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10.18.16

Leaked Documents Shed More Light on What Happened to Alison Brimelow and How Battistelli Rose to Power

Posted in Europe, Patents at 12:55 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The secretive Board 28′s Summary of Conclusions — from the EPO in 2009

Summary: How Battistelli’s (almost) all-male (and all-white, mostly French) management came into being, not too long after Ms Alison Brimelow got elbowed out the Office

THE OTHER day, writing about Roland Grossenbacher and recalling rumours about him and Battistelli [1, 2, 3, 4] (how they had seized greater power at the EPO), we got some additional information from within the Office.

“I just dug into my archive,” one person told us, “and found a document from May 2009: the Minutes of the Board 28 meeting of 6 May 2009, the day when Ms Alison Brimelow wrote her famous email informing staff “that she would not be seeking an extension of her contract as President of the Office”.” The information can be found below in full:

Summary of Conclusions - EPO in 2009

Summary of Conclusions - EPO in 2009

Summary of Conclusions - EPO in 2009

Summary of Conclusions - EPO in 2009

“A few days later she wrote another E-mail,” told us the source alluding to correspondence which we cited here before, “containing this phrase: “The Board 28 was pretty difficult, because we have two Alpha males in the room and they don’t always listen.“

“The Minutes of the Board 28 meeting may give a hint as to who the two Alpha males are.”

We leave that as an exercise to our readers.

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