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The EPO's Administrative Council (AC) is “Amazingly Complicit” or “Awfully Compliant” (Like Much of the Media and Much of the System)

Flag of EPO and TurkeyRelated: Kongstad and Battistelli Have Staged a Coup at the European Patent Organisation (EPO)

Summary: In spite of overwhelming evidence of very serious abuses by Team Battistelli -- abuses that are impossible to deny -- the media, the politicians and even the governing body of the European Patent Organisation continue to play along with tyranny, presumably because UPC ambitions trump everything including the law itself

Complicity with EPO tyranny can be found at many levels. Here are some older posts of relevance to this:



There are many more articles like these (even about the German media having complicity of silence), implicating not just EU, Dutch, German and representative authorities. Sometimes it's convenient (safer) for politicians to just play along and not rattle the system. Some would conveniently misinterpret criticism of the EPO as an "anti-EU" sentiment and thus "extreme". According to a new comment from IP Kat, the number of rumours that Battistelli intends to 'pull an ErdoÄŸan' and stay indefinitely are growing. Here is the latest:

Turns out that Battistelli does want another term as EPO President. Who would have guessed? The million Euro question is whether the AC will grant his wish. With "AC" these days seeming to stand for "Amazingly Complicit" or "Awfully Compliant", who would bet against it?

Time for applicants to wake up and demand that the AC actually follows the rules by which it is bound!


And one should know he can get away with it. He's already sucking up to nations whose vote is easy and cheap to buy. The whole system is thoroughly compromised. He's also sending to exile (or worse -- firing) anything representing/resembling perceived threat to his absolute tyranny.

Unrelated to the above comment, SUEPO explains how this "Amazingly Complicit" or "Awfully Compliant" AC is giving him even greater powers as a 'reward' for his abuse, to help him cover up that abuse rather than punish him, oust him, publicly denounce him etc.

"A lot of these abuses are routinely being justified as being part of a 'reform', which we assume means UPC."Is this Bavaria or Ankara?

A lot of these abuses are routinely being justified as being part of a 'reform', which we assume means UPC. Well, the UPC isn't happening. It just isn't. Not any time soon. If ever!

The Unitary Patent is just a concept. It has been around for over a decade and all we have right now is just a big pile of papers. Taxpayers pay politicians to waste a lot of time on this worthless junk. Brexit, Poland and Spain are just some of the many barriers to UPC and they alone doom it for the time being (if not in perpetuity).

"Brexit, Poland and Spain are just some of the many barriers to UPC and they alone doom it for the time being (if not in perpetuity).""France does not recognise software patents, but that will change with UPC," Benjamin Henrion has just warned. The same is true for the UK, which is why British software firms strongly oppose the UPC (not multinational giants from another country).

IP Kat, having lost its way, still mentions UPC in the body of yesterday's post as though it's unstoppable and inevitable in the UK and elsewhere. It's not at all unstoppable or inevitable. As someone pointed out in the comments, that part is "only valid insofar as UK participates to the UPC post-Brexit, which is anything but sure…"

"Jumping ahead to the illusion of UPC?"We are sadly likely to see more and more of this UPC propaganda. It's often used as a catch-all excuse for human rights abuses, rejection of democracy and so on. See this erroneous press release from 2 days ago . It's patently wrong right from the headline, which associates EPs or the EPO with "European Union Patent". It's nothing to do with that. It’s just not. Not EU. Jumping ahead to the illusion of UPC?

Remember that the EPO is not a EU thing, yet the EU now publicly helps promote Battistelli's lobbying event, reinforcing a certain perception of complicity. IP Kat too has just disseminated another ad/plug for the villainous EPO management, reaffirming a trend (the blog helps Battistelli now). "Call for projects for the EPO Academic Research Programme" it called this latest PR stunt. Will it act as a pro bono media partner for ‘European Inventor Award’ 2017 as well?

"When asked by Ars, the EPO's spokesperson mentioned the imminent arrival of the unitary patent system as an important reason for revising the EPO's internal rules..."

--Dr. Glyn Moody



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