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11.07.15

The EPO’s Investigative Unit Exposed: Part V

Posted in Europe, Patents at 1:16 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The Spanish inquisition may be worth crediting for inspiration

Bernard Picard: Inquisition torture chamber
Bernard Picard: Inquisition torture chamber (public domain)

Summary: A quick look at the known track record of the head of the EPO’s interrogation chamber

IN the previous four parts of this series [1, 2, 3, 4] we have already covered the roots of the EPO‘s Investigative Unit, its founder, and its current PDIAO or PD 0.6 — the Brit who succeeded the founder and subjected EPO staff to military-grade surveillance. The reason we deem this series necessary is that the EPO brags about “transparency”, exempting the Investigative Unit (as well as much of the higher management) from this transparency. The only transparency we find is in the 'poaching' of staff from transparency groups — groups that were supposed to actually investigate the EPO’s higher management.

Today we take a look at the Head of the Investigative Unit, Claudio Zanghi. Little is known about him apart from the fact that he is Italian. Mr. Zanghi is the Head of the Investigative Unit, so he must be working quite closely with PD 0.6. Someone once told us that he was the one who asked Mr Battistelli to sign the contract of the EPO with Control Risks, but it’s not clear to what degree — if any — PD 0.6 was responsible for this. Either way, it was a decision made by the high management. In this older letter he was seen corresponding with (by CC) Control Risks staff, in a rather threatening letter sent to EPO staff. This redacted letter was later uploaded to the Web by Florian Müller.

“The reason we deem this series necessary is that the EPO brags about “transparency”, exempting the Investigative Unit (as well as much of the higher management) from this transparency.”“By a curious coincidence,” told us a source, “Zanghi shares his name with a prominent Italian Professor of Law who specialises in human rights issues. This distinguished academic namesake, Prof. Cluadio Zanghi, is a member of the Human Rights Committee of the Italian Society for International Organizations and a founder of the International Center of Sociological, Penal and Penitentiary Research and Studies in Messina.”

Our source has been unable to find out whether there is any family connection between these two Zanghis, but “it would be another bizarre coincidence worthy of the EPO if that turned out to be the case,” the source told us.

Who are the investigators working below the management? Stay tune for future parts of this series.

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