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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/22/antonio-campinos-outsourcing/ 'Efficiency' in Action: António Campinos is Sending Jobs Abroad, Then Gagging Critics]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/22/antonio-campinos-outsourcing/ 'Efficiency' in Action: António Campinos is Sending Jobs Abroad, Then Gagging Critics]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/21/same-as-the-old-boss-epo/ The EPO (European Patent Office) Under António Campinos is Just Another Battistelli EPO; Still UPC and Software Patents Lobbying]</span>
*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/21/same-as-the-old-boss-epo/ The EPO (European Patent Office) Under António Campinos is Just Another Battistelli EPO; Still UPC and Software Patents Lobbying]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/19/plaintiff-friendly-patent-courts/ Erosion of Patent Justice
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/19/plaintiff-friendly-patent-courts/ Erosion of Patent Justice in Europe With Kangaroo Courts and Low-Quality European Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/19/mafia-tactics-upc/ Mafia Tactics in Team UPC and Battistelli's Circle]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/18/epo-is-a-mess-like-upc/ The EPO — Like the Unified Patent Court (UPC) and Unitary Patent System — is an Untenable Mess]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/17/epo-for-swpats-under-campinos/ Software Patents Royalty (Tax) Campaign by IBM, a Serial Patent Bully, and the EPO's Participation in All This]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/17/the-european-council-and-archambeau/ The European Council Needs to Check Battistelli's Back Room Deals/Back Door/Backchannel With Respect to Christian Archambeau]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/17/upc-fantasies/ Yesterday's Misleading News From Team UPC and Its Aspiring Management of the Unified Patent Court (UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/17/eu-allegations-implicating-battistelli/ Time for the European Commission to Investigate EPO Corruption Because It May be Partly or Indirectly Connected to EU-IPO, an EU Agency]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/15/iloat-cautionary-tale/ Cautionary Tale: ILO Administrative Tribunal Cases (Appeals) 'Intercepted' Under António Campinos]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/14/epo-oppositions-soaring/ Number of Oppositions to Grants/Awards of European Patents at the EPO Has Skyrocketed, Based on Internal Data]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/14/rumours-euipo/ 'Transaction' Complete: Former EPO Executive From Belgium Takes the Seat of António Campinos at EU-IPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/14/derailing-ongoing-epo-cases-at-ilo-at/ EPO Abuses Against People With Disabilities Followed by Legal Bullying?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/13/epo-noncompliance-with-the-courts/ Weeks Later António Campinos Still in Noncompliance With the Courts (ILO’s Tribunal)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/13/no-upc-agreement-uk/ Constitutionality and CJEU as Barriers, the UPC Agreement (UPCA) is Already Moot in the United Kingdom]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/12/faking-production-at-epo/ It's Not About EPO 'Backlog' But About Faking 'Production' by Lowering Standards]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/11/epo-agenda-of-the-litigation-industry/ The Lack of Genuine, Honest Discussion About Patent Quality Means That Under António Campinos Software Patents Will Continue to be Granted, Campinos Strives to Make Them 'Unitary']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/10/team-battistelli-implosion/ Signs of Upcoming Changes at EPO: Raimund Lutz, Željko Topić and Other 'Team Battistelli' Folks Are Being Replaced]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/09/mere-words-epo/ Actions — Not Mere Words — Are Needed to Improve Patent Quality and Climate at the European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/08/spilling-the-beans-on-battistelli/ Project Battistelli: Documenting the Ugly and Illegal Things Battistelli Did at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/08/battistelli-legacy-up-in-flames/ Battistelli's 'Legacy' Up in Flames as Britain is “Ending the Jurisdiction of the CJEU in the UK, With No More Preliminary References from UK Courts…”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/07/early-uncertainty-with-campinos/ One Week of António Campinos at the EPO: Early Uncertainty]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/06/the-team-upc-psyche/ Team UPC Suggested Changing Constitutions to Facilitate the Unconstitutional UPC. It Didn't Go Well...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/06/mafia-like-culture-of-epo-management/ German Media Compares Team Battistelli at the EPO to the Mafia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/05/europe-does-not-gear-up-for-the-unitary-patent/ No, Europe Does Not Gear up for the Unitary Patent, But Team UPC Wants Everyone to Think So and EPO Amplifies These Lies]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/04/first-public-statement-of-antonio-campinos/ António Campinos Tries to Come Across as a Goodwill Manager, But He Will be Judged by His Actions, Not by His Words]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ffff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/04/epo-protests-suppressed/ EPO Protest/s Suppressed Even at the Opening of a Construction Site for Battistelli's Guests]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/04/the-end-of-a-dictatorship/ Cartoon on Brexistelli: “The End of a Dictatorship”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/04/iloat-an-employer-court/ Staff Union of the EPO: “ILO-AT Remains Very Much an Employer’s Court” (Not Employees')]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/04/epo-still-fronting-for-team-upc/ Yesterday's UPC Event Was a Reminder That Team Battistelli is Still in Charge of the European Patent Organisation, Fronting for Team UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/03/antonio-campinos-upc/ First Act of António Campinos: Pushing the Unconstitutional Unitary Patent (UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/02/the-iam-upc-echo-chamber/ IAM is Still Working for Benoît Battistelli and His Toxic Agenda]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/02/post-battistelli-puff-pieces/ First Day for António Campinos is Done, But Some Media is Still Publishing 90th-Minute Battistelli Puff Pieces]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/02/european-inventor-award-money-laundering-suspicions/ Asked by the Media Why European Inventor Award Was Held in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the EPO Refuses to Explain]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/02/patent-mantra-like-a-religion/ Patent Law Firms Have Become Debased and Intolerant of Courts/Judges, Just Like EPO Management]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/01/nature-is-not-an-invention/ Stop Patenting Life, Nature is Not an Invention]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/01/iloat-parrots-epo/ The EPO's Attacks on Bloggers Other Than Me (and ILO-AT Being Utterly Unpredictable)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/07/01/new-president-of-the-epo/ Welcoming António Campinos, New President of the European Patent Office]</span>
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=== June ===
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/30/unconstitutional-unitary-patent/ Team UPC's Radicals, Firms Like Bristows LLP, Have Decided That It's Time to Change Constitutions to Accommodate Clearly Unconstitutional Unitary Patent (UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/29/union-syndicale-federale-on-iloat/ Union Syndicale Fédérale: Apparently ILO Considered Kicking Out the EPO for Repeatedly Refusing and Failing to Obey the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/29/corruption-of-the-epo/ WirtschaftsWoche Authors Articles About Corruption of the European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/29/battistelli-gone-with-a-bang/ Insults, Lies and Propaganda on Battistelli's Last Day at the European Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/29/epo-not-complying/ Three Days Later Still Not a Single Word From the EPO About Union Busting Gone Awry and Court Orders to Reinstate/Promote Staff Representatives]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/28/eight-years-of-battistelli/ Eight Years of Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/28/battistelli-is-finished/ President Benoît Battistelli is Finished, But the Huge Mess He Has Created is Not]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/27/epo-protest-netherlands/ 'Party Poopers': Protests Greet Battistelli's Premature Inauguration of an Unfinished Building That Caused Massive Losses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/27/suepo-on-ilo-at-rulings/ SUEPO and EPO Staff Respond to Yesterday's ILO-AT Rulings on Malika Weaver, Ion Brumme, and Elizabeth Hardon]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/27/antibodies-and-spc/ J A Kemp Pushing the Boundaries of