07.17.17

Software Patents Lobbying at IAM Strives to Reinforce the Positions of Patent Maximalists

Posted in Asia, Europe, Patents at 2:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: The latest push for software patents in the software powerhouse which is India and rants about the EPO’s admission about overpatenting, only after pressure from the European Commission

IAM’s persistent push for software patents in India has been documented by us over the past few months. In the year 2017 alone there’s this:

  1. China Adopts Software Patents and IAM ‘Magazine’ (Lobbyists) Continues to Shame India Into It
  2. IAM Just Can’t Stop Pushing for Software Patents in India
  3. IAM ‘Magazine’ as Megaphone for Chamber of Corporates (CoC), Which Tries Shaming India Into Software Patenting
  4. IAM Helps Enemies of India’s Interests Lobby for Software Patents in the Country
  5. IAM ‘Magazine’ in a Campaign to Destroy India’s IT Industry and Help Patent Trolls There
  6. IAM is a Think Tank for Patent Trolls, Software Patents, the EPO, Microsoft, and Whoever Else is Willing to Pay
  7. The Patent Microcosm’s Failed Push for Software Patents Resurgence in the US and Similar Attempts in India and China

Today, yet again, India was brought up by IAM, which continues to do ‘copypasta’ for patent law firms that want software patents in India (for obvious reasons, for themselves). “Detailed analysis of India’s new CII patent exam guidelines,” IAM added in Twitter, with “some good news for SEP owners, but confusion reigns.”

IAM may never stop harassing and shaming India until or unless it welcomes software patents wholeheartedly.

Such is the nature of “media” which merely acts as a front group for interests of patent trolls, law firms and so on.

Speaking of which, watch today’s response to belated EPO changes. Patent law firms, i.e. a bunch of self-serving and greedy patent maximalists, rant about the elimination of some patents on life. “In late 2016,” it recalls, “an Interpretive Notice by the European Commission stated that products produced by essentially biological processes should not be patentable.”

We covered that at the time and it was made official at the very end of last month.

Patent quality is not a bad thing. Quality is essential. Watch this comments thread in IP Kat (not the article from CIPA in 'Kat' clothing). It’s quite long and there have been many comments today about the EPO in relation to examination, the BoA, and UPC. Quality of examination is discussed as well.

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