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03.26.17

Even the EPO’s Administrative Council No Longer Trusts Its Chairman, Battistelli’s ‘Chinchilla’ Jesper Kongstad

Posted in Europe, Patents at 5:15 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Terms such as “Team Chinchilla” perhaps wrongly assume that the Council still tolerates Kongstad (who kills chinchillas for profit, as his wife demonstrates below)

LANDBRUG photo

Summary: Kongstad’s protection of Battistelli, whom he is supposed to oversee, stretches to the point where national representatives (delegates) are being misinformed

OVER the years, many letters to Jesper Kongstad fell on deaf ears. We have been covering such examples since 2014. The EPO seems to be managed by problematic people at two levels: the Office and the Organisation (or Council). This became apparent again earlier this month when Kongstad protected Battistelli from the Council rather than protect the Council from Battistelli. He got it all backwards, so both EPOs — both the Office and the Organisation — are unofficially defunct.

Not too long ago we saw our analysis cited in IP Kat comments (now that it no longer covers the subject). One comment said:

Protest in front of the main building in Munich.

http://techrights.org/2017/03/14/epo-letter-to-heads-of-delegations/

And in another thread:

EPO Protest Tomorrow, Heads of Delegations Informed Regarding the Reasons

See Techrights : http://techrights.org/2017/03/14/epo-letter-to-heads-of-delegations/

The delegates have been trying to do the right thing. Some of them, especially of the larger nations, want Battistelli ousted. But it recently came to our attention that Kongstad keeps them too in the dark. Maybe it’s time for delegates to oust Kongstad. He is part of the problem and an impediment to any solution.

“The delegates have been trying to do the right thing. Some of them, especially of the larger nations, want Battistelli ousted.”According to reliable information that we received, last year there were attempts to submit a complaint for corporate harassment to the Administrative Council (AC), “to be delivered via Kongstad.” One EPO veteran said that this would help bypass the “hopelessly longer route of an internal appeal, yet there is no guarantee of a positive decision.”

We already wrote about the ILO blasting this process. “They most probably won’t answer at all,” a source told us at the time. “But now,” we learned, “issues like this start to pile up on the AC’s table and the embarrassment becomes harder to hide.”

One person, we’re told, “was clever enough to send a complaint to Kongstad expecting he would bury it in his papers. He did. And when the issue [ultimately] burst out, the AC pulled an ear to Kongstad, asking why they hadn’t be informed. Well done.”

“Maybe it’s time for delegates to oust Kongstad.”So, put in simple terms, Kongstad is keeping delegates in the dark at Battistelli’s behest. Is that the form of behaviour which one can expect from a ‘supervisor’ of Battistelli?

For those who think that the Kongstads have withdrawn their cruel business since the negative publicity began, think again. They’re still active almost every day, posting stuff like the below (lots of dead animals, turned into ornaments in a factory-like fashion). We’re a little surprised that this is considered permissible by Facebook’s terms of service.

Kongstad Chinchilla

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