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=== October 2021 ===
=== October 2021 ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/18/meme-the-austrian-school-of-friedrich-rude-liar/ Meme: The Austrian School of Friedrich Rude Liar]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/10/18/meme-the-austrian-school-of-friedrich-rude-liar/ Meme: The Austrian School of Friedrich Rude Liar]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/17/on-virtual-courts/ Virtual ‘Courts’ Aren’t Courts and Aren’t Suitable Substitutes, Either]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/17/on-virtual-courts/ Virtual ‘Courts’ Aren’t Courts and Aren’t Suitable Substitutes, Either]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/16/haar-song/ Haar Song]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/16/haar-song/ Haar Song]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/16/epo-vs-democracy/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 9: Squeezing Out the Lifeblood of Democracy?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/16/epo-misinformation/ EPO.org is a Really Awful Source of Information]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/patent-production-and-timeliness/ Meme: When All That Matters is ‘Production’ and ‘Timeliness’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/sweden-radical-student-brotherhood/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 8: The Radical Student “Brotherhood”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/law-and-order-not-coming-back/ Christoph Ernst Lecturing Us on “Transparency” and EPO Corruption (as Well as Assault on the EPC) Becoming a “New Normal”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/stakeholders-in-lawlessness/ Jacques Michel and Willy (Guillaume) Minnoye: Stakeholders in EPO Lawlessness]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/josefsson-strange-metamorphosis/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 7: Calle’s Strange Metamorphosis]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/15/making-up-the-law/ Making up Law at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/14/judging-anarchy/ Meme: Calle Calling…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/14/epo-legal-anarchy/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 6: The Habermasian Who Warned About “Legal Anarchy”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/14/epo-justice-meme/ EPO Justice]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/14/judges-as-nazis/ Meme: Judges the Office Cannot Control Are Just Nazis With Weapons in Their Office...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/13/swedish-chef-josefsson/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 5: Battistelli’s “Swedish Chef”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/13/epo-president-of-the-boards-of-appeal/ The EPO's War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 4: The President of the Boards of Appeal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/13/judging-epo-judges/ Judging the Judges]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/13/epo-kafkaesque/ When EU Authorities Tell You to Complain to the EPO Itself About EPO Privacy Violations...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/epo-g-1-21-current-line-up/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 3: The Current Line-up]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/ip-kat-memes/ Meme: Longing for the Original IP Kat…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/epo-pro-forma-rubber-stamping/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 2: Just Another Pro Forma Rubber-Stamping Exercise?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/campinos-award/ The European Campinos Award]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/attacks-on-justice-itself/ Personal Thoughts About the EPO 'Kangaroo Court' Scandal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/reporting-injustice/ Doing Justice by Reporting Injustice]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/12/kangaroo-court-at-eponia/ The EPO’s War on Justice and Assault on the Law — Part 1: Rumours of a Kangaroo Court at EPOnia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/11/epo-outsourced/ Europe's Second-Largest Institution, the EPO, is Partly Based in the United States]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/11/epo-sap-and-workers-or-pensioners/ Mass Litigation Over the Salary Adjustment Procedure (SAP), Basically an Attack on All EPO Staff, Even EPO Pensioners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/11/epo-box-ticking-drill/ EPO ‘Dialogue’ With Staff Representatives is as Dead as ‘Dialogue’ With the Union]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/08/epo-takes-berlin/ Then We Take Berlin…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/06/theranos-patent-trolls/ Meme: Who Needs Examination Anyway When There's 'Hey Hi' (AI)?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/06/epo-expensive-puff-pieces/ Europe’s Second-Largest Institution Corrupting the Media and Buying Expensive Puff Pieces]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/06/not-falling-for-bullshit/ Free Software Proponents Don’t Fall for Bullshit (Same is True for EPO Examiners)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/04/epo-eia-hush-money/ EPO Already Wasting Money on Media Manipulation Campaigns for European Inventor Award]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/04/epo-disregards-animal-welfare/ EPO Disregards Animal Welfare]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/05/01/epo-going-down-the-toilet/ Meme: You Cannot Measure Innovation by the Quantity of Paperwork]</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>
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=== April 2021===
