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02.13.17

Claims That EPO Commits a Crime and Should be Prosecuted in the Netherlands

Posted in Europe, Patents at 1:37 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: “A not registered medical advisor is illegal and may be prosecuted,” says a new comment. “Here the immunity of the EPO does not help because the medical advisor is wrong.”

TECHRIGHTS will soon cover some interesting EPO cases. In the mean time, however, consider the following three comments, which got posted last night at IP Kat:

Pain at EPO said: (in TH the one acting as external medical advisor is not even registered in the NL to exercise medicine).
This is a crime.A not registered medical advisor is illegal and may be prosecuted.
Here the immunity of the EPO does not help because the medical advisor is wrong.

I read: ¨In TH the one acting as external medical advisor is not even registered in the NL
to exercise medicine.¨ This is a crime. See for example: http://www.nu.nl/binnenland/2941531/man-werkt-jaren-illegaal-als-arts.html
RIJSWIJK – A man who for years has been active as a doctor, was arrested last week by the Health
Inspectorate.After a report on the inspection found that he was not registered in the BIG register,
the compulsory registration system for health professionals with a protected medical title.
Beginning in 2013, he must appear at the criminal court.

I am saddened to read DSM 5 comment, but surprised I am not. We hear such stories and feel this toxic environment everyday we are going at work. Some escape by working more from home (part time home working) others pretend not to care until their friends are affected “and to work as requested to avoid any trouble” as if it would make you immune from investigation unit or the management!
One of the results of the staff survey was that 11% was in psychological distress – that number is growing by the month probably. The EPO is simply blind and deaf to all this. They pretend we are in a comfortable position and better off than elsewhere and the council just does not matter too much. Or they try but the small countries who signed deals with the EPO are happy to vote in favour of new measures.

Over the years we have heard a lot about medical issues at the EPO. It’s possible that the EPO’s defiance of the law — as stated above has already — resulted in quite a few deaths, broken homes, chronic depressions, and nervous breakdowns.

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