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For an outline of recent events, see [[EPO in 2021]].
For an outline of recent events, see [[EPO in 2021]].
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/01/eba-and-european-constitutions/ EPO Circus Versus European Constitutions]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/01/eba-and-european-constitutions/ EPO Circus Versus European Constitutions]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/01/epo-popcorn/ EPO Referral Case G 1/21: It's Popcorn Time!]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/07/01/epo-popcorn/ EPO Referral Case G 1/21: It's Popcorn Time!]</span>
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=== June ===
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/30/no-epo-lawfulness-anymore/ The Already-Weak Impression of EPO Lawfulness (Under António Campinos) is Over]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/30/no-epo-lawfulness-anymore/ The Already-Weak Impression of EPO Lawfulness (Under António Campinos) is Over]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/01/epo-possible-good-news/ Some Potentially Good News About the EPO]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/06/01/epo-possible-good-news/ Some Potentially Good News About the EPO]</span>
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=== May 2021===
*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/29/antonio-campinos-health/ Meme: EPO Bad for Your Health (Even as President)]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/29/antonio-campinos-health/ Meme: EPO Bad for Your Health (Even as President)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/01/consult-the-examiners/ The EPO Can Never and Will Never Recover If It Fails to Communicate With People Who Actually Understand the Job of a Patent Office]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/01/consult-the-examiners/ The EPO Can Never and Will Never Recover If It Fails to Communicate With People Who Actually Understand the Job of a Patent Office]</span>
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=== April 2021===
*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/29/green-epo/ When A Source of Pollution and Corruption Paints Itself Green]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/29/green-epo/ When A Source of Pollution and Corruption Paints Itself Green]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/01/bundestagate-part-2/ The EPO Bundestagate — Part 2: Lack of Parliamentary Oversight, Many Questions and Few Answers…]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/01/bundestagate-part-2/ The EPO Bundestagate — Part 2: Lack of Parliamentary Oversight, Many Questions and Few Answers…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/31/it-came-from-the-cloud/ Meme: It Came From the Cloud... in Haar]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/31/it-came-from-the-cloud/ Meme: It Came From the Cloud... in Haar]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/01/lesi-patent-office/ In 2021 the EPO Works for Parasites Instead of Scientists (and It Cannot Even Hide That Anymore)]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/01/lesi-patent-office/ In 2021 the EPO Works for Parasites Instead of Scientists (and It Cannot Even Hide That Anymore)]</span>
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=== February 2021===
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/26/swpats-in-south-america/ EPO President Pushes Illegal Software Patents in South America (Over the Telephone With a Misleading New Puff Piece)]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/26/swpats-in-south-america/ EPO President Pushes Illegal Software Patents in South America (Over the Telephone With a Misleading New Puff Piece)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/03/bogus-epo-scandals/ Straw Man Arguments That Distract From EPO Scandals]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/03/bogus-epo-scandals/ Straw Man Arguments That Distract From EPO Scandals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/31/fake-public-servants/ When So-called 'Public Servants' Simply Serve Themselves and Their Rich Sponsors/Friends]</span> (partly about EPO)
*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/31/fake-public-servants/ When So-called 'Public Servants' Simply Serve Themselves and Their Rich Sponsors/Friends]</span> (partly about EPO)

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Contents

General Introduction

The European Patent Office (EPO) has been granting software patents all across Europe despite the law (as per the EPC) explicitly forbidding it. The profit motive ultimately compromised patent quality; the problem was obscured by publishers like IAM but repeatedly stressed by SUEPO, the Staff Union of the EPO. There were even more mischievous practices going on, especially after the EPO's former head, Alison Brimelow, got replaced by a megalomaniac called Benoît Battistelli (now in CEIPI), who gradually drove away anything or anyone who threatened his undemocratic ambition of total power. He was helped by Jesper Kongstad, Christoph Ernst, Raimund Lutz, and Željko Topić. There was a culture of blatant nepotism (e.g. Elodie Bergot) and disrespect for courts, e.g. Willy (Guillaume) Minnoye stating intent to ignore (disobey) court rulings. He even rejected ILO rulings and sought an unconstitutional court, the UPC, promoted by big litigators such as Bristows LLP. Battistelli chose António Campinos, a French dual national (born in France) from EUIPO, as his successor (soon joined by former colleague Nellie Simon and Stephen Rowan from UKIPO). Both block Techrights at all EPO sites, not just in Germany, in order to prevent staff from accessing facts; IP Kat was also temporarily blocked (until it stopped exposing EPO abuses). EPO problems persist to date, but European media is reluctant to mention these.

Articles Index

We've archived older articles in the following pages: EPO 2019 Archive | EPO 2018 Archive | EPO 2017 Archive | EPO 2016 Archive | EPO 2015 Archive | EPO 2008-2014 Archive

In recent years Techrights wrote about the EPO in the below long and short posts, organised chronologically, with addition of the following colour coding for improved organisation based on theme:


Scope Repression Labour Above the law Credibility
Software (abstract) patents Institutional abuse Staff deaths/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

2021 Articles (Latest First)

For an outline of recent events, see EPO in 2021.

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021

2020

December

November

October

September

August

July

June

May

April

March

February

January


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