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*<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: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/29/epo-lying-and-breaking-the-law/ Lying and Breaking the Law: Is This the Best Europe's Second-Largest Institution (EPO) Can Do?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/27/greenponia/ Meme: Greenponia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/27/epo-greenwashing-stunts/ The EPO Abuses Climate Change, Hijacking or Misusing Grassroots Activism for Corporate Public Relations Stunts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/26/epo-reform-euphemism/ At the EPO, the Word “Reform” Means Abolition (Abandonment of Staff)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/26/epo-posing-as-art-gallery/ The European Patent Office Isn’t About Patents Anymore and It’s Run by Clueless People]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/24/epo-compliance-meme/ Meme: EPO Comp-LIE-A**]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/23/child-of-the-carnation-devolution/ “Dia da Liberdade” 2021: Some Thoughts For the Day]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/21/epo-reputation-drowns/ Behind the Curtains of Cheap and Cheesy PR the EPO is a Machine of Oppression (Against Its Very Own Staff), Tribunal to Rule on Strike Busting]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/20/epo-v-normal/ At the EPO, Lawlessness Has Become “a New Normal”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/20/upc-swpats-rms/ Richard Stallman on How UPC is a Trojan Horse for Software Patents in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/17/edps-farce/ Breaking News: EDPS Admits That It is Powerless to Investigate Claims of GDPR Non-compliance at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/17/normalised-abuse/ What the EPO Has 'Normalised' in Europe...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/16/suepo-legal-action/ EPO Staff Union Takes the EPO 'to Court' (the ILO's Tribunal, as the EPO Cannot be Taken to a Proper Court)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/16/truth-and-justice/ Exposing Hard Truths is the First Step or the Path Towards Justice]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/16/epo-cooperation-money/ Meme: Laundering Bribes as ‘Cooperation Money’]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/16/bundestagate-part-20/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 20: Taking Stock]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/15/de-cash-cow/ Meme: Germany’s Red Cash Cow]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/15/bundestagate-part-19/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 19: The Deafening Silence of the Media]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/15/bundestagate-part-18/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 18: Zero Tolerance for “Lawless Zones”?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/14/bundestagate-part-17/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 17: Jawohl, Herr Minister!]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/14/test-case-procedure-for-the-epo-appeals-committee/ Over 1,000 EPO Workers Initiate Legal Challenge Against the EPO’s Attack on Salaries (in Defiance of Assurances Made to Workers Who Relocate to Another Country With Whole Families)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/13/epo-tweedledum-tweedledee/ An Examination of Correspondence Between the Tweedledum-Tweedledee Duo, Lutz and Ernst]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/13/bundestagate-part-16/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 16: An Inimitable Duo]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/13/ode-to-ernst/ An Ode to Dr. Ernst]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/13/epo-csc-on-education-and-childcare-reform/ During Pandemic, With Rising Inflation, Corrupt EPO Management With Its ‘Shadow Budget’ Cracks Down on Education and Childcare Allowance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/12/bundestagate-part-15/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 15: Different Strokes for Different Folk]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/12/lying-to-juri/ EPO President Campinos Lying to JURI]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/11/bundestagate-part-14/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 14: The Notorious Revolving Door]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/11/eponia-over-gemini-protocol/ All EPO Articles Are Available Over Gemini Protocol]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/11/juri-poem/ Judge and JURI]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/11/bundestagate-part-13/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 13: The Failed Promise of a “Good Governance” Guru…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/11/epo-accountability-juri/ Challenging Times for EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/10/bundestagate-spoiler/ Meme: Bundestagate Series Spoiler]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/10/campinos-juri/ Breaking News: Campinos to Appear Before the Legals Affairs Committee of the European Parliament on Monday 12 April]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #55ddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/10/bundestagate-part-12/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 12: A Worthy Successor to His Mentor?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/10/availability-first/ Accessibility and Availability First]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/09/racist-uncle-vichy/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Appendix (Benoît Battistelli’s Vichy Syndrome): Georges Henri Léon Battistelli and Charles Robert Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/09/bundestagate-part-11/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 11: The BMJV’s Tweedledee: Dr Christoph Ernst]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/09/dying-news-sites/ News Sites That Talk About Patents Have Become Shameless Self-Promotion 'Plugs' by Law Firms (and Sometimes Outright 'Spam' for Litigation)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/08/meme-self-styled-judges/ Meme: Self-styled Judges]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/08/bundestagate-part-10/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 10: A Faithful Lapdog Despised and Reviled by EPO Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/07/bundestagate-part-9/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 