I am facing the same problem as mentioned in this thread. https://community.developers.refinitiv.com/questions/29948/eikon-data-api-backend-error-failed-to-deserialize.html
@pierre.faurel suggestion to use single quotes ' ' does not generate errors but the response is empty unlike the NEWS monitor app in EIKON desktop application.
It is also surprising the high quality EIKON tutorial series uses below syntax which is also generate errors. https://developers.refinitiv.com/eikon-apis/eikon-data-api/learning?content=15351&type=learning_material_item
q = "Product:IFREM AND Topic:ISU AND Topic:EUB AND (\"PRICED\" OR \"DEAL\")"