02.11.16

Only Half a Dozen Cuban Patents Filed at EPO, But Hugely Unpopular Battistelli Goes to Cuba to Garner Cheap Support

Posted in Europe, Patents at 10:30 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Tyrants find Cuba to be an easy ally, especially those who literally kill (in a carnage) their opposition

Fidel Castro and Sukarno
Castro and Indonesian President Sukarno in Havana, 1960 (recall the Indonesian Massacres or Indonesian Genocide)

Summary: Now that Spain is antagonising the EPO (and especially the UPC) the President of the EPO helps create some puff pieces in Spanish as he visits Cuba and neighbouring Spanish-speaking nations which are historically renowned for defunct governance and lawlessness (like the EPO itself)

“You made me read Rebel Youth & Gramma after so many years,” Eduardo told me this morning. “These Cubans don’t realize what are they’re getting into.”

Eduardo has helped us produce and publish plenty of translations of articles about the EPO and having originally come from South America, he’s unhappy to see what the EPO is doing to poor people, poor families, poor companies, and even Spanish people. The EPO works for big businesses, usually at the expense of everybody else.

“Man,” Eduardo added, “you made me read Juventud Rebelde & Gramma [after] so many years. These Cubans don’t realize what are they’re getting into when cozying up with EPO. We won’t agree on everything but those #!@@*, etc infiltrate into every corner of the world.”

“The EPO works for big businesses, usually at the expense of everybody else.”Battistelli has been going on all sorts of world tours recently, mostly in oppressive countries like China and some Latin American nations with hardly any patents but a lot of atrocities (human rights violations included). This is “so funny,” told us one of Battistelli’s employees the other day, “his trip to Latin America.”

“What on earth can we get from Cuba (or Cuba from us)? Cuban patents filed at the EPO in 2014: 7!”

Here is the “Gramma article regarding Pinocho’s visit to Cuba,” Eduardo told us, translating this original in Spanish.

“It seems that Cubans don’t realize what they’re are getting into,” he emphasised yet again.

EPO’s President Visit Cuba

The EPO’s president Mr. Benoit Battistelli, arrived yesterday to our country where he was received in the OCPI (Cuban Office of Intellectual Property)

Author: Orfilio Peláez | orfilio@granma.cu

January 22 2016 19:01:13

The EPO’s president Mr. Benoit Battistelli, arrived yesterday to our country where he was received in the OCPI (Cuban Office of Intellectual Property)

During your stay you will sign a memorandum of understanding with that of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, whose purpose is to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of industrial property.

He informed Granma Sandra Rodriguez, a specialist in communication OCPI, the senior manager will also hold a meeting with the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba, and visit the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, at which he will give a lecture on European patent system.

The European Patent Office was created on October 5, 1973 and has offices in the cities of The Hague, Berlin, Munich and Vienna.

The above is more or less a puff piece. Here is the Rebel Youth article translated into English:

Patents Offices Will Subscribe Memorandum of Understanding

EPO’s President, Benoit Battistelli, will sign this coming Friday a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuban Office of Intellectual Property to promote cooperation activities regarding intellectual property matters.

Juventud Rebelde
digital@juventudrebelde.cu
January 22 2016 13:24:44 CDT

EPO’s Presidente, Benoit Battistelli, will sign this coming Friday a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuban Office of Intellectual Property (OCPI), reported ACN

The document’s subscription follow the purpose to promote cooperation activities regarding Intellectual (Industrial) Property between both institutions, reported to ACN OCPI specialits.

They added that the program of the visit to Havana by French Battistelli also includes a meeting with President of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba.

In addition, a tour of areas of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, where he will give a lecture on the European Patent System.

EPO came under the European Patent Convention, also known as Munich Patent Convention, signed on 5 October 1973.

EPO is based in The Hague, Berlin, Munich and Vienna, and even is receiving Office for applications in the Patent Cooperation Treaty administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Battistelli has served as an official in European institutions, has the title of Professor Honoris Causa by the Renmin University, based in Beijing, PRC, and an Honorary Doctorate awarded by the Menendez Pelayo International University in Santander, Spain, among others distinctions.

WIPO granted in April its Gold Medal for Cuban medicine to Itolizumab [http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/cuba/2013-11-13/demuestran-eficacia-de-anticuerpo-monoclonal-en-el-tratamiento-de-la-psoriasis/], a humanized monoclonal antibody recognizing leukocyte antigen CD6 for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, particularly psoriasis, said the MSc Maria de los Angeles Sánchez Torres, director of OCPI.

This is a product of the Center for Molecular Immunology [http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/cuba/2016-01-16/ampliara-centro-de-inmunologia-molecular-de-cuba-sus-productos/], indicated for severe psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects about 125 million people worldwide, he said.

Although there are countries that are engaged in scientific research in Latin America, proportionally Cuba, with 10, has the greatest number of gold medals has WIPO, a specialized agency of the UN, created in 1967, in Geneva (Switzerland) and with 187 member states at present.

We are still undecided or unsure if Cuba risks (or altogether jeopardises) its gradually-improving reputation by association/affiliation with Battistelli or maybe Battistelli’s reputation is so bad that being seen with Cuban officials will actually boost his image.

Notice, based on the above, that Battistelli also met the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba. The EPO itself recently posted some puff pieces about this event/visit, which seemingly (we hypothetise) got orchestrated to, among other things, seed favourable coverage in the Spanish language. This is what EPO officials might as well have referred to as perception management — a typical term for such a strategy — or what was called EPO's positioning campaign in the media (quote). One might legitimately wonder if the EPO's PR team ‘helped’ (e.g. by ghostwriting) the above publications author the puff pieces.

Remember that Spain is a thorn on the EPO’s side and in order to generate some weak/garbage reporting in Spanish Battistelli need not necessarily visit Spain. Spanish language readers would bump into a lot of news from Latin America too.

“Remember that Spain is a thorn on the EPO’s side and in order to generate some weak/garbage reporting in Spanish Battistelli need not necessarily visit Spain.”Regarding patents from Cuba, told us a person, “of course the US would be their first choice, Cuba and Panama don´t count” (definitely not in the EPO, so perhaps Battistelli is hoping to change that).

Our next post will help demonstrate why the EPO is in dire need of favourable coverage in Spanish. The last thing the EPO wants right now is Spanish people becoming aware of the EPO’s very serious abuses — abuses that the EPO tries hard to keep quiet, even if by crushing human rights, unions, their lawyers, delegates, politicians, journalists and so on. It took quite a long time for people outside the German and Dutch circles to become aware what EPO management had been doing. A lot of Spanish people are still unaware because Spanish media hardly ever touches the subject.

“I won’t perform in Cuba until there’s no more Castro and there’s a free Cuba. To me, Cuba’s the biggest prison in the world, and I would be very hypocritical were I to perform there.”

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