European Patent Office staff on strike over poor patent quality

Patent examiners working at the EPO are again on strike bringing attention to the dangers EPO impose with patent inflation. This is very important to highlight now that EPO is trying to avoid propper scrutiny under the ECJ in a new EU-court system for patents called EPLA. EPO has broken its own rules and conventions, the EPC, to grant abstract patents on information and business management.

Source: http://www.out-law.com/page-9453

EPO = European Patent Organization, EPC = European Patent Convention

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