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EPO Chief Economist Yann Ménière Keynote Speaker at Patent Trolls-Funded Event Set Up by the Patent Trolls' Lobby

Economists should know the lack of economic value of these

Yann MénièreSummary: The EPO continues to align itself not only with the interests of patent trolls (even those from another continent) but also with the trolls themselves, causing great embarrassment and confusion over the goals/motivations of the Office

THE European Patent Office (EPO) recently boasted having one of the world's most notorious patent trolls in its panel. It had also made it rather obvious that the António Campinos regime welcomes trolls and software patents in Europe; is oftentimes invites trolls to promote software patents.



People at the EPO's examining division aren't stupid and they can research these things; what the EPO is doing these days is beyond unethical and it's a total disgrace. It's also a major threat to European businesses, individuals, sometimes even governments. They'll get sued.

"This is the usual from IAM. This is how trolls pay (or reward) IAM for future propaganda (or past propaganda, respectively). That's the business model."Yesterday, retweeted by the EPO was this tweet from the patent trolls' lobby known as IAM. Team Battistelli is connected to IAM and Battistelli is an occasional author, not to mention keynote speaker, reaffirming the connections to this trolls' front group, where corruption and trolling/blackmail are celebrated, even applauded. IAM profits from abuse.

"We are pleased to announce that Yann Ménière," they wrote, "who became @EPOorg Chief Economist earlier this year, has been confirmed as a keynote speaker for IPBC Europe 2019!"

Notice that about half of the Gold Sponsors there are trolls (directly and indirectly). There are several prominent patent trolls like Dominion Harbor. This is the usual from IAM. This is how trolls pay (or reward) IAM for future propaganda (or past propaganda, respectively). That's the business model.

"It's not hard to see that the EPO is in bed with patent trolls who are controversial not just for extortion sprees/witch-hunts but also for their reliance on abstract software patents."Speaking of Yann Ménière (another nepotist Frenchman like Campinos and Battistelli), earlier this year he promoted the buzzword/term "Fourth Industrial Revolution" (in the Gazatte) as a guise for software patents, which are illegal and economically unsound. This is what the EPO has just written: "Interested in the Fourth Industrial Revolution? This study looks at the inventions behind the digital transformation..."

There's also this new tweet where the EPO is seen shamelessly promoting software patents by just calling algorithms "AI". The EPO knows it's against the rules/laws, but it's a corrupt institution that gets away with it.

"AI provides an opportunity for more collaborative innovation and more thoughtful patent protection strategies," the EPO wrote. "That's one conclusion from our recent conference on patenting #artificialintelligence: http://bit.ly/AIpatents" (a conference stuffed and stacked).

Accura Advokatpartnerselskab's Morten Bruus and Martin Dysterdich Jørgensen have just noted that the EPO is shamelessly promoting such patents, dubbing these "AI".

Benjamin Henrion (FFII) looked at the summary of this conference on "artificial intelligence" (it's a PDF) and wrote: "EPO AI WTF: The panel was divided regarding the proposal to allow patents for AI algorithms as such. Currently they were not patentable, yet algorithms represented the core of AI. One solution would be to legislate to make AI algorithms as such patentable…"

It's not hard to see that the EPO is in bed with patent trolls who are controversial not just for extortion sprees/witch-hunts but also for their reliance on abstract software patents.

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