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Upcoming EPO Series: Benoît Battistelli’s ‘Club Med’

Posted in Europe, Patents at 9:16 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Ahead of the expected coronation of António Campinos Techrights will publish a long series regarding Battistelli and his network of connections (politics the École nationale d’administration way)

THE situation at the EPO is untenable. If things continue along the same path, thousands of examiners will be rendered redundant next year* (i.e. laid off). This is the sort of vision IAM helps Battistelli promote while having the audactity to accuse me — publicly even — of pursuing this agenda. The ‘Battistelli doctrine’ is the elimination of the EPO for the sake of the UPC. Courts are not examining divisions and there’s a good reason why patent examination should be done outside the court system (necessitating legal defense and massive expenses for the accused/defendants). None of that will change if another Frenchman, António Campinos, gets his coronation secured soon. The appeal boards (similar to PTAB in the USPTO) would not be secure.

“The ‘Battistelli doctrine’ is the elimination of the EPO for the sake of the UPC.”The EPO does not want to publicly discuss this grim reality. Pure, classic, unadulterated greenwashing by the EPO is what we found today. They have been doing it for years. It’s clear that such patents are actually PREVENTING “green tech” use. They give a monopoly on key methods. We are seeing lots of these tweets every week (we no longer link to many examples as we took note of many in the past). It’s truly shallow virtue-signaling.

Ahead of the EPO’s next meeting (of the Administrative Council) Techrights will publish an important long series about Battistelli. These people still play dirty and delegates ought to know about it. Battistelli is what happens when you put a grossly under-qualified person in charge of the EPO. He’s paranoid and attacks any perceived critic or challenger.
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* We already wrote about work running out, short-term contracts for new recruits, and pushing out of longtime examiners. It’s common knowledge inside the EPO.

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