Patent Scope in Europe With Antibodies and SPCs]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/27/corruption-at-the-epo/ Corruption at the EPO Should be a Subject Anybody Can Speak About, Even Insiders]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/26/defunct-ilo-at/ Something is Clearly Wrong and Patently Defunct at ILO/ILO-AT]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/26/building-metaphor-for-battistelli/ Perfect Metaphor for Benoît Battistelli: Unfinished Work That Nobody Likes and Which Causes Truly Massive Losses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/26/battistelli-is-pulling-a-lamy-with-a-lot-more-money-at-stake-and-examiners-future/ Battistelli is 'Pulling a Lamy' With a Lot More Money at Stake (and Examiners' Future)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/26/iloat-on-suepo/ This Afternoon ILO Has an Opportunity to Salvage Its Reputation (or Reaffirm Growing Suspicions That It Has Been Compromised by the EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/25/iloat-compositional-flaws-epo/ The EPO Seems to Have Corrupted ILO/ILO-AT Like It Corrupted the Media and Academia (Using 'Toxic' EPO Budget)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/25/battistelli-budget-spiel/ Benoît Battistelli's 'Dowry' From the Administrative Council of the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/24/ilo-tribunal-trust/ The ILO Tribunal: Is It Still Worthy of Our Trust?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/24/software-patents-and-upc/ Nearly Half of Patent Applications at the EPO Are (at Least Partly) Software Patents, According to the EPO, and Not Many Patents Are European (Foreign, Not Domestic)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/24/patent-factory-europe-pr-2018/ Patent Factory Europe (PFE) is a Patent Troll's Publicity Stunt, Attempting to Frame a Predator as the Small Businesses' Friend and Ally]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/23/wirtschaftswoche-on-epo/ Mainstream Media in Germany Covers Battistelli's Corruption at the EPO Just as He Leaves]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/22/protecting-battistelli/ “Dr Ernst Should be Forced by National Politicians to Step Down With Immediate Effect” After Battistelli's Latest EPO Scandals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/21/slapp-vs-judge-corcoran/ Battistelli and Topić Lose Their Bogus 'Case' Against Judge Corcoran After They Defamed Him and Ruined His Career/Life]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/21/the-iam-propaganda-mill/ Even Media of the Patent Microcosm Mentions the Decline in Quality of Patents at the EPO, Based on Its Very Own Stakeholders, While IAM Ignores the News]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/20/battistelli-record/ EPO Insiders Correct the Record of Benoît Battistelli’s Tyranny and Abuse of Law: “Legal Harassment and Retaliation”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/19/upc-lying-resumes/ Articles About a Unitary Patent System Are Lies and Marketing From Law Firms With 'Lawsuits Lust']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/19/antonio-campinos-patent-quality/ The Decline in Patent Quality at the EPO Causes Frivolous Lawsuits That Only Lawyers Profit From]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/19/human-rights-abuses-are-modernising/ What Battistelli's Workers Think of His Latest EPO Propaganda]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/18/decline-in-quality-of-european-patents/ More Media Reports About Decline in Quality of European Patents (Granted by the EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/18/lies-about-the-unitary-patent/ Beware Team UPC's Biggest Two Lies About the Unitary Patent (UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/18/very-french-epo/ Diversity at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/15/team-epo-pr-response/ The EPO's Response to the Open Letter About Decline in Patent Quality as the Latest Example of Arrogance and Resistance to Facts, Truth]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/15/ai-as-swpats/ The 'Artificial Intelligence' (AI) Hype, Propped Up by Events of the European Patent Office (EPO), is Infectious and It Threatens Patent Quality Worldwide]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/14/the-patent-maximalism-council/ The '4iP Council' is a Megaphone of Team UPC and Team Battistelli at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/14/grunecker-hoffmann-eitle-maiwald-and-vossius-partner/ Grünecker, Hoffmann Eitle, Maiwald and Vossius & Partner Find the Courage to Express Concerns About Battistelli's Ugly Legacy and Low Patent Quality]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/14/iam-for-swpats/ IAM Concludes Its Latest Anti-§ 101 Think Tank, Featuring Crooked Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/13/departure-from-the-european-patent-convention/ Buzzwords and Three-Letter Acronyms Still Abused by the EPO to Grant a Lot of Patents on Algorithms]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/12/battistelli-goes-loose/ Corrupt Benoît Battistelli Promotes Software Patents in IAM's Patent Trolls-Funded Event in the United States]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/12/epo-patent-scope-threat/ The EPO’s ‘Expert’ Georg Weber is Still Advocating Software Patents in Europe (But He Disguises Them Using Buzzwords)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/12/outdoing-north-korea/ Battistelli's EPO is Outdoing North Korea When It Comes to Propaganda and Abuses Against Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/11/mohawk-patents-on-nature/ Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe Blind to Its Participation in a Scam Around Patents on Nature]</span> (latter parts about the EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaaff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/11/another-victim-of-corrupt-benoit-battistelli/ Another Victim of Corrupt Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/10/apple-ep2954737-and-epo/ Everyone Talks About Apple's Notorious Design Patents But Not About 'Abstract' European Patents Used Against Apple and Linux]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/09/battistelli-award-for-piracy/ Benoît Battistelli Should Have Received an Award for Corruption, But He Completely Controlled the Show in His Own Theatre]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/09/delusional-about-upc/ Battistelli is Still Patently Delusional About the Unitary Patent (UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/09/patents-on-nature-life-and-the-environment/ Patents on Nature, Life and the Environment: Lessons From EPO and Australian Courts]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/07/blame-the-victim-at-epo/ Marks & Clerk Blames Battistelli’s Victims, the Boards of Appeal, Whose Job Guarded Patent Quality]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/07/epo-as-self-promotion-platform/ Today, at the Expense of Millions (€) of EPO Budget, Benoît Battistelli and António Campinos Engage in Shameless Self Promotion]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/07/what-team-upc-wants/ What Team UPC Wants: Patent Trolls, Unified Patent Court (UPC), Software Patents, and Supplementary Protection Certificates (SPCs)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/05/ipkat-battistelli-bristows/ IP Kat as an Extension of Team UPC After Departure of the Blog's Founder]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/05/the-cuts-of-the-epo/ The Demise of the EPO and Collapse of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) May Mean That António Campinos Will Soon Fire ~15% of the Workforce]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/04/iam-and-epo-back-rubbing/ IAM and EPO Are Almost Inseparable]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/04/i-am-team-battistelli/ As European Patent Office Goes Down in Many Aspects/Respects (Quality, Employee Profiles and More) IAM --  the EPO's Mouthpiece -- Claims “Patent Renaissance”, Repeats EPO Lies]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/03/iam-serves-spanish-flavour/ Change of Government in Spain Does Not Change the Fact That Unitary Patent (UPC) Would be Terrible for Spanish Companies]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/02/epo-covers-up-corruption/ The European Patent Office Dominates Media Coverage in the Form of Paid-For Puff Pieces, Suppresses Coverage About Corruption]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/02/spanish-unitary-patent-propaganda/ Team UPC Turns to a Spanish 'Flavour' of Unitary Patent Propaganda (Just Like Last Year)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/06/01/in-gross-violation-of-german-law-as-per-epo-tradition-fronleichnam-stolen-by-benoit-battistelli/ In Gross Violation of German Law, as Per EPO Tradition, Fronleichnam 'Stolen' by Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/31/lobbying-and-saint-germain-en-laye/ The EPO's Lobbying Chief Apparently Came From Saint-Germain-en-Laye 2 Years After Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/31/software-patents-generally-going-away/ Software Patents Are a Dying Breed of Patents Except in China (and Maybe EPO)]</span> (partly about EPO)
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=== May ===
