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'Financial Director' Publishes Fake News About the Unitary Patent (UPC)

More of these foolish self-fulfilling prophecy attempts

Dave Croston in Financial Director



Summary: Response to some of the latest UPC propaganda, which strives to misinform Financial Directors so as to enrich the author and his firm

TEAM UPC and the EPO's management keep lying to us all about the UPC. Sometimes the media outside the echo chamber-like circles of the patent microcosm starts to repeat the lies, whereupon we need to step in and issue corrections.



The above 'article' was promoted via the patent microcosm in Twitter and it says UPC "will also be more appealing to SMEs."

"Sometimes the media outside the echo chamber-like circles of the patent microcosm starts to repeat the lies, whereupon we need to step in and issue corrections."Josep Maria Pujals says "excepto en España. Aquí vamos sobrados..."

I told him that the UPC would be harmful to ALL SMEs, not just Spanish ones, citing some among plenty of evidence of it. It is a Big Lie (in the classic sense) that UPC is good for SMEs. Large corporations, their lobbyists, and the patent microcosm keep spreading these lies and occasionally we see politicians repeating that lie (probably due to gullibility).

"I'd better say [about] UPC," Josep Maria Pujals told me, "Any company infringing other's (also sme's) patents can be accused before one Court of infringement & receive an injunction" (exactly!).

"First, it's not happening (the UPC). Second, not good for SMEs."The above article was composed by Dave Croston, who by his own description is a "partner and patent attorney at Withers & Rogers," i.e. part of the patent microcosm. Are publications not fact-checking what they publish? Is Financial Director publishing fake news now, on behalf of people seeking to profit from Big Lies? The UPC isn't even going to happen in 2017. It's the same old broken record we have been hearing every year.

If Financial Director fails to do quality control when publishing items, then we'll need to help them. First, it's not happening (the UPC). Second, not good for SMEs. Don't just become a platform for the patent microcosm if the goal is to properly inform Financial Directors.

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