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10.28.17

Fresh Allegations That the Belgian EPO Delegation is Compromised or in Cahoots With Benoît Battistelli

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:31 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: Belgium’s representatives might need further scrutiny, say inside sources, for they have been enabling some rather dubious activity which merits inconvenient questions

EARLIER THIS MONTH we wrote about the alleged role Belgium played in appointment of the next President of the EPO. Minnoye, who is Belgian, retired this summer, but another Belgian might soon become the chief of EU-IPO.

As a source that we deem pretty reliable explained to us at the time: “According to internal sources from within Battistelli’s trusted circle [...] Battistelli would have visited the Belgian Delegation with A. Campinos to make following deal: Belgian supports Campinos at the EPO and in exchange France supports Belgian Christian Archambeau (former PD HR at EPO, A.K.A. “Magnum” for his pronounced taste for both mustache and Ferraris) at the head of EUIPO in replacement of Campinos.”

Now here’s the latest, which relates to our last post:

How the Belgian Delegation acts to disseminate fake news during the last meeting of the EPO Budget and Finance Committee in Munich last week.

A member of the belgian delegation was heard trying to convince EPO staff during the BFC that “the CA doc presented by PD HR (which foresees to move from 5 % of time-limited contract to no less than 100% of such contracts by 1st January 2018 for all new recruits), would actually be an express demand of Mr Campinos to Mr Battistelli so that when he arrives at EPO, the dirty work is done”.

Nicely tried but untrue.

The Belgian delegate who visibly acted upon express demand of Battistelli just forgot one detail: the very document was tabled by PD Bergot was ready well before Mr Campinos was elected.

This sad episode shows that the Belgian delegation plays dirty with Battistelli (nothing new here). What kind of deal will they get as a retribution for their support to all Battistelli’s toxic policies: a top manager position at EPO? The recruitment of children at EPO? Future will soon tell.

Battistelli is in fact utterly upset after the brilliant election of Mr Campinos in only a single round of vote. He cannot stand to see his power vanishing by the hour. He thus now starts to spit on the back of Mr Campinos.

All this is of course totally Niveaulos but it illustrates so well the Battistelli era, made exclusively of pathetic trahisons, intrigues and coup bas.

Is Belgium covering up for Battistelli in exchange for favours? If that turns out to be the case, then it’s just about as severe — if not more severe — than allegations that Battistelli gave EPO money to various small nations in exchange for their votes (which have the same weight as large nations with hundreds of thousands of European Patents).

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