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/31/swpats-as-ict-cii-ai-and-4ir/ The EPO is Demolishing European Law With Terms Like ICT, CII, AI, and 4IR]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/31/ip-kat-upc-swpats/ IP Kat is Still Acting as a Propaganda Front for UPC (and EU Software Patents) Lobbying by US-Based Front Groups]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/30/toxic-financial-affairs-at-the-epo/ Märpel Looks at Benoît Battistelli's Toxic Financial Affairs at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffdd;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/30/system-lamy-epo-clone-part-3/ St. Germain’s “Système Lamy” and Its EPO Clone - Part 3: Shooting the Messengers and Defaming Opponents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/30/eurochambres-lobbying-upc/ EUROCHAMBRES is an Echo Chamber of the Patent Litigation 'Industry' Hoping to Mislead the EU's Competitiveness Council on UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/30/epo-corruption-and-gerrymandering/ The European Patent Office: From Patent Maximalism to Corruption and Gerrymandering]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/29/system-lamy-epo-clone-part-2/ St. Germain’s “Système Lamy” and Its EPO Clone - Part 2: Misinformation and Silencing of Dissent]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/29/system-lamy-epo-clone-part-1/ St. Germain’s “Système Lamy” and Its EPO Clone - Part 1: Rubber-stamp Committees and Secret Meetings]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/28/system-lamy-epo-clone-part-0/ Guest Series: Système Lamy and Système Battistelli at the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/27/swpats-and-upc-push/ Software Patents Advocacy and UPC Lies Go Hand in Hand]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/26/saint-germain-toxic-loans-index-of-six-at-end/ Index for EPO and Saint-Germain's Poisonous Legacy of "Toxic Loans" Series]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/26/saint-germain-toxic-loans-part-5/ Saint-Germain's Poisonous Legacy of "Toxic Loans": Quo Vadis EPO?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/26/saint-germain-toxic-loans-part-4/ Saint-Germain's Poisonous Legacy of "Toxic Loans": The SIDRU “Toxic Loan” Débâcle a Case of “Take the Money and Run...”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/25/epo-gdpr-spin/ EPO, a Longtime Privacy Offender, Uses General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Day to Lie to the Public]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/25/myth-that-upc-is-inevitable/ The Unitary Patent and the Unified Patent Court (UPC): This Week's Latest Spin and Lies]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/24/saint-germain-toxic-loans-part-3/ Saint-Germain's Poisonous Legacy of "Toxic Loans": The SIDRU “Toxic Loan” Débâcle and Criticism of Lamy From Local Opposition Groups]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/24/quality-cartoon/ New EPO Caricature: The Rubber Stamp]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/24/perpetuating-the-big-upc-lie/ Perpetuating the Big Lie That Unitary Patent (UPC) is About to Kick Off]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/23/morocco-tunisia-and-cambodia/ EPO Validation in Former French Colonies That Have Zero European Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/23/saint-germain-toxic-loans-part-2/ Saint-Germain's Poisonous Legacy of "Toxic Loans": The Cautionary Tale of SIDRU and Its “Toxic Loans”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/22/upc-france/ France is Irrelevant to Whether or Not UPC Ever Becomes a Reality, Moving/Outsourcing de Facto Patent Examination to European Courts Managed in/Presided by France]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/22/saint-germain-toxic-loans-part-1/ Saint-Germain's Poisonous Legacy of "Toxic Loans": The Emperor’s New Investment Guidelines]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/22/saint-germain-toxic-loans-part-0/ Saint-Germain's Poisonous Legacy of "Toxic Loans": Cautionary Tale for the EPO?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/20/unified-patent-court-campinos/ António Campinos Will Push Toward a France-Based Unified Patent Court (UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/19/alain-prunier-ilo-case/ Aurélien Pétiaud's ILO Case (EPO Appeal) an Early Sign That ILO Protects Abusers and Power, Not Workers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/18/systeme-battistelli/ Système Battistelli (ENArque) at the EPO is Inspired by Système Lamy in Saint-Germain-en Laye]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/17/fishy-things-in-st-germain/ Fishy Things Noticed Ahead of the Passage of a Lot of EPO Budget (Applicants' Money) to Battistelli's Other (and Simultaneous) Employer]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/17/epo-rewarding-abuse/ Today's EPO Financially Rewards Abuses and Violations of the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/17/epo-patent-grants/ So-Called 'System Battistelli' is Destroying the EPO, Warn Insiders]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/17/upc-continues-its-slow-collapse/ Rise in Patent Trolls' Activity in Germany Noted Amid Declining Patent Quality at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/17/battistelli-a-politician/ EPO's Battistelli Taking Days Off Work for Political 'Duties' (Parties) in His French Theatre Where He'll Bring Buckets of EPO Budget (EPO Stakeholders' Money)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/16/andane-remmal-part-3/ The EPO's 'Inventor Award' Scam: Part III]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/15/epo-extreme-patent-regime/ EPO Has Become Overzealous About Software Patents, Probably More So Than Almost Anywhere Else]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/15/epo-corrupt-and-dishonest/ The EPO Has Become Extremely Corrupt and Dishonest]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/14/readers-post-the-last-delusion-of-benoit-battistelli-before-his-departure-on-june-30th/ Reader's Post: The Last Delusion of Benoît Battistelli Before His Departure on June 30th]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/13/swpats-pr-spreading-like-cancer/ EPO-Funded Propaganda for Software Patents Reaches as Far as East Asia and the EPO Then Brags About That]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/13/battistelli-salary-in-saint-germain-en-laye/ Guest Article: Battistelli's Salary in Saint-Germain-en-Laye Nearly Quadrupled Last Year]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/12/epo-scandals-in-munich-and-in-the-hague/ EPO Staff Deprived and Denied Basic Rights, Even Justice, But Almost Nobody in the 'Mainstream' Wants to Talk About It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/12/eia17-remmal-patent-debunking/ The EPO's 'Inventor Award' Scam: Part II]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/10/malfunctioning-of-the-iloat/ Report on the (Mal)Functioning of the ILOAT From the 332nd Session of the ILO Governing Body]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/10/the-epo-inventor-award-scam/ The EPO's 'Inventor Award' Scam: Part I]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/10/epo-scandals-belated-coverage/ EPO Scandals Are Far Worse Than FIFA's (or Even Emissionsgate/Dieselgate), But Will European Media Belatedly Realise This?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/09/barker-brettell-is-wrong-on-upc/ Barker Brettell is Wrong About Unified Patent Court (UPC) and the United Kingdom]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/09/ceipi-and-scaring-workers/ Rumours Confirmed: Latest EPO Official Journal Misused to Promote Battistelli's (and Campinos') Employer, Another EPO Employee Has Just Been 'Corcoranised']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/09/upc-self-fulfilling-prophecy/ The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is Not Happening, But Kluwer Patent Blog Pretends It's Already in Force]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/09/squashing-examination/ EPO Policy (Squashing Examination) is Already Crashing Stocks, Destroying Companies]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/08/when-granting-patents-in-error-forward-pharma-and-boa-ptab/ Forward Pharma an Example of the Devastating Effect of Granting Patents in Error -- A Problem Appeal Boards Must Correct]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/08/new-saint-germain-en-laye-material/ Guest Article: More Battistelli Revelations From the Archives of the Municipal Council of Saint-Germain-en-Laye]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/07/rumour-and-unitary-patent/ Rumour: The European Patent Office Has Just 'Done a Patrick Corcoran' Again (Forced Removal)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/07/epo-destructive-path/ News From the Frontline: EPO Continues Unabated on Its Destructive Path]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/05/apple-and-window-breakers/ The European Patent Office's Decline in Patent Quality a 'Blessing' in Disguise But Mostly a Curse to Apple]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/05/if-anyone-has-defamed-the-european-patent-organisationoffice-epo-its-benoit-battistelli/ If Anyone Has Defamed the European Patent