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12.07.15

The EPO is Trying to Make It a Serious Offense to Merely Inform Colleagues About Oneself (or Others) Being Subjected to Institutional Harassment/Witch-hunt by Team Battistelli

Posted in Europe, Patents at 7:11 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Summary: Letter regarding the EPO’s witch-hunt (union-busting in particular) shows just how terrified the management really is (of outside scrutiny for its actions)

THE EPO‘s "gestapo" (as staff calls it), or I.U. [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7], has been responsible for institutional harassment on behalf of Team Battistelli, which is rather ironic considering the claim that the I.U. was originally established to combat harassment.

“They are basically censoring one’s victim so as to further isolate the victim and prevent EPO staff from starting an up-in-arms uproar.”We are disturbed but not entirely surprised to learn about the I.U.’s (along with Team Battistelli) tactics. They are basically censoring one’s victim so as to further isolate the victim and prevent EPO staff from starting an up-in-arms uproar. I know this myself, having never published any legal letters sent to me by the EPO’s goons (marked repeatedly as strictly confidential, using various types of wording to emphasise this point). They clearly want to keep their legal bullying secret, so only the response to these (e.g. from my lawyer) were ever published.

There is clearly a modus operandi here and it must be shown publicly in order for other (past and potentially future) victims to know their rights and notify the public. Team Battistelli is doing something which may in itself be against the rules (divide and rule approach), as embargoing letters based on false pretenses is not only frowned upon. It serves to impede real justice, such as denial of one’s access to a lawyer. That too is something that the I.U. is notorious for. It defies logic and breaks some international rules/conventions.

“It defies logic and breaks some international rules/conventions.”We suspect that people other than us, among publishers in particular, also received threats from the EPO. See the wrong name in the letter sent to me and also consider what looks like spiked coverage in the BBC and self-censorship at WIPR (cold feet or chilling effect are quite likely the impact of such threatening letters).

Today we want to present this slightly redacted letter which shows just to what lengths Team Battistelli goes in trying to suppress information:

Letter regarding SUEPO

Compare these demands of secrecy to some of the attempts to censor me, in articles which exclude the legal threats precisely because of overzealous reactions such as the above. Articles on the matter, chronologically sorted, include:

We invite willing readers who have also been similarly gagged to pass material for us to carefully publish. There is a large-scale suppression of truth going on and the larger the scale, the more it will embarrass the EPO and derail its aggressive witch-hunt.

“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance.”

Thomas Jefferson

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