9: A Veritable Virtuoso of Legal Sophistry]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/07/purposeless-office/ A Patent System for Giant Corporations Like Boeing and Airbus, Not for Ordinary European Citizens]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/06/bundestagate-part-8/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 8: The EPO’s Tweedledum, Raimund Lutz]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/06/love-letters-of-epo/ Germany’s Inaction on EPO Privacy Abuses and Corruption in General]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/05/bundestagate-part-7/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 7: Ms Voßhoff Alerts the Bundestag…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/05/not-my-department-in-germany/ ‘Not My Department’: How Privacy Abuses Have Been Treated in Germany]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/04/bundestagate-part-6/ EPOLeaks on Misleading the Bundestag — Part 6: Dr Petri Starts the Ball Rolling…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/04/german-government-scandals/ The EPO Scandals Are Partly German Government Scandals, Too]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/03/bundestagate-part-5/ The EPO Bundestagate -- Part 5: The Federal Eagle's Disconcerting Metamorphosis]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/03/de-lying-for-the-epo/ Milking the EPO and Lying for the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/02/bundestagate-part-4/ The EPO Bundestagate — Part 4: Parroting the GDPR-Compliance Myth]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/02/epo-bit/ A BIT Worrying Where the EPO is Going...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/02/epo-talking-points/ Government of Germany Relays Talking Points Directly From the Mouths of EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/02/dysfunctional-spaghetti-epo/ EPO is a Zombie Institution Where Managers Have “Repeatedly Used Buzzwords and Catchphrases Like “Digital Transformation”, “Artificial Intelligence” and “Upskilling”, to Name a Few.”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/02/bundestagate-part-3/ The EPO Bundestagate — Part 3: A “Minor Interpellation” in the German Bundestag]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/01/epo-grifting/ EPO President António Campinos Promoting Microsoft Proprietary Software (Monopoly) and Software Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2021/04/01/epo-all-about-germany/ EPO: It is All About Germany, Baby!]</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>
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=== March 2021 ===
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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>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/31/bundestagate-part-1/ The EPO Bundestagate — Part 1: How the Bundestag Was (and Continues to be) Misled About EPO Affairs]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/30/april-surprises/ Coming Up in April: Exposing More EPO Crimes and Advocating Software Freedom]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/29/no-epo-dialogue/ After Crushing Dialogue With the Union (SUEPO) the EPO’s President Does the Same to Staff Representatives]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/25/epo-potential-improvements/ EPO Staff Representation Again Warns About Collapse in Patent Quality (Due to Bad Management), Suggests Potential Improvements]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/25/judges-epo-kangaroo-courts/ EPO Has Become an Institution of Unbridled Crime, Where Judges Exist Only to Approve the Crimes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/24/unlawful-attacks-on-eba/ EPO Management Bombards the ‘News’ Section to Distract From Unlawful Attacks on the EPO’s Highest Tribunal (This Time in G 1/21)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/23/how-to-rob-the-epo/ Meme: EPO Robbed]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/23/epo-robbery/ EPO Robbery Under the Shadow of Pandemic Sweeping Across Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/epoleaks-report-march-2021-finale/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Summing Up: EPO Administrative Council Still Asleep at the Wheel]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/epo-invalidity-appeals/ As Work/EPO Invalidity Appeals Rejected, More Reasons Emerge to Worry About the Campinos Regime]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/abandoning-patent-law/ EPO Has Abandoned Patent Law and Sooner or Later Stakeholders Will Abandon the EPO Just Like Many Examiners Did]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/epo-banking/ Meme: Banking on the EPO's Future]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/patent-quality-matters-not/ The Sky is the Limit for EPO Management as Patent Quality is Lowered to Gutter Level]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/epo-board-of-auditors/ EPO Board of Auditors is Incompetent and Patently Unfit for Purpose]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/22/epo-gdpr-smoking-gun/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — The ‘Smoking Gun’: Hard Evidence That the EPO Has Been Lying About GDPR Compliance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/21/hey-hi-at-the-epo/ Hey, Hi, Welcome to the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/21/epo-fluff/ Almost 100 Pages of Self-Congratulatory Marketing Isn't a Case of Informing the Administrative Council of the EPO But Misleading It Using Fluff and Buzzwords]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/20/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-15/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part XV: Has the EPO Sold Out Its “Digital Sovereignty”?