Out of Control, UPC Will Make Things Worse]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/25/frankfurter-allgemeine-zeitung-on-benoit-battistelli-and-four-epo-suicides/ Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung on Benoît Battistelli and Four EPO Suicides]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/25/suddeutsche-zeitung-says-talking-helps-while-epo-management-back-stabs-other-side-of-the-table/ Süddeutsche Zeitung Says Talking Helps While EPO Management Back-stabs Other Side of the Table]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/05/21/battistelli-epo-control-risks/ More Utter Shame Unveiled at Battistelli’s EPO: Intimidation Tactics With Help From ‘Control Risks’]</span>
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=== April ===
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/30/battistelli-threatens-to-resign/ The EPO’s Tyrant, Benoît Battistelli, is Probably on His Way Out, Threatens to Resign]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/29/munich-protest/ As Core Issues Still Not Addressed, Another Protest Against EPO Management Scheduled for Tomorrow in Munich, Germany]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/24/unitary-patent-agenda/ EPO Management is Trying Hard to Appease Its Critics While Pushing Forth Unitary Patent Agenda]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/18/le-monde-in-german-and-dutch/ More Translations of French Article About the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/10/le-monde-on-epo/ New Article Chronicles Suicides and Nervous Breakdowns at the EPO Due to the Management’s Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/08/epo-disturbing-developments/ The EPO is Becoming More Like the USPTO Under Benoît Battistelli's Greed-Driven Reign]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/08/epo-suicides/ More Suicides Reported at the Staff-Hostile European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/03/de-telegraaf-battistelli/ English, French and German Translations of De Telegraaf Article About Ivo Opstelten’s Defence of Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/03/nl-pdf-files-and-translations/ The EPO’s Dutch Appeal Court Judgment Controversy: List of Political Interventions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/epo-staff-union-responds/ Željko Topić: ‘SUEPO {Staff Union} Has No Standing in This Office. SUEPO Has No Role to Play in This Office.’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/de-volkskrant-on-epo/ English, French and German Translations of Dutch Article About EPO Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/02/battistelli-and-ivo-opstelten/ When Battistelli’s Defender Ivo Opstelten Turned Out to be Also Defending (Paying) Narcotics Traffickers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/04/01/ivo-opstelten-and-battistelli/ When Battistelli’s Defender, Dutch Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten, Attacked Europeans’ Right to Demonstrate]</span>
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=== March ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/29/dutch-scandal/ When the EPO Came Under Fire From the Netherlands and Before Systemic Corruption Was Revealed]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/29/european-parliament-questions/ Techrights Cited by European Politicians in Support of EPO Staff’s Causes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/27/ivan-simonovic-and-sanader/ Željko Topić and Ivan Šimonović, Two Residues of Ivo Sanader’s Corrupt Regime, Seen as Indirectly Connected]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/26/leaks-continue-at-epo/ The EPO’s Dutch Scandal Leaves Battistelli and His Cronies on the Run]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/25/call-for-action-epo-ac/ The EPO's Administrative Council is Under Increased Pressure to Rein in and to Finally Stop Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/24/ivan-simonovic-and-zeljko-topic/ Concerns Over Željko Topić’s Alleged Powerful Links in Croatian Diplomacy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/24/pors-wouter-vs-battistelli/ Benoît Battistelli’s EPO Comes Under Fire From Prominent Figures Who Are Key EPO Stakeholders, Expect Battistelli to Resign ‘in the Longer Term’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/24/benoit-battistellis-epo-flagged-by-french/ Benoît Battistelli’s EPO is Under Attack From French Politicians Yet Again]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/23/blackmail-at-the-epo/ Politics of Blackmail at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/23/uk-and-epo/ Benoît Battistelli's EPO Comes Under Attack From the British]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/23/defends-the-right-of-workers/ The Royal Norwegian Department of Labour on the Right of European Patent Office (EPO) Workers to Strike]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/19/blue-coat-epo/ How the European Patent Office (Management) is Spying on Its Very Own Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/18/full-judgment-against-topic/ Translation of Full Judgment Against Željko Topić in Croatian Defamation Case Over Bribery (Mercedes/Audi) and More]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/18/moscow-telecom-corp-comcor/ Benoît Battistelli Allegedly Turns to Moscow and Putin-Inspired Tactics to Oppress and Suppress EPO Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/17/rikard-frgacic-response/ Rikard Frgačić Explains Željko Topić's Behaviour and the Lufthansa Case]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/16/sipo-betrayed-croatians/ Video: How the Željko Topić-Led SIPO Betrayed Croatians]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/03/16/roundup-of-epo-news/ EPO Management Still in a Freefall, Tries to Warp/Divert the Debate Away From Its Abuses]</span>