Organisation/Office (EPO) It's Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/05/jesper-kongstad-recalled/ The European Patent Organisation (EPO) Stopped Working and It's Also the Fault of Jesper Kongstad, Not Just Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbd1ff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/05/while-reading-epo-newsletters/ In the Latest EPO Official Journal (April's Publication) Battistelli's Next Employer is Mentioned Literally Hundreds of Times and Promoted in 20 Pages out of 75 Pages]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/04/inadmissible-for-echr/ From Saint-Germain-en-Laye to Strasbourg, Even the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) Might Side With Nicolas Sárközy's Thug at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/04/theranos-epo-fraud/ Elizabeth Holmes Charged With “Massive Fraud” and Team Battistelli Rushes to Distance Itself From Her]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/04/rigged-battistelli-election/ Guest Article: Benoît Battistelli's Election as Deputy Mayor Was Pre-announced in the Local Press]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/03/iam-bristows-megaphone/ Bristows LLP Already Uses Kluwer Patent Blog and IP Kat as Its UPC Megaphone, Now IAM as Well]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/03/uk-epidemic-of-patent-lawsuits/ Marks &amp; Clerk is Still Pushing Patent Maximalism Agenda in Europe and Britain, Including UPC/UPCA/Unitary Patent (UP)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/03/epo-kakistocracy/ The European Patent Office Has Become a Kakistocracy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/02/wrongly-granted-european-patents/ Not Enough Opposition/s to Wrongly-Granted European Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/01/printing-patents-with-no-patent-examination/ Battistelli's Alleged 'Success' is Like That of the United States Mint]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/01/lies-told-by-team-upc/ People Are Belatedly Asking All Those 'Awkward' Questions About UPC and the Lies Told by Team UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/05/01/battistelli-tad-scandal/ A Test for European Media: Will It Cover the Battistelli-TAD Scandal Like It Covered FIFA Scandals?]</span>
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=== April ===
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/30/epo-banana-republic-model/ The European Patent System is Nowadays Based on a 'Banana Republic' Model]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/29/ip-kat-and-iam/ Team UPC and Team Battistelli in IP Kat and IAM]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/29/epo-disseminating-false-facts/ Guest Article: Is the EPO Deliberately Disseminating “False Facts” About Benoît Battistelli's Political Activities in Saint-Germain-en-Laye?]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/29/gazette-swpats-lies/ EPO Gazette: The Obligatory EPO Propaganda That Paints an Oppressive Office as 'Fun and Games']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/29/holes-in-upca-pr-stunt/ Even Vocal Proponents of the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Admit That There Are 'Holes' in the Announcement From Sam Gyimah]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/29/unitary-patent-fdi-epo/ Short: EPO Paid for 'Study' (Corrupting Academia) to Push Unitary Patent Agenda, Then Advertised the Outcome]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/29/epo-powerpoint/ Short: The EPO is Limiting Itself to Microsoft Office and PowerPoint (the 'Special Relationship')]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/29/epo-more-atmosphere-of-fear/ Short: Adding a Sense of Fear/Perceived Threat to the EPO With Number Plate Recognition (Surveillance)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/28/epo-quality-quality-quality-quality/ Short: Quality, Quality, Quality, Quality. Just Keep Repeating This Lie and Hope It'll Stick.]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/28/sam-gyimah-upc-absurdity/ British Technology News Sites Point Out the Absurdity of Ratifying UPC in the UK Amid Brexit]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/28/software-patents-under-cii/ The EPO Grants Software Patents Under the 'CII' Umbrella, Mass Litigation in Europe Already a Problem]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/28/4ir-study-pr/ Short: EPO Brags About EPO-Bribed Media Covering EPO-Funded 'Study']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/28/merpel-revived/ In Protest of IP Kat No Longer Covering EPO Abuses, Märpel Rises in “R.I.P. Kat”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/28/4ir-and-software-patents/ Short: EPO Says That Most (Over 50%) of Patent Applications at the EPO Are Software Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/27/deliberately-ignoring-brexit/ Sam Gyimah Did What Was Expected Since 2016, But Unified Patent Court (UPC) is Still Completely Stuck in Most Important Country and Is Not Compatible With Brexit]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/27/epo-bribed-media/ Like a Cancer, EPO-Bribed Media Continues to Produce Puff Pieces for Benoît Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/26/world-ip-day/ World IP Day, a Propaganda Opportunity for Patent Maximalists, is Becoming More About Feminism]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/26/team-upc-ignoring-brexit/ Britain Has Not Fully Completed Unified Patent Court (UPC) Ratification and It Remains Incompatible With Brexit]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/26/upc-on-its-death-throes/ With Unified Patent Court (UPC) on Its Death Throes, Team UPC Now Resorts to Promoting Pertinent Parts of the Agreement (UPCA)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/26/reporting-benoit-battistelli/ Reporting Benoît Battistelli Before He Too 'Pulls a Željko Topić']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/25/synthetic-coverage-saint-germain-en-laye/ Battistelli Misuses EPO Budget to Saturate the European Media With Puff Pieces About His Event]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/25/fourth-lies-of-industrial-scales/ Battistelli's EPO Continues to Promote Software Patents and Even Pays the Media to Play Along, Impacting Other Continents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/24/battistelli-does-a-blatter-but-media-ignores/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Wastes a Lot of Money on External PR Agencies for Battistelli's 'Heist']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/24/epo-openly-advocates-software-patents/ Today's EPO is Not Compatible With the Law and It's Grossly Incompatible With Truth and Justice]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/23/holding-mr-battistelli-accountable/ Holding Benoît Battistelli Accountable After the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/22/epo-vendor-capture-by-patentism/ Today's European Patent Office Works for Patent Extremists and for Team UPC Rather Than for Europe or for Innovation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/22/destroying-for-self-enrichment/ The EPO is Dying and Those Who Have Killed It Are Becoming Very Rich in the Process]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/22/repeating-the-lie-about-quality/ Short: Just Keep Repeating the Lie (“Quality”) Until People Might Believe It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/22/battistelli-and-ssp/ EPO Hoards Billions of Euros (Taken From the Public), Decreases Quality to Get More Money, Reduces Payments to Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/21/funneling-epo-funds-to-battistelli-town/ Short: Calling Battistelli's Town (Where He Works) “Force for Innovation” to Justify the Funneling of EPO Funds to It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/21/short-epo-bribes-the-media-and-then-brags-about-the-paid-for-outcome-to-staff/ Short: EPO Bribes the Media and Then Brags About the Paid-for Outcome to Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/21/epo-working-party-for-quality/ Short: EPO's “Working Party for Quality” is to Quality What the “Democratic People's Republic of Korea” is to Democracy]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/21/message-from-the-epo-president/ Short: This Spring's Message From the EPO's President (Corrected)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/21/misleading-and-unscientific-epo-graphics/ Short: Highly Misleading and Unscientific Graphics From the EPO for an Illusion of Growth]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/21/granting-software-patents-in-eu/ Short: EPO Explains to Examiners Why They Should and Apparently Can Grant Software Patents (in Spite of EPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/19/epo-puff-pieces-galore/ When News About the EPO is Dominated by Sponsored 'Reports' and Press Releases Because Publishers Are Afraid of (or Bribed by) the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/19/boards-of-appeal-report/ The Boards of Appeal at the European Patent Organisation (EPO) Complain That They Are Understaffed, Not Just Lacking the Independence They Depend on]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/18/holding-battistelli-accountable/ Guest Post: Responding to Your Recent Posting “The European Patent Office Will Never Hold Its Destroyers Accountable”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/18/decline-of-epo/ The EPO in 2018: Partnering With Saudi Arabia and Cambodia (With Zero European Patents)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/17/patent-quality-epo-lies/ The EPO Continues to Lie About Patent Quality Whilst Openly Promoting Software Patents, Even Outside Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/17/trust-is-broken-quality-in-decline/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Grants Patents in Error, Insiders Are Complaining That It's the Management's Fault]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/16/no-hope-after-immunity-expires/ The European Patent Office Will Never Hold Its Destroyers Accountable]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/16/epo-liars/ With Liars Like These...]