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/20/ghost-of-eia-2015/ Ghost of Elizabeth Holmes Still Haunts EPO as Her Patents Are Used to Suppress COVID-19 Research in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/20/epo-transparency-lie/ EPO Secrecy and Technical Incompetence]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/19/reality-distortion-in-epo-coverage/ Perception Management and Reality Distortion in EPO Coverage, Sometimes Subsidised by the EPO and Typically Funded by Litigation Giants]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/19/epo-new-normal/ At the EPO ‘New Normal’ is Synonymous With ‘Breaking the Law’… (EPC, Human Rights and More)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/19/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-14/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part XIV: When is a Conflict of Interest Not a Conflict of Interest?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/19/microsoft-deal-with-the-epo/ The Microsoft Deal With the EPO is Illegal For a Lot of Reasons]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/18/microsoft-controls-epo/ Meme/Teaser: The European Blackmail Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/18/epo-masking-agenda/ Meme: Masking Their Agenda...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/18/boa-rendered-kangaroo-court/ The Patent Professionals Have Come to Realise That the EPO Boards of Appeal, Controlled by Office Management, Are Kangaroo Courts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/18/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-13/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law -- Part XIII: A Global 'IP' Player]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/18/enough-of-epo-immunity/ Meme: Drunk on Power, Drunk on Diplomatic Immunity (and Impunity)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/17/microsoft-corruption-addendum/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part XII: Corruption Addendum]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/17/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-12/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part XII: Foreign Corrupt Practices, Bid Rigging and “Slush Funds”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/17/epo-is-drunk/ The EPO is Drunk and Should Go Home]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-11/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law -- Part XI: Close Encounters With the Trust-busters…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/microsoft-privacy-violations/ EDPS Documents About Microsoft’s Privacy Violations and Much More to Come Regarding the EPO’s Privacy Scandals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/campinos-will-survive/ The ‘Hey Hi’ of António Campinos Will Survive This]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/epo-data-scandals-and-the-media/ Why We Don’t Expect the Media or Patent ‘News’ Sites to Cover or Even Just Mention EPO Data Scandals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/software-patents-guise-ai/ EPO Promoting Illegal Software Patents Under the Guise of NET/Hey Hi]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-10/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part X: The Spectre of GDPR…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/lipstick-on-epo/ Meme/Teaser: Lipstick on EPO in the 'Cloud']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/formal-report-microsoft-violations/ Microsoft Breaking European Privacy Laws While Distracting the Public: The Evidence (a Formal 91-Page Report)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/16/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-9/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part IX: Know Your Vendor…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epo-waffle-on-microsoft/ Response to the EPO's Response to Techrights About Microsoft 'Cloud' (Still Failing to Justify the GDPR Violations)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-8-addendum/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part VIII Addendum]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-8/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part VIII: The Aftermath of Schrems II in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epo-and-universal-declaration-of-human-rights/ Europe's Second-Largest Institution (EPO) is Not Only Violating the Law But Also Acting in Defiance of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epo-corporate-imperialism/ European Patent Office as Apparatus of American/Corporate Imperialism (by Surveillance and More)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/15/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-7/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law -- Part VII: Lipstick on a Pig…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/espionage-patent-office/ Meme: EPO Encryption, Brought to You by (and for) Microsoft to Subvert]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/simulation-swpats-video/ The German Constitutional Court Needs to Recognise That the EPO’s Tribunals Are Not Independent and EPC Has Not or Isn’t Being Honoured for Quite Some Time Now]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/epo-microsoft-gdpr-abuses/ Contacting Your (European) Member of Parliament/Representative to Report EPO-Microsoft GDPR Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/pressure-from-the-epo/ Note to Readers: It's Only When We Cover Microsoft-EPO Scandals That We Receive Legal Threats and Other Pressure from the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/law-exams-that-break-the-law/ The (e-)EQE Statement From the EPO Makes Things Even Worse as Victims of the Catastrophic Exam Feel Offended and Angry]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-6/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law -- Part VI: A Not-so-safe Harbour]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/lies-about-encryption/ Reporting the European Patent Office and Microsoft for Gross GDPR Violations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/14/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-5/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part V: The EU GDPR]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/13/espionage-patent-office-epo/ What the EPO's Illegal Outsourcing of Private Data to Microsoft Actually Means (an Issue for Everyone in Europe)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/13/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-4/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part IV: The