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=== February ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/22/the-epo-topic-affair-coverup/ The EPO’s Sham ‘Internal Investigation’ of EPO Vice-President Željko Topić’s Affairs]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/20/benoit-battistelli-terrorises-staff/ Benoît Battistelli Once Again Threatens EPO Staff That ‘Dares’ to Protest, Battistelli Exploits Terror Attacks to Pretend to Respect Free Speech]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/19/cipa-to-kongstad/ The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys Slams the European Patent Office for Structural Failings]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/19/techrights-ddos-again/ Techrights Under Attack Again, Shortly After Important EPO Articles]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/19/protest-uk-in-germany/ EPO Staff Protests Against Benoît Battistelli’s Lowering of Patents Quality (Scope Expansion and Software Patents for Profit)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/19/european-patent-office-sued/ Breaking: European Patent Office Sued by Its Own Staff in The Hague, Must Unblock Staff’s Voices]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/19/zeljko-topic-sipo-and-dziv/ Željko Topić's History in SIPO Leaves a Legacy of Alleged DZIV Vehicles (Bribes), Authorship Abuses, and Intimidation Against Reporters]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/17/ivan-kabalin-on-peratovic/ Željko Peratović Slammed for Whitewashing Željko Topić After Publishing Important Piece on Behalf of Key Sources]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/17/benoit-battistelli-vs-oversight/ Benoît Battistelli Has Made Oversight of European Patent Office Absolutely Impossible]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/suddeutsche-zeitung-on-epo/ English Translation of Süddeutsche Zeitung Article About Benoît Battistelli, Željko Topić, and EPO Tyranny]</span>
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* <span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/dissolving-the-epo-management/ Amid EPO Scandals, Call to Dissolve the EPO and Start All Over Again (With New Management and New Direction)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/aipla-file-text-full/ FFII and the American IP Law Association Comment on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Envisioned by EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/danish-protest-english-translation/ English Translation of Article About Protest at Danish Consulate Over EPO Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/uk-board-of-the-administrative-council/ EPO Staff to March to British Consulate to Protest Against the Administrative Council (AC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/censorship-at-epo/ The EPO's Digital War (Censorship) Against Staff Web Site]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eedddd;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/suepo-server-ddos/ Cyberattacks on SUEPO Server Raise More Questions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/07/eplaw-protests-against-epo/ The European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) is Again Protesting Against EPO as More Crackdowns by EPO Management Reveal Depth of Abuse]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/04/english-ruling-re-topic/ English Translation of Ruling Against Željko Topić (EPO VP) in Croatian Court]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/04/german-ruling-re-topic/ German Translation of Ruling Against Željko Topić, the EPO's Vice-President]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/03/complaints-of-epo-staff/ More Press Coverage From the Danish Media About EPO Abuses and Protest at Danish Consulate]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/02/epo-bogeyman-theory/ Benoît Battistelli and Jesper Kongstad Continue to Blame Everything on SUEPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/01/epo-and-european-patent-convention/ Catarina Holtz From the EPO Boards of Appeal Explains Bad Behaviour of the Management With Regards to EPC 2000]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/01/epo-buys-coverage/ The EPO's Paid Propaganda Campaign in the Media]</span>
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=== January ===
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/30/jesper-kongstad-protest-in-media/ Media Coverage of Demonstration Against Jesper Kongstad of the Administrative Council (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/30/topic-audi/ Text of Ruling/Decision Against Željko Topić (Regarding Audi as a Bribe)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/29/an-estimated-1000-epo-employees-strong-legion-engulfs-danish-consulate-to-protest-jesper-kongstads-of-administrative-council-protection-of-benoit-battistelli/ An Estimated 1,000 EPO Employees-Strong Legion Engulfs Danish Consulate to Protest Jesper Kongstad's (of Administrative Council) Protection of Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/28/defamation-claim-against-vesna-stilin-dismissed/ Breaking: EPO Vice-President Željko Topić Loses Defamation Case in Croatia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/24/epo-abuses-revisited/ As Battistelli Breaks the Rules and Topić Silences Staff, New European Parliament Petition for Tackling the EPO’s Abuses is Needed]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/22/epo-director-of-internal-communication-is-out/ The Collapse of European