01.11.17

No End to Battistelli’s Witch-hunts Against the Media, Against Staff, and Against Politicians

Posted in Europe, Patents, Rumour at 7:34 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

When a dirty politician is put in charge of the EPO…

Roland Grossenbacher
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Summary: Rumours about the fate of people who are (or have been) criticising Battistelli’s reign of terror at the EPO

THE ‘king’ of EPO, Mr. Battistelli, fights a war against truth itself. He threatens those who say the truth even when he has zero authority over them (unless they’re just his mouthpieces*). This demonstrates just how much a cancer Battistelli has become not just inside Eponia but also in the whole of Europe if not the world.

We have been inquiring for quite a while about the situation at the EPO as there are some uncertainties about internal affairs. Does anyone out there have any news (or even rumours) about the Roland Grossenbacher situation? Not too long ago we heard that Battistelli was trying to ruin his career after he had ‘dared’ — how dare he! — criticise Team Battistelli and made it to the top of the appeals board (report in German), which is apparently to be headed by someone whom Battistelli does not like (in spite of UPC agenda, which Carl Josefsson’s Internet record is all about). Yesterday we found this new poem about the alleged situation (it spells out “ROLAND”):

R ogues Gallery corridor on the first floor
O ne former AC chairman doesn’t appear there anymore
L eft side former presidents do hang
A nd opposite AC chairmen,what a gang!
N ow we all know Batters takes no dis
D id he remove that eminent Swiss?

From what we can gather, Grossenbacher was not prominent in that last meeting and we’re not sure if he was even present at all. Previously, delegates became witnesses to what Battistelli does to other delegates who dare criticise him (even politely). Is Britain’s Sean Dennehey next on Battistelli's 'hit list'?
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* James Nurton, a Battistelli ally (in the puff pieces sense), is writing from London about the case that can put the final nail in the UPC coffin. Under “Cases to look out for in 2017″ he includes this: “The case does not have direct impact on IP, but it will have implications for the timing of Brexit, which in turn will affect what happens to EU trade marks and registered Community designs, the separation from EU Directives and Regulations and perhaps the implementation of the” UPC (behind paywall, but we assume so).

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