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Science|Business Quotes Michel Barnier, Then Speculates Battistelli's Way to Promote Erroneous Perception of UPC Inevitability

Science|Business

Summary: Éanna Kelly of Science|Business publishes some direct quotes from Barnier, but then goes further by reinforcing false belief that UPC is just a matter of time and only minor technical details are up for debate

YESTERDAY we wrote about the latest from Barnier, who had promoted the UPC for many years. He too is not too optimistic about it anymore. The EPO lies about it in public (unbridled optimism and outright lies), but this optimism is not shared by many.



"Barnier," according to friends of the EPO (pushers of fake news for Battistelli earlier this year and also heavily connected to Microsoft as we noted over the years), claimed that "London may not keep the pharma & life sciences division of Europe's unified #PatentCourt after #Brexit" (not exact quote, maybe not paraphrasing either).

As we explained before, however (many times), with Brexit the UK cannot proceed with ratifying the UPC at all. So if there's an "after Brexit", forget about the UPC altogether.

Here is what the underlying article says (with exact quotes):

“We are looking into it,” said EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, speaking on Wednesday at a preview of the next round of talks, due to begin next Monday.

[...]

“We’ll look at the two agencies [the European Medicine Agency and the European Banking Authority] and we’ll look at the other parts of the system which mechanically will have to leave the territory of the UK,” Barnier said.

It is already known that the European Medicines Agency, which approves drugs for all EU countries, and the European Banking Authority, responsible for bank stress tests, will leave London after Brexit.


A lot of the rest in this article isn't quotes but merely speculations -- mainly Battistelli-leaning ones -- about the UPC. As this publication has a track record of EPO puff pieces, one has to be careful of such speculations. Last year they gave a platform to law firms [1, 2], never quite ensuring a proper balance.

"Incredibly enough, the said article quotes Battistelli (the Liar in Chief) almost as much it quotes fellow countryman Barnier..."Nevertheless, linking to the above, Team UPC went into cheerleading mode and said: "It is reported that in a meeting about the Brexit negotiations, Michel Barnier, current chief negotiator for the EU, mentioned that Brussels is reviewing whether London can keep its Central Division of the Unified Patent Court after Brexit."

It cannot even have the UPC after Brexit.

Incredibly enough, the said article quotes Battistelli (the Liar in Chief) almost as much it quotes fellow countryman Barnier (his quotes are above, boiling down to a sentence or two).

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