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05.21.17

Leaked: 2017 European Inventor Award Finalists, or Stooges Whom the Tyrant Battistelli Exploits for PR Purposes and Media Manipulation

Posted in Europe, Patents at 1:18 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

2017 European Inventor Award Popular Prize

Summary: The stupidest ceremony in Europe (turning serious science into something sketchy such as Eurovision) is disliked among EPO staff and is exploited by the person who destroys the EPO (Benoît Battistelli) to pretend all is fine and dandy, at huge expense to the Office (as extraordinary as about 5 million Euros for a ~2-hour show)

THE EPO is still wasting money on press releases that break patent neutrality and make the institution promotional (not objective) at the expense of stakeholders. We wrote about a dozen articles about this subject before. Looking at some of the very latest press releases, which continue to come (e.g. [1, 2]), we cannot help wondering how much money is spent on this. We know it’s millions, but this year we don’t have the invoices (at least not yet).

“The EPO has turned European media into ‘Turkish media’.”If anybody at the EPO knows that the EPO signed some kind of contract with Shepard Fox Communications (for PR), please get in touch. We could use a leak or at least some information which relates to this. As we noted here before, the PR expenditures of the EPO (to control the media) have gone well out of control. This might also impact coverage of EPO scandal (e.g. self-censorship, gags, retaliation against particular reporters). The EPO has turned European media into ‘Turkish media’. The USPTO has never done anything remotely like that; it didn’t even elevate one patent over another using so-called ‘awards’. Bluntly speaking, the patent offices around the world are rarely run by crooked people like Battistelli. As for Kongstad, we are told that he was ousted from DKPTO (told to step down, by his own government!) but could use material that helps verify that.

“Well, a lot of EPO insiders have great disdain for that silly charade, which is a waste of budget and is typically a photo-op opportunity for Battistelli — the man who abuses his own staff and destroys their employer, thus rendering them unemployed.”The above is intentionally distorted, for the purpose of source protection. “Here is [the] list of the nominees for the inventor award comedy,” told us a source. “I don’t [need to] tell you what it is all about,” the source continues, as “you know better than I do…”

Well, a lot of EPO insiders have great disdain for that silly charade, which is a waste of budget and is typically a photo-op opportunity for Battistelli — the man who abuses his own staff and destroys their employer, thus rendering them unemployed. EPO examiners aren’t gullible; they are very bright people — to the point where it’s unthinkable that they can be ruled by a clueless thug like Battistelli.

“It is time to inform the participants that [this] inventor award puff piece is rather a Battistelli horror show,” our source noted, worse “than the Cannes festival.”

“By exploiting EPO budget and possibly even misusing such budget, Battistelli tries to legitimise himself (and his reign of terror), e.g. by brushing shoulders with EU politicians and associating himself with scientists, including (as the above shows) people whose contribution is software patents that help patent trolls like MPEG-LA.”“Now the names of the nominees are public,” our source continued, “it is a great time to make them aware of the situation and the fact that Battistelli is misusing them for his own promotion. Imagine all the people… NOT attending the show.”

This observation is correct. By exploiting EPO budget and possibly even misusing such budget, Battistelli tries to legitimise himself (and his reign of terror), e.g. by brushing shoulders with EU politicians and associating himself with scientists, including (as the above shows) people whose contribution is software patents that help patent trolls like MPEG-LA. Remember that the EPO was never supposed to grant patents on software in the first place! Not only does it help patent trolls by doing so but it also grants awards to people who do this.

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