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11.29.16

Mixing Politics and EPO: How Battistelli Defies the Very Basic Rules of the Office

Posted in Europe, Patents at 11:43 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Conflicts of interest and gainful activity (before, after and even throughout EPO service) not a problem for the man who is not obeying even his own rules

Battistelli family

Summary: A reminder of the fact that Battistelli was entrenched in French politics even while he was serving at the EPO

THE “king” (in his own mind) of Eponia remains connected to a political party known for rather unethical things (if not corruption), as we noted here before. Plainly and technically speaking, he should never have gotten this job in the first place (he has only done enormous damage to the entire institution). His term left irreparable, irreversible stains not only on the Office but on the entire Organisation.

“Plainly and technically speaking, he should never have gotten this job in the first place (he has only done enormous damage to the entire institution).”
      –Anonymous
The subject was revisited in light of a message regarding “who is who [at the] EPO” and since it is all based on publicly-available information, we can safely share this with readers. A person told us that “it is incredible to see what footsteps people leave in the Internet. For instance, I found the attached brochure; in particular page 12 and the picture are EPO-relevant. How cute they are, aren’t they?

“Now you may want to cross-search with FB to see who Ch.B really is. Surprise.. not so many Ch.B around and just one in St.G-en L. On of the contacts must be her brother. In his page he tells us touching story about a 3500€/week vacation rental in Sitges (Spain) which eventually didn’t exist and he complains he was ripped off 3500€. This is of course unfair.”

Battistelli is mentioned again in page 17 or thereabouts, but we don’t know what the above says and we wish to keep this within Fair Use, so no complete PDF here. Regarding the above, a reader explained to us that “this article dates from 2012. At that time Battistelli was awarded the medal of the French Order of merit. More about this is in this Wiki page.”

“Pages 18 is a reference to a wedding celebrated by Battistelli in his function as a vice-mayor. Remember at that time he was already presiding the EPO.”
      –Anonymous
All those titles are often granted by one member of the ‘elites’ to another. These are fairly meaningless medals that simply serve to reaffirm one’s membership in a class/high society.

“Actually,” our reader told us, “the article is not per se interesting, but it is the first appearance with family members. Page 18 is a reference to a wedding celebrated by Battistelli in his function as a vice-mayor. Remember at that time he was already presiding the EPO. Far from all legal aspects relating to UPC, EPC, PPI and so on, I try to understand why Battistelli behaves insanely. I have seen cases of a similar behaviour in the Battistelli at a lower level (all FR!!). That it is why I found the picture interesting. A wife, a daughter, a pretty normal family isn’t [it]?

“Far from all legal aspects relating to UPC, EPC, PPI and so on, I try to understand why Battistelli behaves insanely.”
      –Anonymous
“If you look at Charlote’s FB page you’ll see the daughter is an ambulance driver. Certainly a fine job, but rather unqualified compared to the highly qualified and polyglot staff in the EPO. May be a frustration here?

“If you look among her contacts you’ll see his (adoptive) brother. Nothing special to mention here except that the kid complains he was ripped off 3600€ for a week when trying to book a season rental in Spain via Homeliday. 3600€ for a week? Does this young person know how long the average citizen has to work to be able to spend 3500€ for a vacation? This guy is not even ashamed to claim it publicly. IMHO it shows a complete disconnection from reality. I am sure there a plenty of information to collect from these pages. And may be some helpful info.”

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