02.09.18

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Team UPC is Working Overtime to Impose UPC on Europe, Based on a Pile of Lies

Posted in Europe, Patents at 2:14 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

CIPA meeting with Stephen Jones
Stephen Jones from IP Kat (until recently) with Battistelli last month

Summary: The UPC lobby, which is a powerful pressure group controlled by the people who prepared UPCA for self enrichment, carries on lying to the public and to public officials, hoping that they would bless the UPCA based on misconceptions and in clear defiance of the law

TEAM UPC will never give up on the UPC. Neither will the management of the EPO, where Battistelli’s successor is not expected to be any better (based on what insiders oftentimes claim). AA Thornton & Co, based on this hours-old publication, is the latest to googlebomb the CIPA/EPO statement which we recently wrote about. As we said some days ago, a lot of money is being spent on this PR; they’re basically paying to link to an EPO press release which is clearly misleading. Some of them repeat everything in their corporate Web sites, but that doesn’t seem enough for them. They forcibly push it into every possible avenue/outlet, including Google News. This may be a coordinated lobbying effort, with someone like Sam Gyimah in their sight. We think we know the reason for the timing. Bristows’ Alan Johnson wrote some hours ago: “Following the Privy Council’s meeting, the approved Order must now be ‘moved’ on the floor of the Houses of Parliament to take effect; this is expected to be on Thursday 15 February.”

“As we said some days ago, a lot of money is being spent on this PR; they’re basically paying to link to an EPO press release which is clearly misleading.”But the UK cannot ratify; it’s not compatible with Brexit. This is where the ‘clever’ propaganda comes into play; it mentions UPC between the lines, but it’s actually intended to conflate/mix the UPC with EPO and give lesser informed readers the impression that they’re the same thing. The timing above may be why they keep bombing the media with this stuff. If some politicians research the news right now, they’ll see almost nothing but CIPA and Battistelli. Everything leads to the same lie, carefully constructed to make it seem like the UK is about to enter the UPC with no issues whatsoever.

A few hours ago, under the pseudonym "Kluwer Patent blogger" (almost certainly Bristows), Kluwer Patent Blog — now further shielded from negative comments about the UPC — spread a lot more lies regarding the UPC. “It is self-evident that the Unitary Patent system is good for Europe,” said the opening sentence. Lie. Right from the first sentence.

It’s all about Bristows’ friend, Mr. Ramsay:

Alexander Ramsay, chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the UPC said this at the Unitary Patent Package Conference, 8 and 9 february 2018 in The Hague. Ramsay, who has been on the dossier for ten years, five of them in the PrepCom, hailed the companionship and the ‘extremely dedicated people’ he has been working with.

What conference is this? Ask Kluwer. Christine Robben (“International Product Development” at Kluwer) wrote about it a few days ago: “Kick off of #UnitaryPatentPackage Conference 2018 in The Hague”

“Everything leads to the same lie, carefully constructed to make it seem like the UK is about to enter the UPC with no issues whatsoever.”“Nobody invited who hasn’t something (or a lot) to gain from UPC,” I told her. “Nice coup you got there…”

“The conference was not by invitation and open for registration for anybody,” she replied to me.

“So what they had there was another ‘echo chamber’ event, set up for lobbying purposes.”“I am guessing that speaking positions were not open to everyone and the entrance fees high,” I told her. No response from her since (maybe because she cannot refute that).

So what they had there was another ‘echo chamber’ event, set up for lobbying purposes. They will not get the ‘wrong’ people inside (definitely not as speakers!) and not have the ‘wrong’ views expressed. Pretty much like Kluwer Patent Blog after the new censorship-motivated restrictions…

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