At Munich in April 2009 a photo of RMS and Hartmut_Pilch
Hartmut Pilch is the FFII founder; he was President till november 2005 .
FFII is the Foundation for a Free Information Infrastructure e.V
« The EPO mass-produces broad and trivial patents on unpatentable subject matters in order to finance itself, without much regard to competitiveness of European industries. The existing unitary system has already gone out of control, and the post-grant unitary system under discussion now would make the system even more self-referential and unreformable East-Asians are already among the big customers of the EPO and as their share increases the protectionist effect of the system decreases. »
– Hartmut Pilch