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/14/patent-buzzwords/ Killing Patent Quality and Encouraging ‘Covert’ Software Patents Using the Buzzwords Du Jour]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/14/epo-quality-levels/ Crisis of Quality at the EPO Extends to Staff (Notably Examiners) and Management as Institutional Integrity is Severely Compromised]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/14/blockchaining-of-software-patents/ The 'Blockchaining' of Software Patents (to Dodge the Rules/Guidelines) Now Coming to Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/11/saint-germain-en-laye-battistelli/ One Last Battistelli Heist: Millions of Euros for Saint-Germain-en-Laye]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/10/epo-and-oil-india-limited/ EPO in 'Low Profile' Mode, Only to be Mentioned in Relation to India's Oil Drilling/Miners]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/07/patent-maximalists-against-patent-quality/ Patent Maximalists Against Patent Quality and Against the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Organisation (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/07/upc-likely-dead-for-good/ Team UPC’s and Team Battistelli's Lobbying Not Over Yet, Even Though the UPC is Likely Dead for Good]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/05/low-cost-sipo-europe/ 'SIPO Europe': More Low-Quality Patents at Lower Costs]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/04/epo-quality/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Will Need to Acknowledge It Has a Patent Quality Issue, Then Tackle It or Perish]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/03/mass-litigation-lobby/ The Mass Litigation Lobby Craves for Patent Armageddon]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/03/benoit-battistellis-era-yields-not-only-invalid-and-harmful-monopolies-but-also-breeds-distrust-and-layoffs/ Benoît Battistelli's Era Yields Not Only Invalid and Harmful Monopolies But Also Breeds Distrust and Layoffs]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/01/us-patent-office-cio-watchdog/ Anonymous USPTO Whistleblower Explained Internal Management Affairs Last Month]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/01/early-certainty-from-google/ (Joke) António Campinos Withdraws From Plan to Directly Run the EPO, Patent Office to be Run by Google ‘AI’ Instead]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/04/01/epo-is-untrustworthy/ EPO is Untrustworthy]</span>
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=== March ===
 +
 
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/29/senator-jean-yves-leconte-on-epo/ Senator Jean-Yves Leconte Accuses EPO and/or ILO of Injustice, But Don't Expect Media to Notice or Cover It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/29/epo-patent-scope-criticised/ Patent Quality, Not Quantity, is What Really Matters]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/27/uk-ipo-lobbying-by-team-battistelli/ The Administrative Council of the EPO Continues to Reaffirm Complicity in Battistelli's Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/27/survey-epo-patent-quality/ Professionals' Survey: Almost Everybody (90%) Accepts That EPO Patent Quality Has Fallen Under Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/25/european-patent-office-bonus-scandal/ Benoît Battistelli the Latest Example of Massive Bonuses Given to People Who Destroyed Their Own Organisation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/24/prb-at-sipo/ China's Equivalent of PTAB and BoA, the Patent Reexamination Board (PRB), Can Confirm Some Chinese Patents Are of Low Quality]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/23/epo-and-upc-denial/ Team Battistelli and Team UPC Are Both Very Deep in Denial]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccd1ee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/23/battistelli-nicolas-sarkozy/ Guest Post: Battistelli's Former “Padrone” Facing Corruption Charges in France]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/23/externalising-the-epo-costs/ The European Patent Office’s (EPO) Declining Patent Quality 'Tackled' by Making Appeals/Oppositions Harder and More Expensive]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/22/battistelli-campinos-transition-2018/ The Federation of International Civil Servants' Association: Frenchman “Campinos is Known for Having Close Ties to Mr. Battistelli Who Strongly Supported His Candidacy.”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/22/jp-cn-patent/ Japan is Becoming Firmer on Patents, Whereas China Goes in the Opposite Direction]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/22/battistelli-and-patent-trolls-in-europe/ Battistelli's Ongoing Attacks on the Boards Are Helping Unitary Patent (UPC), Which in Turn Helps French Patent Trolls]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/21/last-chance-to-demonstrate-against-battistelli/ SUEPO: “Today May Be Your Last Chance to Demonstrate Against the Seriously Flawed Reforms That Mr Battistelli Has Imposed” on EPO Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/20/epo-reliant-on-china-for-distraction/ Battistelli's EPO Became Extremely Reliant on China for Distraction and on Endless Supply of Applications (Supply Which Doesn't Exist)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/18/iam-deflection/ UPC/Battistelli Booster IAM Blames Brexit Rather Than EPO Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/18/european-commission-and-epo/ European Commission Again Urged to Tackle Abuses at the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/17/luxembourg-patent-trolls-and-epo/ Luxembourg Can Become a Hub of Patent Trolls If the EPO Carries on With Its 'Reforms', Even Without the UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/17/epo-patent-printing-machine/ The Patent 'Printing Machine' of the EPO Will Spawn Many Lawsuits and Extortions (Threats of Lawsuits), in Effect Taxing Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/16/deleted-epo-tweets/ Deleted EPO Tweets and Promotion of Software Patents Amid Complaints About Abuse and Demise of Patent Quality]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/16/whitewashing-zeljko-topic/ Guest Post: Suspected “Whitewashing” Operations by Željko Topić in Croatia]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/15/epo-petition-and-media-blackout/ Monumental Effort to Highlight Decline in Quality of European Patents (a Quarter of Examiners Sign Petition in Spite of Fear), Yet Barely Any Press Coverage]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/15/conflating-upc-critics-with-afd/ Careful Not to Conflate UPC Critics With AfD or Anti-EU Elements]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/15/epo-decline-in-terms-of-patent-quality/ EPO Staff Has Just Warned the National Delegates That EPO's Decline (in Terms of Patent Quality and Staff Welfare) Would Be Beneficial to Patent Trolls]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/14/battistelli-ruins-epo/ The EPO is a Mess Under Battistelli and Stakeholders Including Law Firms Will Suffer, Not Just EP Holders]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/14/epo-like-prc-under-xi-and-cpc/ The EPO Under Battistelli Has Become Like China Under Xi and CPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/13/power-over-vulnerable-staff/ Willy Minnoye (EPO) Threatened Staff With Disabilities Said to Have Been Caused by the EPO Work Pressures]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/13/administrative-council-awareness-of-hr-crisis/ EPO Staff Union Organises Protest to Complain About Inability “of the Office to Recruit the Highly Qualified Staff it Needs.”