Patent Office Management Culminates With Resignations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/20/vesna-stilins-vs-zeljko-topic/ Vesna Stilin Renews Her Fight for Justice in Željko Topić Case (EPO VP)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/20/epo-failure/ Failure of the EPO Can Derail the Trojan Horse of Software Patents and Patent Trolls]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/18/topic-spin-attempt/ Battistelli's Latest Propaganda War Tries to Convince EPO Staff That Željko Topić's Many Criminal Charges Don't Exist]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/19/dennis-de-jong-translations/ Translations of Member of the European Parliament Complaining About European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/13/dennis-de-jong-battistelli/ Dutch MEP Dennis De Jong, Criticising Battistelli and Topić, Calls for Action Against EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/13/battistelli-bogeyman/ EPO Misdirections Debunked: Refuting Battistelli’s Nonsense and Bogeyman Theory]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/11/jesper-kongstad-protest/ The EPO Connection Now a Liability as Administrative Council Has Become a Laughing Stock, Jesper Kongstad to be Targeted by EPO Staff Protests]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/06/epo-investigation-unit/ Investigation Unit a Complete Farce Inside the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/04/rikard-frgacic-on-zeljko-topic/ Just in: Fresh Call From Croatia to Arrest EPO Vice-President Željko Topić]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/01/epo-under-fire-eplaw/ EPO Under Fire From European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2015/01/07/ipja-vs-benoit-battistelli/ Intellectual Property Judges’ Association (IPJA) Speaks Out Against EPO Tyrant Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/06/battistelli-throws-a-fit/ EPO Imploding: Battistelli Throws a Fit at EPO’s Investigation Unit]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2014/11/06/epo-and-upc-in-europe/ EPO and UPC in Europe Now the Hope of Patent Maximalists, China Too is Assimilating]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/07/battistelli-audio/ EPO Scandal: Benoît Battistelli's Arrogance Recognised by European Delegations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/08/epo-staff-is-demonstrating/ EPO Staff Protests Today and Protested Last Week, Targeting Corruption in the Institution]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/09/exclusive-eboa/ Exclusive: The Enlarged Board of Appeal Complains About Battistelli’s Corrupt Management to the Administrative Council]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/09/epo-revolt/ Protests Against EPO Corruption Approach 1,000 in Attendance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/11/epo-staff-backlash/ Rolling of Heads Likely Imminent at EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/12/battistelli-regime-in-papers/ Dreaming of a Just Christmas: When a Third of EPO Walks Out to Revolt and European Judges Attack the EPO Over Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/28/frederic-angermann-et-al/ EPO Corruption: Battistelli Augments His ‘Loyals’ Circle With Frederic Angermann and Charm Offensive in Patent Lawyers’ Sites]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/28/complaint-about-epo/ EPO Breaking News: The European Parliament Dismisses Complaint About EPO Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/31/suepo-battistelli/ EPO Staff Protests to Continue in the New Year, Techrights to Release New Material]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/15/rickard-frgacic-sipo-epo-topic-affair/ The Case of Rikard Frgacic Versus the Croatian SIPO: Allegation of Corruption in Relation to Trademark Reassignment Under Željko Topić’s Watch: Part XVI]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/11/zeljko-topic-kopcic-and-sanader/ Corruption at the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office Which Željko Topić Came From: Part XV]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/08/call-for-additional-evidence/ The EPO Shaken by Croatian Revelations: Part XIV]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2015/02/08/ivan-kabalin-case/ The EPO’s Vice-President Željko Topić and the Case of Ivan Kabalin: Part XIII]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/12/11/france-vs-battistelli/ France Gets Involved in Battistelli's Abuses in the EPO - Part XII]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2014/11/23/stilin-vs-topic/ Vesna Stilin’s Remarks on Željko Topić: Part XI]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2014/11/16/six-criminal-lawsuits-against-zeljko-topic/ Special Report: Many Criminal Charges Against EPO Vice-President Željko Topić]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2014/11/16/authoritarian-epo/ How the EPO’s Executive Branch (Battistelli and Topić) Banned Scrutiny and Created Authoritarian Model of Control: Part X]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/11/01/how-to-complain-about-the-epo-to-national-delegations-in-europe-part-ix/ How to Complain About the EPO to National Delegations in Europe: Part IX]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/10/31/brimelow-and-battistelli/ The EPO Is More Corrupt Under Battistelli Than Under Alison Brimelow: Part VIII]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/10/20/epo-public-relations-disaster/ The EPO’s Public Relations Disaster Amid Distrust From Within (and EPO Communications Chief Leaves): Part VII]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2014/10/14/battistelli-kongstad-and-topic/ The EPO’s