EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

11.21.15

‘Leaked’ PDF Shows How EPO Management Tried to Crush Judge Who ‘Dared’ to Criticise EPO Management

Posted in Europe, Patents at 7:37 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

PDF leak

Summary: The EPO’s management continues to chill potential critics and is now making an example of a board’s judge, despite having no such authority over him

THE EPO is so abusive and its management so secretive that documents which ought to have been made publicly-accessible need to be ‘leaked’. The following document [PDF] has been unleashed online and we’ve made a copy of it for future reference. The title of the document is “Datasheet for the decision of 17 September 2015″. In it, one can see how the EPO’s management tried to violate rules and ultimately bury the whole matter, leaving everyone in the boards perpetually terrified of the ‘insane dictator’ (typical intimidation tactic, where the dictator demonstrates blatant disregards for rules and safeguards, such as International Law).

“Is this what a person gets for speaking out against abuses inside the EPO?”Merpel has linked to this PDF (uploaded to Google/PRISM). “Merpel’s link does not point to the actual document as issued by the Enlarged Board,” she explained, “but rather to a slightly transmoggified version. If you spot a formatting or typographical oddity, it’s down to Merpel. Don’t ask why, simply accept that kats are largely incomprehensible creatures. However, Merpel did not redact details of the allegations and evidence (or lack thereof) — that was the Enlarged Board’s own doing for obvious reasons.

“For some reason the EPO has not seen fit to publish this Enlarged Board decision on its website in the usual speedy fashion we have come to expect. Perhaps the top management is enjoying it too much to share with the world. Merpel, who has read it with equal interest, isn’t so selfish. She looks forward to your comments.”

Read the comments below, including the comment that says: “It seems that the respondent was permitted to access the building for this one time! Was he frisked by the President’s goons? [...] According to some sources, the president docked the respondent salary by 50%. Would BB dare to dock it further in order to offset the reimbursement ordered by the EBoA? And could the EBoA order the President to restore the respondent’s salary and pay the monies withheld?”

“According to some sources, the president docked the respondent [judge's] salary by 50%.”
      –Anonymous
We have heard the same thing about the salary and we also learned that the judge’s career was mostly “in the sewer” right now, due to this aggressive (and probably illegal) behaviour from the EPO’s management. Is this what a person gets for speaking out against abuses inside the EPO?

As a side note, we wish to advise readers not to rely on Google for anonymity/privacy because under a court’s pressure Google has a history of divulging identities (unmasking people). Also, if one links to Google’s Blogspot, one must be aware that Google continues to publicly reveal the location of the linker by TLD. This can be manually corrected (obfuscated).

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

What Else is New


  1. Raw: EPO 'Social Democracy' is Like a 1AM Vote on UPC by Only 5% of Politicians

    A reminder that the EPO's disdain for democracy goes more than three years back



  2. Amid Constitutional Court Barrier, Unitary Patent (UPC) Looks Dead Even to UPC Proponents, the EPO's UPC 'Study' Comes Under Fire

    This Thanksgiving Day is spent by Team UPC trying to prop up the UPC even though no progress whatsoever is being made and the EPO's 'study' on the UPC is said to be flawed



  3. The European Patent Office Has Become the 'Foxconn' of Patent Offices

    The demise of the EPO, which emulates patent offices that are racing to the bottom, is a life-threatening employer which now jeopardises its very existence



  4. Links 23/11/2017: Lumina and Qt Quick

    Links for the day



  5. EPO is Imploding as Benoît Battistelli Drains Out Work, Talent, and Justice

    Battistelli's vicious assault on the Office, culminating in an attack on justice and the drainage of work (declining/decreasing 'demand' for 'products') necessarily means mass layoffs and nothing to fill the vacuum left



  6. Links 22/11/2017: Qt 5.9.3 Released, FCC v the Internet

    Links for the day



  7. Patent Lawyers' Media Comes to Grips With the End of Software Patents

    The reality of the matter is grim for software patents and the patent microcosm, 'borrowing' the media as usual, tries to give false hopes by insinuating that the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) may overturn Alice quite soon



  8. Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) Foes Manipulate the Facts to Belittle the Impact of PTAB

    In an effort to sabotage PTAB with its inter partes reviews the patent microcosm is organising one-sided events that slam PTAB's legitimacy and misrepresent statistics



  9. Links 21/11/2017: LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.2.1 MR, Mesa 17.3.0 RC5

    Links for the day



  10. PTAB Inter Partes Reviews (“IPRs”) Are Essential in an Age When One Can Get Sued for Merely Mocking a Patent

    The battle over the right to criticise particular patents has gotten very real and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) fought it until the end; this is why we need granted patents to be criticised upon petitions too (and often invalidated as a result)