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/13/godwin-law-in-upc-debate/ Battistelli Likes to Describe His Critics as 'Nazis', Team UPC Will Attempt the Same Thing Against UPC Critics]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/13/bavaria-to-discuss-epo/ Session in Bavaria to Discuss the Abuses of the European Patent Office Later Today]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/12/making-european-patents-worthless/ EPO Patent 'Growth' Not Achieved But Demanded/Mandated by Battistelli, by Lowering Quality of Patents/Services]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/12/question-of-independence/ Doubt Over Independence of Judges at the EPO Clouds Reason in Deciding Regarding Patents on Life]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/10/freie-wahler-motion/ Glimmer of Hope for the EPO's Boards of Appeal as Bavarian Parliament 'Regroups' on Tuesday]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/09/paying-the-media-for-pr/ The EPO's PR Department Receives Return on Investment (Puff Pieces) for Paying the Media]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/08/european-patent-office-patent-scope/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Ought to Lead in Patent Scope, Not Slide to the Bottom of the Pile]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/08/attacking-bessen-et-al/ Patent Trolls and Their Lobbyists Continue to Attack Academics Who Warn About Patent Trolls in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/08/epo-pr-agencies-seed-misinformation/ EPO Hires External PR Agencies to Control Coverage of Its Annual Report, Deny Investigative Journalism]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/08/making-epo-staff-redundant/ Benoît Battistelli and Confidants Like Bergot Want to Make a Lot of EPO Staff Redundant Without the Staff Ever Noticing]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/07/afd-on-upc/ The Right-Wing Alternative für Deutschland Opposes Unitary Patent (UPC), Just Like UKIP in Britain]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/07/guest-post-epo-defrauds-small-patent-applicant-company-asha-nutrition-sciences-in-collusion-with-applicants-own-lawyer/ Guest Post: EPO Defrauds Small Patent Applicant Company, Asha Nutrition Sciences, in Collusion with Applicant’s Own Lawyer…]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/07/epo-annual-results-2017/ EPO Annual Results/Report: Revenue From Patent Applications is Apparently Down Yet Again and Work is Running Out]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/06/trolls-deny-trolling/ There's No Patent Trolls Problem in Europe, Say Law Firms That Represent and Front for Patent Trolls]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/06/epo-results-alternative-facts/ The European Patent Office is Buying 'Alternative Facts' and Its Annual Report Will be More of the Same]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/06/quality-of-european-patents-going-down/ Dr. Thorsten Bausch: Quality of European Patents Going Down, “Likely Caused by the Current EPO Policy Focusing too Much on 'Production'.”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/06/upc-and-constitutional-issues/ UPC and Beyond: Constitutional Issues Cannot be Brushed Under the Carpet]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/03/epo-and-upc-watch-your-step/ EPO Annual Report Will Dominate the News Next Week, Whereas Unitary Patent (UPC) is a Goner]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/03/decline-in-patent-quality-annual-report/ Next Week's Annual Report From the EPO Will Say Nothing About Decline in Patent Quality]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/02/censorship-at-the-epo/ Battistelli's Last Four Months: Peak Censorship at the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/02/streisand-effect-bergot/ Élodie Bergot Meets Barbra Streisand: Here is the Letter the EPO's Bergot is Trying Really Hard to Hide/Censor]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/01/epo-causes-whistleblowing/ European Patent Office (EPO) in Chaos and Attempting to Silence the Staff Would Only Exacerbate Matters]</span>       
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/01/bristows-epo-upc-brexit/ The Latest Bristows Spin Distracts From the Fact that Britain Has No Intention of Ratifying UPC and Brexit Agreement Altogether Omits It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/01/elodie-bergot-threatens-again/ Élodie Bergot Threatens Staff Representatives Who Spread Information About the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/01/tricking-for-upc/ The UPC is Dead, But Team UPC is Lying to British Politicians in an Effort to Trick Them]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/01/extreme-situation-at-the-epo/ USF Warns Campinos (EPO President in 4 Months) of “Extreme” Situation at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/01/epo-patents-on-nature/ The European Patent Office (EPO) Should Lead the Way in Combating Patents on Nature and on Life]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/03/01/epo-uspto-appointments/ Similar Scandal at the USPTO (to Battistelli's Nepotism) and Upcoming Lies About 'Results' (in Annual Report, Out Next Week)]</span>
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=== February ===
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/27/epo-appeal-boards-vice-president/ The EPO's Appeal Boards Remain Utterly Dependent and Far From Impartial After Battistelli's Assault on Their Independence]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/27/silence-on-unified-patent-court/ EPO Refuses to Admit that Unified Patent Court (UPC) is Dead, But It's Boosting Others Who Are Lying About It for a Living]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/25/bristows-boa-spin/ Changes Introduced by the EPO's Administrative Council Made It Abundantly Clear That Separation of Powers Does Not Exist for Independence of Judges]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/23/team-upc-spreading-falsehoods/ The Unified Patent Court (UPC) is Dead, But Spin From Team UPC is Now Abundant]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/23/epo-roundup-profile/ EPO Roundup: Low Profile, Employment Changes, Patent Trolls, Refusal to Obey Courts, and Animal Breeding Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/22/denying-upc-facts/ As Expected, Bristows and Others Already Lying About UPC Status in Germany, But Doing This Anonymously (to Dodge Accountability for Lies)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/22/attacks-on-epo-staff-and-boa/ Further Attacks on EPO Staff and the Appeal Boards; Former EPO Boards of Appeal Member Speaks About EPO Scandals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/21/bundesverfassungsgericht-upc/ End of the UPC Lobby and Withdrawal of UPCA May Seem Imminent]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/21/board-28-insecure-jobs/ EPO's Board 28 Spikes Article 53 in CA/3/18, Apparently After Battistelli Withdrew It]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/21/epo-layoffs/ Rumour: European Patent Office to Lay Off a Significant Proportion of Its Workforce]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/20/bristows-and-iam-against-facts/ The Patent Trolls' Lobby, Bristows and IAM Among Others, Downplays Darts-IP/IP2Innovate Report About Rising If Not Soaring Troll Activity in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/20/patent-systems-at-the-hands-of-machines/ The Patent Microcosm's Embrace of Buzzwords and False Marketing Strives to Make Patent Examiners Redundant and Patent Quality Extremely Low]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/20/epo-abuses-in-bavaria/ Today, at 12:30 CET, Bavarian State Parliament Will Speak About EPO Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/20/patent-quality-warning/ Another Loud Warning From EPO Workers About the Decline of Patent Quality]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/18/team-upc-languishes/ UPC Optimism Languishes Even Among Paid UPC Propagandists Such as IAM]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/17/unified-patent-court-damage/ UPC Has Done Nothing for Europe Except Destruction of the EPO and Imminent Layoffs Due to Lack of Applications and Lowered Value of European Patents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/15/epo-bavarian-state-parliament-debate/ Bavarian State Parliament Has Upcoming Debate About Issues Which Can Thwart UPC for Good]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/15/from-model-office-to-mass-layoffs/ The EPO is Being Destroyed and There's Nothing Left to Replace It Except National Patent Offices]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/15/lies-about-unitary-patent/ The Latest Lies About Unitary Patent (UPC) and the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/15/epo-voices/ Speech Deficit and No Freedom of Association at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/14/team-upc-fake-news/ No, Britain is Not Ratifying 'Unitary' Anything, But Team UPC Insinuates It Will (Desperate Effort to Affect Tomorrow's Outcome)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/14/epo-granting-as-many-patents-as-possible/ The EPO's Paid Promotion of Software Patents Gets Patent Maximalists All Excited and Emboldened]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/14/epo-censors-central-staff-committee/ The EPO Now Censors the Central Staff Committee Like It Used to Censor SUEPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/13/epo-swpats-buzzwords/ Watch Out for Buzzwords That Are Used to Mask Patents on Software, Even in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/13/rejecting-maximalists-at-epo/ EPO Opposition to CRISPR Patents Has Wide-Ranging and Far-Reaching Impact, But Mind Not the Lobbyists]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/12/patent-maximalism-coup-is-failing/ Patent Maximalists Won't Get Their Way and UPC Will Likely Never Happen (Even After Battistelli)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/11/pharma-patents-pharma-and-biotech-ip-summit/ Pharma Patents Have Become Harder to Enforce, So IAM Together With the Patent Microcosm Sets Up Lobbying Events]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #cccc99;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/11/ptab-numbers-and-other-statistics/ Statistics About Patents in the US Are Encouraging as These Suggest Ongoing Improvements]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/11/resistance-to-upc-and-epo-tyranny/ In Spite of Suppression Attempts, Resistance to UPC and EPO Tyranny Still Enters Kluwer Patent Blog]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/10/iam-in-bed-with-battistelli/ The Relationship Between IAM and the EPO's President Battistelli Tightens Further After Payments for UPC Promotion]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/10/ethical-lapses-and-upc/ Lawyer Fraud and the Unified Patent Court (UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/09/upc-pressure-group/ Team UPC is Working Overtime to Impose UPC on Europe, Based on a Pile of Lies]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/09/epo-1984/ The EPO's Working Party on Quality is Battistelli's Own Ministry of Truth]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/08/iam-met-the-epo/ When INPI Met INPI and IAM Met the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/08/upc-lobby-vs-boa/ The UPC Lobby Wants to Crush the Boards of Appeal (BoA) While EPO Changes Rules of Procedure of the BoA]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/08/fnv-and-mark-rutte/ Mark Rutte Under Pressure to Stop Battistelli's EPO From Violating Laws With Impunity]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/07/team-upc-resorts-to-paid-articles-and-lobbying-with-battistelli-in-an-effort-to-cause-the-uk-and-germany-to-ignore-their-own-laws/ Team UPC Resorts to Paid 'Articles' and Lobbying With Battistelli in an Effort to Cause the UK and Germany to Ignore Their Own Laws]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/07/india-rejecting-patent-maximalists/ Patent Filings in India Are Declining, Just Like at the European Patent Office]</span> (partly about EPO)
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/06/fourth-industrial-revolution-swpats/ Battistelli Works With IAM and Pays European Media to Promote Software Patents in Europe]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/04/swpats-epo-battistelli/ IAM Magazine, Authored by Benoît Battistelli, is Rubbish Compared to Patent Scholars]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/03/lexorbis-and-nlo/ India and Europe Do Not Permit Software Patents, But Patent Law Firms Try to Work Around the Law]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/03/parliamentary-assembly-of-the-council-of-europe-pace-on-jurisdictional-immunity-of-international-organisations-and-rights-of-their-staff/ Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on "Jurisdictional Immunity of International Organisations and Rights of Their Staff"]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/03/vision-of-unaccountable-upc/ The European Council Confirms That the Unitary/Unified Patent Court Agreement (UPCA) is “Outside the Legal Framework of the European Union”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/02/01/casual-law-breaking/ Too Much to Cover Up at the EPO, the UN, and UN Agencies]</span>
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=== January ===
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/31/team-upc-insulting-the-critics/ The UPC/SEP/FRAND Lobby Has Resorted to Just Insulting the Opposition]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/31/patent-injustice-at-the-epo/ Patent Justice at the EPO is as Bad as Justice for Workers]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/31/kluwer-on-investment-bank-epo/ Even Kluwer Patent Blog Decides to Comment on the EPO's Bizarre Financial Behaviour]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/30/the-epo-ilo-and-the-upc/ The Failure of ILO’s Administrative Tribunal Highlights Poor State of Justice in Europe and Worldwide]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/30/no-epo-certainty-just-early-certainty/ A Danish Company Has Just Collapsed Due to Patent Quality Issues at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/30/ilo-for-union-busting/ ILO Has Once Again Let Down Labour at the EPO by Siding With Union Busters]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/30/letter-patrick-corcoran-exile/ The EPO's Central Staff Committee Explains How Battistelli's Attacks on Judge Corcoran Annul Any Perception of Independence]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/27/upc-delays-and-cipa-lies/ Another Blow for the Unitary Patent (UPC) as More Delays Are Confirmed, Court Won't Rule on Constitutional Issues Any Time Soon]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/27/patents-on-life-epo/ Patents on Life at the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/27/epo-quality-at-peril/ Quality of Service and Quality of Patents at the EPO Are Both at Peril]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/26/latest-on-corcoran-incident/ The Corcoran Incident Demonstrates That the EPO's Boards of Appeal Are Threatened and Battistelli Violates Laws]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/26/stephen-jones-meets-battistelli/ The 'Collusion': IP Kat's (Until Recently) Stephen Jones Meets Battistelli to Lobby for the Unitary Patent (UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/25/sam-gyimah-replacing-jo-johnson/ Sam Gyimah Replaced Jo Johnson More Than a Fortnight Ago, But Team UPC Has Ignored It Until Now]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/25/epo-still-refusing-to-obey-court-orders/ The EPO is Already in Violation of ILO Rulings on Judge Corcoran]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/25/upc-is-not-compatible-with-law/ A European Unitary Patent-Like System (e.g. UPC) is Not Compatible With Law; Expect it to Rot Away at the German Federal Constitutional Court]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/25/justice-at-the-epo-and-iloat/ Justice Still Elusive at the EPO and ILOAT, But a Glimmer of Hope Remains]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/24/team-upc-alternative-facts/ Team UPC Has Been Reduced to Rubble and Misinformation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/24/opposition-at-epo/ CRISPR Patent Debacle Demonstrated That Opposition Divisions Do Their Job, But Also Highlighted Serious Deficiency in Patent-Granting Process]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/23/crisis-of-patents-at-the-epo/ Confidence in European Patents (EPs) is Eroding and Stakeholders Are Already Suffering]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/23/epo-boa-constantly-pushed-around/ Even More Uncertain a Future for the Independence of the EPO Boards of Appeal as Judge Corcoran Too Gets Sent to 'Exile']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/23/more-wolters-kluwer-censorship/ The Response to Accusations of Censorship by Team UPC? Yet More Censorship to Shield UPC From Criticism]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/22/new-low-for-team-upc/ Team UPC Calls Critics of the UPC Idiots, Deletes Their Comments, and Blocks Them]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/22/crispr-at-the-epo/ How the Opposition to CRISPR Patents at the EPO Sent Shockwaves Through the Industry]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/20/revoked-european-patents/ Patent Quality (Not Numbers) as an Asset: Oppositions, Appeals and Rejections at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/19/epo-patent-scope-gone-awry/ The EPO Ignores This Week's Decision Which Demonstrates Patent Scope Gone Awry; Software Patents Brought Up Again]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/18/epo-patent-prosecution-highway/ Patent Prosecution Highway: Low-Quality Patents for High-Frequency Patent Aggressors]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/18/patent-microcosm-on-crispr/ Press Coverage About the EPO Board Revoking Broad's CRISPR Patent]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/17/genetics-dna-crispr-epo-patents/ No Patents on Life (CRISPR), Said EPO Boards of Appeal Just a Few Hours Ago]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/17/patrick-corcoran-threatened/ Only Two Weeks on the Job, Judge Patrick Corcoran is Already Being Threatened by EPO Management]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/17/boa-crispr-patentss/ EPO Board of Appeal Has an Opportunity to Stop Controversial Patents on Life]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/16/sinking-to-upc-lies/ EPO Management and Team UPC Carry on Lying About Unified Patent Court, Sinking to New Lows in the Process]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/15/unified-patent-court-sunk-by-epo/ EPO Scandals Played a Considerable Role in Sinking the Unified Patent Court (UPC)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/14/epo-physical-harm/ European Patent Office Causes Physical Harm to Employees, Then Fires Them]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/14/battistelli-and-money/ Battistelli Was Always (Right From the Start and Since Candidacy) All About