06.30.21

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More G1/21 Scandals as the Stacked Panel Scrambles to Cover Up the Misconduct

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:13 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

They're deciding on the legality of ViCo; Good for them; Over ViCo

Summary: The Enlarged Board of Appeal (EBoA/EBA) decision in case G1/21 is another scandal in the making; they don’t even try to give an impression of impartiality

G1/21 scandals have been far too many to remember (or exhaustively recall) by now, but we’ve been keeping a detailed list of them. The world is watching and EPO President António Campinos is very well aware of that. The way things are going, he’ll soon be even less popular than Benoît Battistelli. Who knows, maybe he’ll even resign like Brimelow, albeit for different reasons…

“This is going to haunt the EPO for years to come.”“There is the EBoA/EBA decision here,” one reader told us. “As you predicted, they rejected all the accusations.”

Here it is as an image:

Dismissal at EPO

And some context from the registry

EPO registry

Many people are watching this. Many people have read the series in Techrights as well.

One reader asked: “Do you have any script to reconstruct entire PDFs from here?” (The registry above)

Stay tuned. This fiasco of a case will be analysed for a long time to come.

BoA fan“EPO made a JavaScript PDF reader called “Register Plus PDF viewer” if you look at the source code,” said the reader. “In some amicus brief, Pr Bros gave an opinion…”

The hearing has not resumed yet, but the scandals continue to pile up. We are about to publish something of relevance over the coming day or two. It will be dissected after Friday’s hearing as well.

Just to be very clear here, those blunders don’t concern just one single case or just the Enlarged Board of Appeal. They serve to demonstrate that all Boards of Appeal, including the ones who give the green light to European software patents, are in effect kangaroo courts. Sometimes it’s just more visible (and blatant) than in most cases. This is going to haunt the EPO for years to come.

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