  11. Chinese Patent Policy Continues to Mimic All the Worst Elements of the American System

    China is becoming what the United States used to be in terms of patents, whereas the American system is adopting saner patent policies that foster real innovation whilst curtailing mass litigation



  12. Links 20/11/2017: Why GNU/Linux is Better Than Windows, Another Linus Torvalds Rant

    Links for the day



  13. “US Inventor” is a “Bucket of Deplorables” Not Worthy of Media Coverage

    Jan Wolfe of Reuters treats a fringe group called “US Inventor” as though it's a conservative voice rather than a bunch of patent extremists pretending to be inventors



  14. Team Battistelli's Attacks on the EPO Boards of Appeal Predate the Illegal Sanctions Against a Judge

    A walk back along memory lane reveals that Battistelli has, all along, suppressed and marginalised DG3 members, in order to cement total control over the entire Organisation, not just the Office



  15. PTAB is Safe, the Patent Extremists Just Try to Scandalise It Out of Sheer Desperation

    The Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA), which gave powers to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) through inter partes reviews (IPRs), has no imminent threats, not potent ones anyway



  16. Update on the EPO's Crackdown on the Boards of Appeal

    Demand of 35% increases from the boards serves to show that Battistelli now does to the 'independent' judges what he already did to examiners at the Office



  17. The Lobbyists Are Trying to Subvert US Law in Favour of Patent Predators

    Mingorance, Kappos, Underweiser and other lobbyists for the software patents agenda (paid by firms like Microsoft and IBM) keep trying to undo progress, notably the bans on software patents



  18. Patent Trolls Based in East Texas Are Affected Very Critically by TC Heartland

    The latest situation in Texas (United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas in particular), which according to new analyses is the target of legal scrutiny for the 'loopholes' it provided to patent trolls in search of easy legal battles



  19. Alice Remains a Strong Precedential Decision and the Media Has Turned Against Software Patents

    The momentum against the scourge of software patents and the desperation among patent 'professionals' (people who don't create/develop/invent) is growing



  20. Harm Still Caused by Granted Software Patents

    A roundup of recent (past week's) announcements, including legal actions, contingent upon software patents in an age when software patents bear no real legitimacy



  21. Links 18/11/2017: Raspberry Digital Signage 10, New Nano

    Links for the day



  22. 23,000 Posts

    23,000 blog posts milestone reached in 11 years



  23. BlackBerry Cannot Sell Phones and Apple Looks Like the Next BlackBerry (a Pile of Patents)

    The lifecycle of mobile giants seems to typically end in patent shakedown, as Apple loses its business to Android just like Nokia and BlackBerry lost it to Apple



  24. EFF and CCIA Use Docket Navigator and Lex Machina to Identify 'Stupid Patents' (Usually Software Patents That Are Not Valid)

    In spite of threats and lawsuits from bogus 'inventors' whom they criticise, EFF staff continues the battle against patents that should never have been granted at all



  25. The Australian Productivity Commission Shows the Correct Approach to Setting Patent Laws and Scope

    Australia views patents on software as undesirable and acts accordingly, making nobody angry except a bunch of law firms that profited from litigation and patent maximalism



  26. EPO 'Business' From the United States Has Nosedived and UPC is on Its Death Throes

    Benoît Battistelli and Elodie Bergot further accelerate the ultimate demise of the EPO (getting rid of experienced and thus 'expensive' staff), for which there is no replacement because there is a monopoly (which means Europe will suffer severely)



  27. Links 17/11/2017: KDE Applications 17.12, Akademy 2018 Plans

    Links for the day



  28. Today's EPO and Team UPC Do Not Work for Europe But Actively Work Against Europe

    The tough reality that some Europeans actively work to undermine science and technology in Europe because they personally profit from it and how this relates to the Unitary Patent (UPC), which is still aggressively lobbied for, sometimes by bribing/manipulating the media, academia, and public servants



  29. Links 16/11/2017: WordPress 4.9 and GhostBSD 11.1 Released

    Links for the day



  30. The Staff Union of the EPO (SUEPO) is Rightly Upset If Not Shocked at What Battistelli and Bergot Are Doing to the Office

    The EPO's dictatorial management is destroying everything that's left (of value) at the Office while corrupting academia and censoring discussion by threatening those who publish comments (gagging its own staff even when that staff posts anonymously)


CoPilotCo

RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

CoPilotCo

Recent Posts