12.18.16

Not Just in Europe: EPO ‘Mafioso’ Benoît Battistelli Brings Software Patents (“Computer-Implemented Inventions”) to Another Place That Explicitly Banned Them

Posted in Europe, Patents at 3:43 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Benoît Battistelli an international catastrophe and a major source of embarrassment to Europe

Battistelli on India

Summary: Battistelli, promoting his agenda even in India, names “computer-implemented inventions” in relation to yet another patent maximalism event — like those that strive to expand the number of patents irrespective of their quality and regardless of rules mandated by governments

THE EPO is so thoroughly out of control that one egoistic person, Benoît Battistelli, can break national laws, drive a lot of people to suicide (he is culpable in at least one such case), punish many innocent people, and even threaten to steal/claw back their pensions after unlawful dismissals. He now promotes software patents not just in Europe (where these are basically illegal, not that EPO bothers obeying the law) but also in India (where it is also against the rules). This total lunatic whom some people refer to as a “man” is an embarrassment not just to France (as several French politicians openly say) but an embarrassment to Europe, to the whole world, and to human kind. Compassion if not in his dictionary and — like Apple — his lexicon is dominated by ‘i’. Watch this latest “blog” post of his (warning: epo.org link), promoted soon thereafter by his PR drones, where he speaks of “computer-implemented inventions” (CII) — much like other descriptions of this event. CII is just an old EPO dodge from the notorious term “software patents”; it’s basically the same thing and even though they are excluded in both Europe and India Benoît Battistelli has the audacity to say this nonsense. It’s not attributable to cluelessness but to selfishness or malice and the obedient chinchillas of the Administrative Council have become so spineless and supine that we cannot expect them to even bring up the subject of patent quality (they were supposed to do so days ago in their quarterly meeting, but we have heard nothing about it).

“If clueless people like Battistelli maintain their job and break all the rules and laws without facing consequences, then even India (where corruption is notoriously high) can have a good laugh at us.”Just like last year, at this somewhat strategic time in fact, the EPO resorts to more greenwashing of EPO patents, as if it’s saving the world or something (or the world would be devastated if it wasn’t for patents that actually prevent competition and further suppress work on green energy).

The EPO has become so dark a place that it’s not even amusing but alarming. If clueless people like Battistelli maintain their job and break all the rules and laws without facing consequences, then even India (where corruption is notoriously high) can have a good laugh at us.

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