EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

03.29.17

Kongstad and Battistelli Have Staged a Coup at the European Patent Organisation (EPO)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 3:42 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Forever tyranny, using Mafia tactics, against every rule in the book (including Battistelli's own rules)

Battistelli and Kongstad

Summary: Discussion about Battistelli and his chinchilla denying national representatives their rights and power to oust Battistelli, who is rapidly destroying not just the Office but also the whole Organisation, Europe’s reputation, and the image of France

YESTERDAY we wrote that “Benoît Battistelli ‘Pulls an Erdoğan’ Faster Than Erdoğan,” taking note of forever tyranny which becomes ever more severe over time. The crisis accelerates. The EPO has already sunk among job applicants (it's not at all or barely even listed anymore) and staff is fleeing, based on the actual numbers leaked to us (just like those striving to escape Turkey).

We honestly begin to wonder, in light of a recent proposal from Battistelli’s protectors, what if Battistelli has no intention of stepping down when his term ends, even in defiance of the EPC? Who’s there to enforce the EPC after the Battistelli coup? Tyrants can go on for decades and Battistelli wasn’t even eligible for his current term based on his age. A lot of people don’t know this! The same is true for Minnoye. Will Battistelli say that UPC woes and delays justify extension of his term? Will he rewrite the rules as he so habitually does? Or get others to do it for him? Will he stage a crisis (like a silly bicycle tale)? Nothing is impossible at the EPO. We repeat: Nothing is impossible at the EPO. Not anymore!

“I think it is wishful thinking to believe that Battistelli will be replaced in 2018,” says this new comment. Here it is in its entirety:

Another earlier comment which is interesting in the present context:

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/2016/11/firings-will-continue-until-morale.html?showComment=1479022236581#c4108431330349887010

“the Council cannot stop Battistelli dismantling the European Patent Office if that is his plan. He can continue as long as he gets votes from 10 countries. Even for a second or third term, as far as I can tell.
All he needs are the votes from 10 countries.”

That poster refers to the majority of 3/4 necessary to elect a new president. But in the last session, Kongstadt had this strange proposal that a same majority of 3/4 was necessary to start the selection process. Isn’t that a veiled way of saying “start the selection process if you want, without a 3/4 majority Battistelli stays in post”?

What happens in June 2018 if Battistelli, who controls at least a blocking minority of 10 countries, decides that he just stays in post? Without another President, he stays in post. And he has an history of disregarding the provisions of the EPC, hasn’t he?

I think it is wishful thinking to believe that Battistelli will be replaced in 2018. He is there to stay until he has finished his task.

Battistelli continues to lie, cheat, steal and cause people to commit suicide (which is not the same thing as murder, but liability/culpability may exist though cannot be proven because Battistelli prevents authorities from actually investigating).

Consider this recent letter to Battistelli, which was about coverup attempts:

Sehr geehrter Herr Präsident,

in den Balanced Score Cards der letzten Zeit war auch immer wieder der Punkt „S12: Staff Satisfaction“ eine Größe, welche das Amt im Auge behalten wollte, weil die Zufriedenheit der Belegschaft eine für die Amtsleitung wichtige Größe dargestellt hat (siehe hier).

Die aktuelle BSC scheint diese Größe nicht mehr zu beinhalten (siehe hier). Die Personalvertretung fragt Sie daher, warum die Zufriedenheit der Belegschaft nicht mehr dargestellt wird. Liegt es daran, dass sie nicht mehr messbar ist? Oder möchten Sie das Amt mit den gemessenen Ergebnissen nicht weiter blamieren?

Mit freundlichen Grüßen,

Der Zentrale Personalsusschuss

Wir bestätigen, dass das obige Schreiben ordnungsgemäß vom Zentralen Personalausschuss beschlossen wurde.

An automated translation of it (Google Translate, unedited) goes like this:

Dear Mr President,

In the Balanced Scorecards of the last time was also always the Point “S12: Staff Satisfaction” a size which the Office in mind Because the satisfaction of the workforce was one for the (See here).

The current BSC does not seem to contain this size anymore (see here). The staff representation therefore asks you why the satisfaction of the Workforce is no longer represented. Is it because they do not Is measurable? Or would you like the office with the measured Results do not continue to embarrass?