Money]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #55ddbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/14/epo-no-functional-separation-of-powers/ “Under the Intergovernmental EPC System It is Difficult to Speak of a Functional Separation of Powers”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddddff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/14/newer-buzzwords-for-swpats/ Automotives, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 Among the Buzz Terms Used to Bypass Alice and the EPC Nowadays]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/14/jesper-kongstad-and-battistelli-working-together/ EPC Foresaw the Administrative Council Overseeing the Patent Office, Jesper Kongstad Made It “Working Together”]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/14/blaming-the-union/ 2010: Blaming the Messenger (SUEPO) for Staff Unhappiness at the European Patent Office (EPO)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/14/epo-deterioration-of-working-conditions/ 2010: Deterioration of Working Conditions (e.g. Office Space) for EPO Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/14/budget-at-the-epo/ Budget at the EPO Decided Before Consultation]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ddffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/13/disregarding-ilo/ Less Than Half a Year in the Job, Battistelli Already Disobeys/Disregards Rulings From ILO's Tribunal]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/13/epo-nomination-rules/ Only Half a Year in the Job, Battistelli Breaks EPO Nomination Rules]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #11ffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/13/the-annotated-european-patent-convention/ Dr. Derk Visser's Book About the European Patent Convention (EPC) Explains What Battistelli Has Done]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/13/misinformation-about-upc/ Late on a Friday is a Good Time to Spread Misinformation About Unified Patent Court (UPC) Without Being Challenged]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/11/de-submissions-from-team-upc/ EPO Lobby and Team UPC's 'Resistance' to the UPC Opposition in Germany]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/11/next-ilo-at-session/ 126th Session of the ILO Administrative Tribunal is Around the Corner and EPO Staff Representatives Will Have Their Cases Heard Soon]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/10/juri-and-epo/ The European Parliament JURI Mission to Munich Looks Like Complicity With EPO Abuses]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/10/numbers-on-low-patent-quality/ Benoît Battistelli Lies About Patent Quality; the Numbers Speak for Themselves However]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/10/uk-disarray-for-upc/ Jo Johnson's Departure is Another Major Blow for Team UPC (Unified Patent Court)]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/09/epo-gac-access-to-information/ Battistelli's Year 1 at EPO: General Advisory Committee Not Being Provided Crucial Information]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeddaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/09/epo-staff-dignity/ Battistelli's Year 1 at EPO: Using 'Staff Dignity' as a Pretext to Attack the Dignity of EPO Staff and Staff Representatives]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #aaeeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/09/germany-epo-pensions/ Possible Explanation for German Media Barely Covering Very Major EPO Scandals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/09/patent-quality-value/ For European Patents to Maintain Value the EPO Must Fix Patent Quality and Attract 'Expensive' (High-Calibre) Staff]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/08/pthw-epo/ President Battistelli Silently Curtailed Part Time Home Working Introduced by His British Predecessor, Alison Brimelow]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/08/chief-information-officer-of-the-epo/ How the Creation of a Role for 'Chief Information Officer' at the EPO Came About]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/07/bristows-llp-masked/ Anonymous “Kluwer Patent Blogger” is Probably Just Bristows LLP Hiding Its Identity While It Publicly Lies or Distorts Facts About UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/06/epo-audit-committee-recalled/ The Mystery and Secrecy of the Decision to Disband the EPO's Auditory Function After Battistelli Became President]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/06/epo-iac-disregard-for-justice/ Shortly After His EPO Appointment Benoît Battistelli Already Ignored the Judicial System of the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/06/epo-ignoring-the-gac/ Staff of the EPO Has Had No Concrete Participatory Role at the EPO for at Least 7 Years]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/06/gac-ignored-by-battistelli/ President Battistelli Has Acted Like a King Since His Early Days at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #cceeff;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/06/epo-hr-roadmap/ Élodie Bergot's HR Roadmap Explained by EPO Staff Representatives]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbbbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/06/epo-patent-quality-issue/ The European Patent Office Suffers an Unprecedented Patent Quality Crisis Reminiscent of the World's Worst Offices]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/06/paid-for-lies-regarding-upc/ Sane Responses to the Latest Pressure From Team UPC Amid Brexit Negotiations]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/05/unitary-patent-ad-hominem/ The EPO's Attack on the Boards of Appeal Dooms the Unitary Patent (UPC) and Team UPC Alters Its Tactics]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/03/battistelli-is-king/ Translation Shows That Carl Josefsson and Christoph Ernst Refuse to Comment on EPO Injustice as It Might Embarrass Battistelli]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eebbcc;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/03/threats-to-epc-and-upc/ Battistelli's Attacks on Judge Corcoran Threaten Not Only the EPC But Also UPC]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/03/neue-bewertungen-epo/ Job Applicants at the EPO Disappointed, Reference Made in Interview to Slavery]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffee;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/03/european-patent-organisation-lies/ EPO Management Claims “Higher Quality Patents” and Everyone at the EPO Knows That It's a Face-Saving Lie]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ffaa88;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/02/epc-and-upc-are-in-crisis/ 2018 Starts at the EPO and Both EPC and UPC Are in State of Crisis]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/02/epo-investment-bank/ EPO Has Become an 'Investment Bank']</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/01/separation-of-powers-obliterated/ Raw: Separation of Powers Obliterated by EPO President and Vice-Presidents]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/01/gac-composition-not-legal/ Raw: Battistelli's Stacking of the General Advisory Committee Not Legal, Asserted Staff Representatives]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/01/raw-battistelli-puts-team-battistelli-in-charge-of-scrutinising-his-proposals/ Raw: Battistelli Puts ‘Team Battistelli’ in Charge of ‘Scrutinising’ His Proposals]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dafada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/01/ilo-and-gac/ Raw: EPO Violates ILO Rulings by Denying the Consultation Process Access to Vital Information]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #dadada;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/01/raw-justice-at-the-epo-sometimes-comes-before-death/ Raw: Justice at the EPO Sometimes Comes Before Death]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/01/epo-money-grabbing-operation/ EPO Insiders: EPO Has Become a Hoarder Rather Than a Patent Office]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #bbffa1;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/01/kraft-as-epo-cio/ Raw: Battistelli Comes Up With a "Chief Information Officer" Role and Offers This Position to Man From Same Place as Him]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/01/csc-on-upper-limb-disorder-at-epo/ Raw: Central Staff Committee Explains the Upper Limb Disorder (ULD) Crisis at the EPO]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #eeffaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/01/nye-days-off-epo/ Raw: The EPO's Disregard for Christmas and New Year's Days Off]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #ccffbb;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/01/iib-inpadoc-and-epo/ How Institut International des Brevets (IIB), INPADOC and Other Historic Endeavours Relate to EPO and DG1/DG2]</span>
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*<span style="background-color: #99ccaa;">[http://techrights.org/2018/01/01/lionel-baranes-recalled/ Not Everyone Would Run the European Patent Office Like Benoît Battistelli Does]</span>

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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

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