US CLOUD Act Passes Without Public Debate]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/13/microsoft-and-corrupt-epo-officials/ The US Government, Fronting Through Microsoft, is Spying on Europe Owing to an Illegal Contract (or Contracts) Signed by Corrupt EPO Officials]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/13/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-3/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part III: The PATRIOT Act and Mass Surveillance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/12/time-for-gdpr-enforcement-action/ EPO Breaking the Law With Microsoft and Promoting Fake 'Encryption' That Violates Confidentiality on Many Levels]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/12/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-2/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part II: Steve Rowan Announces Microsoft “Outlook Migration”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/12/latest-epo-series/ Why the Latest EPO Series is Very Important and Also Difficult to Publish]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/12/epoleaks-report-march-2021-start/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part I (Start of Series): Enter the “Cloud of Unknowing…”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/11/epoleaks-report-march-2021-part-1/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Part I (Intro): A Fresh Data Protection Scandal Brewing at the EPO?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/11/another-epo-distraction/ EPO Management Could Really Use a Distraction From the Microsoft Blunder and Data Protection Crimes]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/11/nadella-meets-the-president/ Meme: EPO Sells Out Its ‘Digital Sovereignty’ to Microsoft]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/11/epo-and-microsoft-scandal/ EPO and Microsoft Collude to Break the Law — Primer]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/10/unlawful-exploitation/ EPO Does the Unlawful While Leveraging Women’s Rights as an Opportunistic Form of Disguise]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/10/patent-centric-media-still-lying/ Team UPC and Patent-Centric ‘Media’ in Europe Still Committing Suicide (Credibility Sliding Down the Cliff)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/08/utter-disaster-e-eqe-revisionism/ Examining Today’s EPO Propaganda About the Disastrous EQE, a Subject of Much Scorn and EPO Corruption]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/05/unified-delay-of-doom/ German Decision on Unitary Patent/UPC Will Take Years (and It Doesn’t Matter Because the Whole Thing is Dead Already)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/03/epo-tech/ Meme: EPO Management Totally Gets 'Tehc']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/03/epo-does-not-understand-software/ The EPO's Software Blunders Are Inevitable Outcome of Technically Clueless Management Which Grants Illegal Patents on Software]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/02/gatokeeper/ ‘GatoKeeper’/IP Kat (AstraZeneca) Still Suppressing and Censoring the Public Views or Internal EPO Talks About EPO Corruption]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/03/01/failing-reform/ Five Years of António Campinos Coverage in Techrights (We Correctly Predicted His Presidency in March 2016)]</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>
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=== February 2021 ===
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*<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: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/23/office-reputation-tarnished-epo/ The Administrative Council Needs to Fix the EPO While It’s Still Possible]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/23/bad-5-year-plan/ 'These Questions Remain Unanswered': Campinos Became Battistelli Just Halfway Through His Term]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/23/the-epo-one-percent/ ‘The One Percent’: Salary Adjustment Procedure (SAP) Supported Only by 1% of EPO Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/21/campinos-union-busting/ Series Index: How António Campinos Resorted to Union-Busting]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/21/king-antonio-unmasked/ For the Record: SUEPO’s Correspondence With ‘King’ António Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/21/campinos-patience-gambit/ EPO Crisis Under António Campinos – Part 5: Quo Usque Tandem?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/20/bergot-patent-office/ The Bergot Patent Office (Tantrum First, Innovation Later… or Never)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/20/epo-le-guern-controversy/ EPO Crisis Under António Campinos – Part 4: Timeline of the Le Guern Controversy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/20/union-bashing/ Reckless, Feckless and Factless Campinos ‘Doing a Donald Trump’ on the Staff Union of His Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/20/campinos-equates-robbery-with-respectful-request/ EPO Crisis Under António Campinos – Part 3: Campinos Rallies Behind Bergot]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/20/message-from-epo-president-16-feb-2021/ Spineless Campinos Protects Team Battistelli From EPO Staff (and From Accountability) Instead of Protecting Staff From Corruption and From Team Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/19/leaky-patent-office/ Leaky Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/19/bergolistic/ EPO Crisis Under António Campinos - Part 2: Madame Bergot Reportedly Goes Ballistic]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/19/facts-forbidden/ The EPO's “Mafia” is Back to Blackmailing Staff Representatives]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/19/epo-internal-crisis/ EPO Crisis Under António Campinos - Part 1: Le Guern's “Disappearance” Triggers Internal Crisis at the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/16/private-but-public/ EPO Behaves Like a Private Corporation, Pretends to be Poor Only When That Suits Its Agenda]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/16/not-a-patent-office/ When a Patent Office Becomes