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Several large companies that include [[Microsoft]], [[IBM]], Philips and [[Nokia]] have been lobbying the European Parliament and the [[EPO]] for software patents in Europe. This poses a threat to Free/libre software and we've covered this in the posts beneath.
Several large companies that include [[Microsoft]], [[IBM]], Philips and [[Nokia]] have been lobbying the European Parliament and the [[EPO]] for software patents in Europe. This poses a threat to Free/libre software and we've covered this in the posts beneath.
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== 2020 ==
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/05/23/swpats-racket/ The EPO Continues to Publicly Brag About Granting Illegal Patents to Fake 'Production' (It's Not Really Production But Abuse of the Granting Authority)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/05/21/epo-buzzwords-and-bullcrap/ The Industrial Revolution 5.0 (or 6.0) - Symptom of Totally Incompetent Management at the European Patent Office]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/05/17/epo-as-force-of-occupation/ It is Not Possible to Prevent Software Patent Grants in Europe as Long as the EPO is Profoundly Corrupt and the EU Looks the Other Way]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/05/09/swpats-eff-europe/ EFF Should Also Speak About the EPO Granting Software Patents Against the Law]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/28/patents-on-mathematics/ EPO: A Lawless Institution That Makes Its Staff Look Bad]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/25/greenwashing-and-epo/ Greenwashing and Peace-washing Patents We Can Never Coexist With (and the Law Forbids Anyway)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/25/bring-on-the-junk-patents/ USPTO and EPO Openly Brag About Breaking the (Case)Law to Grant Software Patents That Courts Would Reject, Even the Very Highest Courts]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/19/swpats-buzzwords-pr/ European Law Firms Are Marketing Illegal Software Patents Using Meaningless Buzzwords]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/17/pandemic-as-opportunity/ EPO Management is Trying to Violate the EPC and Justify Its Illegal Software Patent Grants During a Pandemic's Peak]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/14/technical-computer-implemented-digital-videogame-ai-on-the-blockchain/ Technical Computer-Implemented Digital Videogame AI on the Blockchain]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/13/epc-mask/ Mask Against the European Patent Convention]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/13/unified-lying/ Almost a Month Later Lies Persist About the “Fate of the Unified Patent Court” and Software Patents It Was Supposed to Introduce/Cement]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/11/swpats-inflation/ The European Patent Office Admits That It's Faking Its 'Results' by Granting Loads of Illegal Software Patents]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/09/illegal-swpats-in-covid-era/ Coronavirus Has Not Slowed Down the EPO's Promotion of Illegal Software Patents]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/07/epo-worse-than-uspto/ Software Patents Remain Junk Patents in the United States (Not Enforceable), Whereas the EPO Keeps Granting Them and Promoting Them]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/05/epo-digitalisation-and-digital-technologies/ Digitalisation and Digital Technologies as a Ploy to Justify Illegal Software Patents]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/03/digital-communication-digitalisation-swpats/ Digital Communication, Digitalisation and Videogaming Among the EPO's Latest Smokescreens for Illegal and Abstract Patents on Algorithms]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/04/03/swpats-emotional-blackmail/ Emotional Blackmail for Illegal Software Patents]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/03/27/patents-on-software-2020-guidelines/ Faking Production With Fake Patents on Software]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/03/11/swpats-2020/ The Battle Against Software Patents Rages on]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/03/01/no-media-only-webinars/ The Next Task is Defeating European Software Patents Because the Media Certainly Isn't Doing Its Job]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/02/25/euipo-swpats/ The EU's EUIPO Will Later Today Help the EPO (Run by EUIPO's Former Chief) Promote Illegal Software Patents]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/01/29/swpats-scavenging/ Patent Scavenging or Racing to the Bottom of Patent Quality]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/01/27/hey-hi-ai-swpats/ EPO: Goodbye to the Rule of Law and Hey Hi, AI!]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/01/22/software-patents-advocacy/ Poor Excuses for Granting Poor (and Often Illegal/Invalid) Patents]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/01/05/airbnb-epo/ European Patent Office (EPO) Granting Patents on Surveillance Software]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/01/04/eu-patent-office/ We Will Never Have a Meaningful Debate About Patents When the Media Calls Algorithms “AI” and the EPO is Called “EU Patent Office”]
== 2019 ==
== 2019 ==
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/12/25/epo-lawlessness-g119/ EPO G 1/19 (Software Patents Case) Already Compromised by Overt Violations of the European Patent Convention (EPC)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/12/24/dabus-epo/ EPO Throws DABUS Under the Bus... But for the Wrong Reasons]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/12/21/oh-hi-too-much-hey-hi/ The EPO Likes “Hey Hi” (AI) Only When It Lets Actual Humans Fake 'Production']
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/12/14/epo-bribing-publishers/ Only the EPO Goes as Far as Bribing Publishers (the Media) to Promote Software Patents and Publish Fictional Stories]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/12/12/illegal-swpats-at-epo/ EPO Promoting Software Patents in Countries Where These Are Illegal]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/12/09/upc-protest/ Demonstration Against Unitary Software Patents, Thursday 12 Dec in Brussels]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/12/07/de-epo-for-law-firms/ Fake European Patents (on Algorithms) Leading to Fake Embargoes]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/12/01/antonio-campinos-swpats-blockchain/ The EPO's President Admits He's Illegally Granting Software Patents (CII, 4IR, IoT, AI and Blockchain Mean Software Patents at the EPO)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/12/01/corbyn-leak-swpats/ Maximalists Cherry-Picking the So-Called 'Corbyn' 'Leak' for Their Patent Agenda While the US Lobbies Britain for Software Patents and Worse]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/11/22/global-patent-warming-2019/ Global Patent Warming]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/11/09/artificial-intelligence-ai-swpats/ 'Artificial Intelligence' (AI) Will Only Doom Patent Offices If It's Used to Stamp Millions of Invalid Patents (IPs)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/11/05/maths-and-stats-swpats/ The EPO Instructs European Examiners to Grant Junk Patents on Algorithms (Maths and Stats)]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/11/05/swpats-comrades/ António Campinos and Comrade Iancu (US) Both Push Software Patents Into Europe to the Detriment of Small Businesses and Developers]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/31/illegal-institution-of-patents/ Today's EPO is an Illegal Institution Promoting and Granting Illegal Patents]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/30/salad-of-swpats-buzzwords/ Yesterday in EPOPIC Andrei Iancu and António Campinos Shared a Salad of Ridiculous Buzzwords]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/29/epo-unlawful-patents/ An Illegal Practice: The EPO Continues to Grant Unlawful Patents and Then Brag About These]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/26/g119-enlarged-board-of-appeal/ G1/19: Enlarged Board of Appeal Bombarded by Monopolies, Law Firms and EPO President in Favour of Software Patenting]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/15/software-patents-ai/ EPO Boards of Appeal Need Courage and Structural Disruption to Halt Software Patents in Europe]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/14/the-stupidest-policy-ever/ “The Stupidest Patent/Tax Policy Ever”]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/13/expanding-brain-swpats/ Meme: Software Patents at the EPO]
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*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/12/legally-invalid-swpats/ Software Patents (or Monopolies on Algorithms) Are Not 'Property' and They're Not Even Legally Valid]
*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/05/epo-technobabble/ AI and Other Nonsensical Technobabble Exploited by EPO Management to Do Illegal Things]
*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/05/epo-technobabble/ AI and Other Nonsensical Technobabble Exploited by EPO Management to Do Illegal Things]
*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/01/automation-swpats/ EPO Makes Guidelines for Examination That Formally Allow Software Patents in Defiance of European Law]
*[http://techrights.org/2019/10/01/automation-swpats/ EPO Makes Guidelines for Examination That Formally Allow Software Patents in Defiance of European Law]

Revision as of 13:53, 23 May 2020

Several large companies that include Microsoft, IBM, Philips and Nokia have been lobbying the European Parliament and the EPO for software patents in Europe. This poses a threat to Free/libre software and we've covered this in the posts beneath.

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