" Staff at the European Patent Office went on strike accusing the organization of corruption: specifically, stretching the standards for patents in order to make more money. One of the ways that the EPO has done this is by issuing software patents in defiance of the treaty that set it up."
SUEPO has some pictures and a press overview on their sit:
some quotes of the protesters' are provided at:
Joff Wild of IAM has his own take on the strike: