06.05.18

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IP Kat as an Extension of Team UPC After Departure of the Blog’s Founder

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 4:48 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Entryism completed?

CIPA meeting with Stephen Jones

Summary: One year they’re exposing Battistelli’s abuses and the next year they not only stop it but actually join Battistelli for photo ops whilst also promoting his agenda and deleting comments he might not like

THE EPO scandals won’t be covered by IP Kat anymore. To make matters worse, they’re mass-nuking comments that are critical of EPO management (as they did for António Campinos a few months back).

“How can this be?”

“Well, look no further than leadership and editorial changes at IP Kat (including Stephen Jones, who celebrated with Battistelli as they lobbied together for UPC ratification in the UK).”Many EPO insiders wonder that.

Well, look no further than leadership and editorial changes at IP Kat (including Stephen Jones, who celebrated with Battistelli as they lobbied together for UPC ratification in the UK). The picture at the top was taken and boasted about (by the EPO’s management) shortly after Jones had left IP Kat, leaving in charge more of the Bristows stuff (same agenda, Team UPC’s).

This isn’t a new observation by the way. We took note of it before, e.g. in:

There are more articles with more examples; we took note of it many times before, even as recently as 2 weeks ago.

A few hours ago IP Kat announced its upcoming anniversary party and guess where it’s at…

“This whole ‘party’ sort of confirms that IP Kat has been ‘hijacked’ by the Battistelli-friendly Team UPC.”Here we go: “join us on Monday, 2 July at Bristows London offices for an afternoon of celebrations and discussions about the recent past, present and future of this great area of the law!”

This whole ‘party’ sort of confirms that IP Kat has been ‘hijacked’ by the Battistelli-friendly Team UPC. The blog has been dominated by it since the blog’s founder left. Just notice who’s talking there and what about; there are even talks about SPCs, Bristows’ ‘favourite’ alongside UPC (they’re connected); IAM wrote about unitary SPCs earlier today (only hours ago), reinforcing or cementing the UPC agenda all these sites have. They and their sponsors/clients profit from patent trolls. Some of them receive money from Battistelli, e.g. through PR firms.

“They’re a serious threat not only to British democracy but German democracy too.”Perhaps such is the nature of entryism, but what’s concerning is how extreme an element it is; the same Team UPC which dominated Kluwer Patent Blog (and deleted UPC-hostile comments in there) is now doing the same at IP Kat. They ‘sanitise’ information and occasionally spread misinformation. Bristows’ party line has just been repeated by tweets from Managing IP (no link, but it’s pretty revealing whose posts they are inspired by or copy, more so than IAM). Gemma Barrett from Bristows has meanwhile posted this tweet/post about UPC; Team UPC lacks anything to say regarding UPC ‘progress’, so now it looks at Romania, a country with barely any European Patents (EPs). It says that the “PPA will come into force when Germany (whose ratification of the PPA is also on hold)…”

Wait. It’s an understatement to say “on hold” considering the extremely serious nature of the constitutional complaint. But never let a good propaganda opportunity go to waste or facts get in the way of IP Kat Bristows. Remember how after this must-read scandal in Germany they wrote a lot of posts to cover that up (as we noted several times at the time). They’re a serious threat not only to British democracy but German democracy too. They and Battistelli have that in common. All they care about is litigation (for them to profit from).

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