Tokarski’s facial expression says it all really…
Summary: The person who spent years lying about the UPC and severely attacking critics (usually by blatantly lying about them) goes to Brussels for another nose extension
THE Liar in Chief, Benoît Battistelli, earlier today said in his so-called ‘blog’ (not clear who composes these and be aware that it’s an
epo.org link, so it may compromise readers’ anonymity) that “[l]ast week [he] was in Brussels to speak at a hearing on the Unitary Patent organised by the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI).”
We previously mentioned the EPO’s lobbying activity (a growing aspect of the EPO) in Brussels. Instead of focusing on patents the EPO is now spending huge resources (including paying the media) basically just lobbying. Totally inappropriate! It seems apparent, based on Battistelli’s own words, that the UPC isn’t happening any time soon (if ever). It seems apparent that Bristows et al were all just lying (or “lobbying”) about UPC dates. At this stage, would anyone out there take them seriously any longer? This is far from the first time/case of false predictions for self-serving purposes. March seventh becomes end of March, then “UK remained on track to ratify this year,” according to Battistelli. His predictions too have been awful. They just keep saying it’ll start very soon, but it’s never happening. They have been doing this for years. Team UPC, in social media sites at least, is already boosting Benoît Battistelli’s lies. They love him! Says a lot about them! self-serving sociopaths and liars.
“Team UPC, in social media sites at least, is already boosting Benoît Battistelli’s lies. They love him! Says a lot about them!”As for EPO people, one of them wrote: “A view far far away from reality?”
“As Long as Europe tolerates reality and logic won’t get in the way,” said another.
Nobody at the EPO believes Battistelli anymore. the UPC (like EPO) is collapsing under his terrible ‘leadership’, bogus patents are being granted under growing pressure (not even the patent microcosm is pleased about that), and the last thing we need in Europe is easy, widespread litigation (impacting all of Europe, in one fell swoop). The whole thing is unhinged and dangerous.
“Nobody at the EPO believes Battistelli anymore. the UPC (like EPO) is collapsing under his terrible ‘leadership’, bogus patents are being granted under growing pressure (not even the patent microcosm is pleased about that), and the last thing we need in Europe is easy, widespread litigation (impacting all of Europe, in one fell swoop).”Battistelli (or his PA or PR people or whoever) wrote: “Given the triggering of article 50, which is set for later this week, it was understandable that a point was raised in the hearing on the potential effect of Brexit for the Unitary Patent Package and, specifically, on its timing. Yet there are a number of solid reasons why we have cause to believe that the first unitary patent will indeed be granted at the end of this year.”
No longer the end of this month? So Team UPC has been lying to all of us again. Why are we not surprised? It’s only us who went against the current and insisted that Team UPC was lying. And we were right all along!
Thankfully, the liars from Bristows have not yet ‘infected’ (or co-opted) IP Kat for their usual UPC lobbying. Maybe they are still working on it, so stay tuned. Their damage control won’t be too convincing — no more than Battistelli’s.
“What the EPO says to this day, even very officially, usually turns out to have been a lie.”We are gratified to see that at least one ‘Kat’ is still watching the EPO over there. The other day Mark Schweizer took on Jouve and Schweizer has just posted this article about the boards. Schweizer doesn’t quite continue coverage of the EPO where Merpel left off (he leaves out the elephant in the room, which is the many massive scandals), but at least he expresses some scepticism. What the EPO says to this day, even very officially, usually turns out to have been a lie. This probably, as per the above, just turned out to be the case when it comes to that awful ‘press release’ with Jo Johnson in it (complete with a photo op). Don’t expect UPC ratification in the UK. Johnson must have done his homework and grasped the complexity of the whole situation. █