Best regards,

The Central Staff Committee

We confirm that the above letter is correct from the Central Committee on Personnel.

Is it not obvious already why EPO staff is up in arms? They’ve been subjected to a coup by a tyrant and the media in Europe (certainly in Germany) doesn’t seem interested in covering that. Maybe it is being paid not to cover it. Or maybe simply threatened, just like in Turkey. If it wasn’t for the sanctions, IP Kat wouldn’t have gone so silent since last summer.

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

4 Comments

  1. john said,

    March 30, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Gravatar

    This is really interesting. It is quite possible, even probable, that Battistelli is planning to stay a lot longer than 2018. The Council thinks he will go, but they have been fooled before and Battistelli knows he can fool them again.

    That would also explain that “strange” structure that is planned to replace Minnoye. Here again, the council thinks it is a temporary measure but that is a classical trick which is taught at the ENA: “temporary arrangements are easier to negotiate and often last longer”.

    This has implications for SUEPO (and techrights…) as well.

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    I’m prepared for the ‘long haul’ (it’s a crucial subject to cover and close to home), but unemployed staff representatives and DG3 member on “house ban” have a clock ticking. Justice cannot be restored under the current administration. It’s only drifting further away from justice.

    john Reply:

    You’re not here for the long haul. At the speed the story develops, you’ll have nothing to report about in about 2 years.

    Pardon me for being frank, I appreciate your efforts and the ones of other blogs but the situation is really serious. Actually, the title of this particular article is premonitory. Check your history books: when dictators stage a coup, it is for replacing the complete administration of the country by a new one entirely to their service. After that moment, they become impossible to replace before the whole system collapses.

    If we pause for a moment to look at what has been tried (by you, other blogs, politicians, suepo, etc…), it resolved around: calling scandals, go to court, try to convince political power to step in (the council or hosts countries). It succeeded, we had scandals, court motions and statements from the council and national politicians. But now we know that Battistelli is impervious to scandal, has full immunity and controls both the council and national politicians. A change in strategy is needed. Whom else can we ask for help?

    Dr. Roy Schestowitz Reply:

    The stakeholders. They are the ones feeding the monster and giving it something to manufacture consent with (even if by lying/distorting figures).

What Else is New


  1. Links 23/2/2020: PipeWire 0.3 and Osu!

    Links for the day



  2. FSF's Interim Co-President Alexandre Oliva on Being Cancelled

    It was reading this that I realized I’d been cancelled myself. In my case, I was painted misogynist and transphobic, and for a post in which I supported women but denounced a crowd of men twisting the feminist cause, that I share, to attack rms, as if he wasn’t a feminist himself; and in which I express curiosity as to what pronoun to use to refer to zero women to paint me as someone who disregards gender identities and their pronouns.



  3. Good People Need to Run for Free Software Foundation (FSF) Board Positions After an FSF Coup Threw in the Towel, Pushing Out the Founder

    "I have been hit, but not knocked out, and my campaign for free software is not over." --Richard Stallman, October 2019



  4. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, February 22, 2020

    IRC logs for Saturday, February 22, 2020



  5. Alexandre Oliva's Message About Cancel Culture at the FSF

    Being cancelled is no fun. In my case, it was for standing for a friend who got canceled for defending someone else from an accusation that was later proven false.



  6. Links 22/2/2020: Polish Government Increases GNU/Linux Use, Samza 1.3.1

    Links for the day



  7. Being Rich Does Not Imply Being Smart (Especially When One is Born Into Wealth)

    Presenting the 'genius' (college dropout, but that does not matter when the yardstick of wisdom is wealth alone), with his own predictions overlaid on top of his photo from the show of Bloomberg (another 'genius' whose supposed brilliance is measured using money alone)



  8. The Rise and Fall of Free Software

    "We simply need to make the movement less corporate, and more grassroots."



  9. Why You Should Adopt Debian 10, Not Vista 10 (Windows Vista With Microsoft's Latest Surveillance Add-ons)

    A little personal story and recommendation of Debian "Buster" (10) or Devuan (whose developers persist)



  10. Ethics by Exclusion

    It's the same old philosophical question; can excluding those who are perceived to be intolerant be seen as an act of tolerance?