a Granting Authority Also for University/Academic Grants (With Strings Attached)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/16/epo-broken-promises/ More Broken Promises as EPO Management Pretends That the Office is Poor (While Looting Its Treasury for Personal Gain)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/15/patents-over-parents/ Patents Over Parents at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/14/who-run-the-office/ EPO Management and ‘The Children’ Who Run the Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/14/politics-and-freesw-or-swpats/ Software Freedom and Patent Systems Are a Political Endeavour (at Least in Part)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/13/uspto-and-epo-links-roundup/ The Good, the Bad, and the Truly Awful in Patent Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/12/breaking-of-the-epo-site/ EPO Propaganda on Overdrive... to the Point of Breaking the EPO's Web Site]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/10/epo-distracts-again/ When You Know the EPO Distracts the Media (and Thus the Public) From Something]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/10/end-of-epo-justice/ End of Patent Justice in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/08/epo-euipo-nepotism-club/ The Annual EPO/EUIPO Ritual of Lying to the European Public]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/02/04/le-guern-gone/ Le Guern Leaves the EPO After Attacks on Staff’s (and Pensioners’) Finances Amid Pandemic]</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>
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=== January 2021===
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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)
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/31/openforum-europe-lf/ OpenForum Europe (IBM et al) and Linux Foundation Are Boosting and Cooperating With Enemies of Software Freedom]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/30/epo-retribution-and-reprisal/ SUEPO Will Challenge Retribution Against Staff That Went on Strike to Protest Illegalities at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/30/meme-candidate-campinos-is-not-president-campinos/ Meme: Candidate Campinos is Not President Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/29/censorship-resistance/ Fighting for Free Speech and Censorship Resistance]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/28/epo-staff-survey-2020/ Fourth Edition of EPO Staff Survey Shows That Work Affairs Continue to Deteriorate Even Further and Almost Nobody Trusts the Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/28/strikes-at-epo/ EPO Staff Likely Going on Strike For a Second Year in a Row]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/26/epo-president-antonio-campinos-is-still-not-listening-according-to-internal-epo-documents/ EPO President António Campinos is Still Not Listening, According to Internal EPO Documents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/26/kluwer-patent-spin/ Kluwer Patent Spin and Distortion of Facts (Regarding UPC and More)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/25/working-staff-to-death/ EPO Staff Representation Complains That EPO Management Exploits Pandemic and 'House Arrests' to Overwork Staff, Lower Quality]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/21/epo-says-hey-hi/ Hey Hi (AI) is Just a Trojan Horse for Illegal Software Patents, According to EPO Management and Litigation Firms It’s in Bed With]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/21/the-epo-petition/ The Central Staff Representatives (CSC) of the EPO Are Petitioning to End the Assault on EPO Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/19/upca-lies-in-2021/ Team UPC Keeps Pretending That UPCA Can Still be Resurrected (Even Without the UK, Which is Strictly a Requirement)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/18/sites-in-bed-with-litigants/ Sites in Bed With the EPO and UPC 'Covering' the 'News' Without Mentioning Any of the Overt Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/14/upc-jingoism/ Patent Propaganda and UPC Jingoism Instead of Actual News]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/13/unitary-patent-is-dead-unlike-the-lies/ Unitary Patent is Dead and Lies About the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Aren't Ending]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/04/microsoft-ai-swpats-event/ Microsoft Hosts a European Software Patents Propaganda Event (in ‘Hey Hi’ Clothing) Featuring Thierry Breton and Litigation Firms]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/02/epo-we-are-a-community-but-we-crush-and-rob-our-own-staff-even-pensioners/ EPO: We Are a Community, But We Crush and Rob Our Own Staff (Even Pensioners)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/02/epo-pensions-adjusted/ EPO Management (Team Campinos) to EPO Pensioners: Drop Dead or Stop Asking Questions That Expose Our Lies]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/01/sap-pensioners-epo/ New Leak: Today's EPO Breaks Its Contract With Former Staff of the EPO, Not Just Existing Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2021/01/01/epo-media-coverage-cnn/ Can EPO Leaks Published in 2021 Inspire More Media Coverage About EPO Abuses?]</span>
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'''Older articles''':
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* [[EPO 2020 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2019 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2018 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2017 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2016 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2015 Archive]]
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* [[EPO 2008-2014 Archive]]

Revision as of 08:05, 18 October 2021

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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 2020 Archive | 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.

October 2021

September 2021

August 2021

July 2021

June 2021

May 2021

April 2021

March 2021

February 2021

January 2021


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