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Watchtroll Demonises People Wrongly Accused of Patent Infringement (or Sued Using Fake Patents), Suggests or Insinuates EPO is More Lenient Than Today’s USPTO

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 6:47 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Inventors Digest’s editor on EPO (below); pay careful attention to the language, e.g. “rulings that too often favor infringers” when in fact speaking of alleged infringers (found innocent by courts)

Inventors Digest editor on EPO

Summary: The EPO has lowered patent quality to the point or level where American litigation fanatics suggest pursuing patents in Europe, even patents that aren’t compatible with the EPC

EARLIER today we wrote about a former head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) lobbying against 35 U.S.C. § 101 on behalf of clients and former/existing employers, such as IBM and Microsoft. It’s a false/falsified panic, leveraging COVID-19 to push software patents agenda in defiance of SCOTUS (Alice and Mayo).

“That says a lot about what happened to European Patents and their quality, doesn’t it?”We’ve already seen Benoît Battistelli leveraging Islamic terrorism and António Campinos leveraging COVID-19 for similar agenda, including software patents in Europe. The dead giveaway, however, was that those institutions are governed by shameless liars. Earlier today Benjamin Henrion pointed to this new video where “Iancu [is] praising VoIP patents…” (as chief of today’s USPTO)

“USPTO spreading patent propaganda in schools on VoIP software patents,” he said in IRC, “with collectible cards… pure propaganda.”

Make Patents Great AgainWell, Iancu has been all propaganda since his old friend Donald Trump gave him this job. He had promoted software patents even before he came to the USPTO. Like the Linux Foundation, he works against what he claims to represent. Today’s USPTO works against inventors and prioritises rogue actors such as patent trolls.

And speaking of patent trolls, guess who’s back (and not to the site he founded, then sort of abandoned, seeing its rapid demise and irrelevance).

Posted by Gene Quinn (Watchtroll) in Inventors Digest earlier this week was an article entitled “How to Get a Patent at the EPO” (it’s the usual EPO puff piece, just like every EPO article in Watchtroll’s site, part of the propaganda outposts like IAM and Managing IP). We’ve taken a screenshot (above) of the following part:

(Editor’s note: Partly due to confusion over patent subject-matter eligibility in the United States and rulings that too often favor infringers, many are seeking to get patent protections abroad. Per EPO statistics, last year U.S. companies and inventors filed more than 46,200 patent applications through the EPO, an increase of 5.5 percent from 2018. With a share of 25 percent of all patent applications, the United States remains the most active country of origin for patent applications with the EPO.)

The simplest way to read it is, EPO is more lenient than the USPTO or US courts. That wouldn’t be the first time we hear it; some of the largest patent law firms in Europe have been saying this for years. It’s actually easier to pursue software patents in today’s EPO (even if it’s not legal) than in the US. That says a lot about what happened to European Patents and their quality, doesn’t it?

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