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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/2020/07/21/qualcomm-patent-trolls/ Unified Patents Comes to Europe, Challenging Bogus Software Patents That EPO Should Never Have Granted]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/19/epo-software-patentability/ The Enlarged Board of Appeal Cannot Independently Rule on the Matter of Software Patentability]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/07/18/software-guru-campinos/ Marks & Clerk Reveals That António Campinos, With Zero Experience in Software, is Lobbying Judges (Who Are Supposed to be Independent But Are Actually Controlled by Him) to Open the Floodgates to Illegal Software Patents]
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*[http://techrights.org/2020/06/14/hey-hi-magic/ Using 'Hey Hi' (AI) and Mindless Buzzwords to Spread Confusion and Blur the Gap Between Computer-Generated Patents and Patents on Algorithms]
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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]
*[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)]
*[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)]
*[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]
*[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]

Revision as of 09:31, 21 July 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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