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EPO is essential for Europe’s competitiveness in the world.
Regarding the UPC, I was always against it not because of the word “unitary”, which is misleading anyway.
The UPC was due to be ratified earlier this year but Brexit and a legal challenge at the German Constitutional Court have stopped it in its tracks.
Bross gives a lengthy explanation for why he feels that having a single court decide patent cases across Europe is not legal, most of which boils down to a single concept: the European Patent Office sits outside normal legal jurisdictions.
I’m happy with our own patents process, until there’s something properly organised to replace it.
It then considered the case of patent judge Patrick Corcoran at a closed-door meeting, going through two judgments from the International Labor Organisation (ILO) that ordered Corcoran immediately be reinstated from a three-year suspension.
[...] Perhaps the most damning response to the EPO’s dysfunction and its seeming complete lack of accountability however came in a speech by former German constitutional court judge Prof Dr Siegfried Bross several weeks ago.
The speech – a translated version of which was published in English this week – tackles a subject that Bross has repeatedly raised this year – whether the planned Unitary Patent Court (UPC) for Europe is actually legal.
█ Permalink Leave Your Comment Send this to a friend Summary: Benoît Battistelli’s endless bullying of critics (even outside the Office) has not ended; the extremely weak response from the Administrative Council of the European Patent Organisation serves to show that it is still largely complicit YESTERDAY’S report from the Administrative Council (AC) of the European Patent Organisation was very disappointing as it misrepresented the legal situation of Patrick Corcoran, a besieged judge who inadvertently helped demonstrate just how messed up or shambolic the EPO has become (by virtue of becoming Battistell’s scapegoat).
“Theory about [the] Administrative Council’s report” was sent to us by a reader. Yet the EPO said absolutely nothing about the Boards of Appeal scandal, only the Administrative Council (AC) did and it was a lie. As JUVE’s Mathieu Klos has just put it: “According to a communiqué published yesterday, “… “This is so sick,” one EPO insider wrote, as Battistelli and the “AC are degrading ILOAT!