Protection Triangle of Battistelli, Kongstad, and Topić: Part VI]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2014/10/07/balkan-standards-in-epo/ Benoît Battistelli’s Balkan Standards in EPO: Part V]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2014/09/29/epo-audit-mechanisms/ European Patent Office Disorganisation: Problems With the Audit Mechanisms – Part IV]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2014/09/22/battistelli-audit-explained/ European Patent Office/Organisation – Suspicion of Improper Collusion Between EPO President and Chairman of the Administrative Council: Part III]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2014/09/15/benoit-battistelli-epo/ Željko Topić, Benoît Battistelli, and the European Patent Office (EPO): Part II]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2014/09/08/topic-epo/ Suspicion of High-Level Corruption at the European Patent Office (EPO): Part I]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2013/05/30/epo-monopoly-scope/ The EPO Has Gone Rogue, Disregards the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2013/03/31/unitary-patent-and-epo/ With Unitary Patent Scheme, EPO Pushes Hard for Software Patenting (More Leech Income)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2012/09/30/uspto-censorship/ EPO Decides to Listen to Anti-Patents Stance, USPTO Censors It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2012/03/01/google-fuels-the-epo/ Google Helps EPO Manage Monopolies, Unitary Patent Aided]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2012/01/21/epo-advisory-board/ EPO Advisory Board Likes Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2011/12/28/support-for-software-patents-in-europe/ EPO and Other Lawyers-dominated Circles Push for Software Patenting]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2011/09/17/letters-from-japan/ Cablegate: USPTO, JPO, and EPO Prepare a Global Patent System]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2011/08/12/epo-vs-uspto/ EPO More Popular/Responsive Than the USPTO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2011/10/07/epo-and-other-lobbyists/ EU Patent Failing to Materialise, But EPO and Politicians Begin to Overstep Their Line of Authority to Intervene]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2011/06/07/fallacy-re-a-rise-in-patents/ EPO Thinks More Patent Business (Filings) is a Good Thing, US Commerce Secretary Realises it is Not]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2010/10/21/uspto-inspired-swpats-issue/ US Patent Colonisation: EPO Promotes Machine Translation, New Zealand Still Resistant]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2010/08/13/epo-swpats-and-ecj/ “EPO Still Operating in a Vacuum”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2010/07/28/public-participation-uspto/ USPTO Wants Feedback About Post-Bilski Guidelines, EPO Might Let Monsanto Patent Life]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2010/06/18/swpats-candidates-for-deletion/ Lessons to the UK-IPO and EPO, Courtesy of USPTO Failure]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2010/05/17/eboa-disappoints/ Backlash Against The European Patent Office (EPO), The Extended Board of Appeal (EBoA), and Trolls-Friendly Patent Systems]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2010/03/16/brainwash-from-bsa/ BSA Blames Lack of Patents for Europe Being ‘Behind’, EPO Loses €2 Million in Kaupthing Bankruptcy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2010/03/05/patents-on-hotdogs/ Patents Roundup: USPTO Grants Patents on Hotdogs and Harbours Pyramid Schemes, EPO in Transition, and Apple Turns Nasty]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2009/06/09/epo-publishes-swpats-info/ What on Earth is the EPO Doing?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2009/06/05/epo-not-for-european-citizens/ The EPO Does Not Work for European Citizens]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2009/05/10/epo-in-state-of-turmoil/ EPO in State of Turmoil, Patents Kill]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2009/05/09/epo-and-swiss-criminalisation/ EPO and the Swiss Department of Justice Want to Make Some Free Software a Crime]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2009/05/08/alison-brimelow-to-leave-epo/ Goodbye, Alison Brimelow (EPO President)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2009/03/17/epo-selling-out-swpats/ Is the EPO Selling Out to Microsoft?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2009/04/20/microsoft-csiro-patent-hawk/ Patents Roundup: Microsoft, CSIRO, Patent Hawk, and “Corrupt, Malicious” EPO]<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2009/03/20/community-patent-back-door-epo/ European Patent Office Continues March for Software Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2008/11/14/enlarged-board-of-appeal-epo/ Alison Brimelow (EPO) Criticised for Referral to Enlarged Board of Appeal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2008/11/01/patent-problems-overview/ Patent Problems: Google Unresolved, Bilski Resolved, EPO to be Resolved?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2008/09/19/epo-crisis/ The EPO Crisis and Microsoft’s Patent Trolls]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2008/04/10/epo-patent-numbers-decrease/ Patents Roundup: EPO Patent Numbers Decrease; Bilski Revisited]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2008/02/06/epo-uspto-sad-state/ Software Patents Roundup: EPO, USPTO and Acacia]</span>
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Revision as of 21:12, 1 March 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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