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03.06.17

The EPO’s Connections to or Facilitation of Bayer and Monsanto Explored in New Article

Posted in Europe, Patents at 6:41 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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… — of the world’s seeds (nature’s yield/foods)

Bill Gates not just a high-profile Monsanto investor but also pro-GMO lobbyist (who has paid a lot of the world’s media for fake news about it)

Summary : The issues associated with GMO patents (which the EPO had granted until recently, as complaints grew too loud) are explored in the European media, albeit a reliable English translation is not yet available

L AST year we wrote about the Carlsberg patents scandal, …

01.23.16

EPO Implicitly Acknowledges Declining Patent Quality by Agreeing to Finally Dump Some Monsanto GMO Patents

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… wrongly assumes that the more patents, the better

Summary : An outline of news about Monsanto’s EPO patent on melons and some other examples of overzealous patent maximalism

I T IS gradually becoming quite a busy month for EPO actions, even after a reasonably slow start ( calm before the dismissals storm ). There is a growing backlog of articles about the EPO right now, only some of which relate to the dismissal of staff representatives (we shall cover these later). …

11.16.15

The EPO is Criticised Again for Serving the Monsanto (and Syngenta) Agenda

Posted in Europe, Patents at 7:27 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… including for instance software patents and patents on life. We wrote a great deal here about Monsanto (and patents on life) several years ago, e.g. [ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 ] ( we dedicated a whole series of articles to this subject ), but now it’s the EPO that’s at the centre of this kind of controversy, not prominent supporters from bogus charities.

“Retarding innovation seems to be the goal now, in the interests of worldwide monopolies and oligopolies.” …

07.07.13

Bill Gates Criticised for Doing With Monsanto What He Did With Microsoft

Posted in Africa, Bill Gates, Patents at 2:20 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Monsanto does to seeds what Microsoft did to computers (taxing them all)

Summary : The man who turned almost all computers into Microsoft (and NSA) property is trying to turn the world’s food supplies into property of American companies he invests in while lobbying politicians to legislate for his personal gain

T he poor Gates Foundation just can’t catch a break these days. …

05.28.13

Time for People to March Against Bill Gates, Not Just Monsanto

Posted in Africa, Bill Gates, Patents at 2:43 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : Why Monsanto is a symptom of the world’s power/control being put in few private hands, notably Gates and his friends who invest in Monsanto and publicly lobby for it

B ill Gates, who uses the Gates Foundation for gains in money and power, is not a villain because he made an extra 7 billion dollars last year (while everyone in the world seems to be going broke), becoming the world's richest …

02.25.13

Microsoft Lobbyists Go Batting for Monsanto Monopolies on Life, Food

Posted in Microsoft, Patents at 4:56 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… M icrosoft’s co-founder, a strong proponent of patent monopolies on life and a prominent Monsanto investor/lobbyist, must be keeping his eyes on particular news this month. The USPTO may soon stop patenting life, depending on what the SCOTUS decides. As one article put it, this is “A Farmer’s Crusade Against Monsanto Could Determine The Future Of Patents”. Here is another article, “Who Can Own Life? Farmer vs. Monsanto Before US High Court”.

The SCOTUS still …

10.26.12

Links 26/10/2012: Talk of “EXT5″, Monsanto and Gates Reviewed

Posted in News Roundup at 10:57 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

… Pan-Africa Intellectual Property Organization Enable The West To Impose Its Monopolies?

Monsanto, Bill Gates and AGRA (Axis of Greedy Rip-offs in Africa)

Gates and Monsanto Go After Milk

In the near future, human development can potentially be dictated by corporate America, through the Bill & Malinda [sic] Gates Foundation and their $8.3 U.C. Davis grant.

Monsanto and Gates Foundation Push GE Crops on Africa

Skimming the Agricultural Development section …

08.21.11

Gates Foundation is Lobbying for Monsanto Shareholders (Including BIll Gates)

Posted in Bill Gates, Intellectual Monopoly, Patents at 10:47 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary : Yet more blatant promotion of Monsanto’s food monopolies, courtesy of Monsanto investors and publicists

T ECHRIGHTS has written dozens of posts about Monsanto and about Gates’ lobbying for their monopoly on seeds (and food). For Gates, solving the world’s hunger needs to be a profitable enterprise and he wants to be part of the profit-making. Some even allege that by doing so Gates actually creates “food …

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