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Britain 'Taking Back Control' From the Wrong Institution; the EPO is the Greater Culprit

Europe's second-largest institution, the European Patent Office (EPO), is vastly more problematic than the EU

EU is not the problem. The EPO and its immunity is the problem.Summary: The institution which poses risk to the European economy isn't the EU/EC/EP but a certain unaccountable monopoly-granting authority which ceased to obey even its own rules and instead became a 'cash machine' of gambling officials who are corrupt and uncaring (they don't care about Europe, they only care about how to rob Europe)

IT IS probably safe to say that people who have patents or deal with patents in the UK are pro-EU. There are various intuitive markers that suggest so. Techrights core members are also pro-EU and our series about Breton is motivated by concern for the EU's reputation (if Macron's choice/nomination goes ahead and becomes an appointment -- in effect reaffirming some views of staunch EU critics).

António Campinos is a former EU official and Battistelli is connected to Breton and others. It's rather sickening because the deeper we look into it, the closer this whole cabal seems. These people openly promote software patents in Europe, no matter what actual software professionals say, and they've made Europe more receptive/open towards such patents than the US is (after 35 U.S.C. €§ 101 caselaw stabilised a year or two ago).

"The EPO was established to promote science, innovation and so on. Nowadays, however, the EPO makes it abundantly clear that it exists and operates for litigation and predation."The EPO is not listening to Europe; far less so than the EU, that's for sure...

The EPO is far too busy traveling the world, granting the lion's share of European Patents to people and companies that aren't even European.

The EPO was established to promote science, innovation and so on. Nowadays, however, the EPO makes it abundantly clear that it exists and operates for litigation and predation. It's also bribing our media and our scholars. It's corrosive to European democracy on more than a single front, which is why it has become such a central issue here in Techrights.

Maybe it's time for nations not to ponder "exits" from the EU but from the EPO (unless the EPO sobers up and starts to obey the EPC; right now it deliberately violates the EPC and then hides the effect).

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