11.29.16

CERN Slams the European Patent Office for Abuse of Employees

Posted in Europe, Patents at 9:22 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Showing their conCERN for people, not for ruthless tyrants like Battistelli

CERN on EPO

Summary: The European Organisation for Nuclear Research known as CERN is openly condemning EPO management and the Administrative Council for violation of human/labour rights, not to mention the other abuses that are rampant under Battistelli’s notorious regime

EUROPE’S most renowned scientific institution, CERN, is upset at the EPO and it doesn’t even hide it anymore. Publishing in its “CERN Bulletin” (not in Swiss but in French and in English), CERN says the following:

Here at CERN, the relations between the personnel and its delegates, the Management and the Member States take place currently in very favourable conditions, showing mutual respect, and attention to the points of view of the other parties, in order to reach a concerted position. We will take all actions within our realm to maintain this quality of relationship; but the situation at the European Patent Office reminds us that we shall remain vigilant about the due respect of the rights of the personnel and its representatives.

It is important that, as international civil servants working at CERN, we shall keep regular contacts with our colleagues from other international and European organisations, in order to stay informed, and eventually show a display of solidarity when unacceptable practice happens.

We support our colleagues at the European Patent Office in the hardship that is imposed on them by the current Presidency. We take note of the efforts that the Administrative Council of the EPO has made public, in a motion dated March 2016, to try and solve the situation, but we regret that the EPO Presidency does not follow the recommendations of its Administrative Council.

We hope that more such institutions will come forth and condemn the EPO’s management. Otherwise there might be no EPO left, just some fossil with a bunch of rotting EPs that should ever have been granted in the first place (in the name of “production”).

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