  11. Even Worse Than Microsoft Inside the Board of the OSI

    The OSI has accepted people from companies that actively attack Software Freedom and there may be more on their way



  12. ZDNet Continues to Stuff Its 'Linux' Section With Proprietary Software of Microsoft

    The above is what the "Linux" section of ZDNet is going to look like throughout the weekend (and this is hardly unusual, either)



  13. IRC Proceedings: Friday, February 21, 2020

    IRC logs for Friday, February 21, 2020



  14. Links 21/2/2020: EasyOS 2.2.11 Released, Microsoft's Control of the Linux Foundation Increases and More Binary Blobs Arrive

    Links for the day



  15. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, February 20, 2020

    IRC logs for Thursday, February 20, 2020



  16. Video: LinuxWorld 1999, Torvalds and Stallman

    LinuxWorld 1999, Torvalds and Stallman



  17. GNU World Order is a Personal Sacrifice, LinuxWorld Just Business

    As the Linux Foundation shows, Linux is just business (and proprietary software) as usual, software patents included, whereas it’s GNU that continues the Free Software Movement’s battles



  18. Links 20/2/2020: Oracle Solaris 11.4 SRU18, Mesa 20, VirtualBox 6.1.4

    Links for the day



  19. Open Source Did Not Win, It Was Assimilated to and by Proprietary Software

    Don’t fall for the whole “Open Source has won!” spiel; You know we’ve lost the battle (and were in effect gradually conquered) at OSI and elsewhere when those who speak for the OSI are Michael Cheng (Facebook), Max Sills (Google), and Chris Aniszczyk (Linux Foundation); they say “Open Source Under Attack” (FOSDEM talk) but their employers are the ones attacking and they downplay openwashing



  20. Former Microsoft Employees Don't Like Talking About Past and Present Microsoft Back Doors (Designed for Spy Agencies)

    In a typical Microsoftian fashion, once they cannot defend the illusion/delusion that Microsoft values security the 'Softers' run away and block any further debate



  21. Techrights Warns Against Impending Extradition Efforts (Passage of Julian Assange to His Death in the United States)

    Imprisonment of journalists who are effective at exposing crimes (of the powerful, not petty crimes) must never be condoned



  22. Team UPC: Many Mouths and No Ears

    The mental condition of Team UPC gets more worrisome by the week



  23. Team UPC Insults Judges Because the UPC is Dead and UPC Lobbyists Have Nothing Left to Lose

    More judge-shaming tactics are in the mix; Team UPC seems to feel like there's nothing left to lose as the UPC is already dead (hope itself is next to die)



  24. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, February 19, 2020

    IRC logs for Wednesday, February 19, 2020



  25. China Bashing is Grounded in Fear (That They Can Simply Do Better Than the West)

    The atmosphere of hate towards China — fuelled partly by a white supremacist in the White House — is unhelpful and insulting; dignity and understanding is the way to go



  26. IRC Proceedings: Tuesday, February 18, 2020

    IRC logs for Tuesday, February 18, 2020



  27. FFII Press Release: Germany Can No Longer Ratify the Unitary Patent Due to Brexit and the Established AETR Case-law, says FFII

    Germany cannot ratify the current Unitary Patent due to Brexit and the established AETR case-law. The ratification of the UPC (Unified Patent Court) by Germany would constitute a violation of the AETR case-law, which was used during the EPLA negotiations in 2006 to consider a deal with non-EU countries, such as Switzerland.



  28. DRM (Proprietary Software) Already Makes Mozilla Firefox Broken, Unreliable, Undependable (Dependent on Binary Blobs)

    More people are beginning to realise that Mozilla resorted to self-harming DRM and self-inflicted damage that impacts Firefox; can Mozilla (re)join the anti-DRM coalitions?



  29. EPO and Other Patent Updates Over RSS

    Site syndication (over RSS feeds or XML/Atom) is vastly better than what became popular in recent years (censored, centralised, discriminatory "Social Control Media"); here are some feeds of interest



  30. When It Comes to a Unitary Patent System, Bad (or Intentionally Dishonest) Legal Advice Has Become the Norm

    The Unified Patent Court and Unitary Patent (UPC and UP, respectively) reinforce the old saying about lawyers being liars, doing anything to attract clients (to take their money); the UPC is basically dead, but fiction, falsehoods and outrageous fantasies still find their way into Web sites of law firms


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts