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11.09.17

The EPO in the Hands of Politicians Who Serve Their Towns Rather Than Users of the EPO

Posted in Europe, Patents at 7:24 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

SIPO and Battistelli
Reference: Loose Patent Scope Becoming a Publicity Nightmare for the EPO and Battistelli Does a China Outreach (Worst/Most Notorious on Patent Quality)

Summary: The utterly absurd situation in which Battistelli has put the EPO; conflicts of interest have become abundantly clear and they are exploited to their fullest

EARLIER today (around morning/noon to be more precise) SUEPO, the staff union of the EPO, published this polite response to Union Syndicale Fédérale from Mr. Campinos. It sounds promising, but that does not change the fact that Mr. Battistelli helped him get ‘elected’ (it seemed like a process as rigged as the DNC nominations in 2016). Don’t forget that Campinos has French nationality even though he — like Battistelli — has some other ‘pedigree’ (Italian name, Portuguese father or whatever).

People inside the EPO already learned the hard way what happens when politicians are put in charge. Battistelli comes from politics (still embroiled/involved in it) and Campinos comes from a political family. As it turns out, based on a message we’ve received, there’s much to be said about Battistelli’s political life in France. To quote:

Saint Germain en Laye / Inventor award: The inventor awards comedy has always been a shame and I fail to understand that applicants play the game. With this show held in St Germain en Laye, the culmination of indecency is reached. Is it acceptable that millions of euros are spent in the town where Benet Battistelli is deputy mayor, a week before his departure to grease the local “players” while epo staff are squeezed to death even on public holidays? No it isn’t and it is our duty to denounce it and to take all measures to stop this offending show.
A few things have changed recently in St Germain en Laye and it is important that the public becomes aware of them. The previous mayor, M. Emmnuel Lamy (69 y.o) passed away on May the 24th, this year leaving the place to his deputy M. Arnaud Péricard. Deputy that M.Lamy didn’t like very much. This wouldn’t be worth noting if M. Lamy, member of the same party as Mr. Battistelli, hadn’t had a very similar curriculum to M.Battistelli (Institut d’études politiques IEP, Ecole nationale supérieure d’administration ENA). M. Lamy being 2 years older than Battistelli (67 y.o.), they therefore met during their studies more than 40 years ago. They were “old friends”. What a coincidence! But the similarities go further that that.
Look this page: http://pssaintgermain.fr/2011/10/
M. Lamy used to edit a publication for his town “le Journal de Saint-Germain, also called “pravda locale”. It reminds of the EPO Gazette. If you further read the quoted article you will find this “pearl” about the degree of satisfaction of the tax payers in St Germain:
En matière de culture et de loisirs, le bilan n’est pas bon. Si les bibliothèques, les musées, les évènements culturels et les activités sportives attirent une majorité de satisfaction, la programmation culturelle du théâtre Alexandre Dumas est fortement critiquée.” (in matters of culture and leisures, the balance isn’t good. Even if libraries, museums, cultural events and sport activities give satisfaction to a majority of users, the program of the theatre Alexandre Dumas is highly criticised). M.Battistelli was in charge of the theatre Alexandre Dumas at that time…..
I also suggest the reader to have a look at :
http://pssaintgermain.fr/l-express-epingle-le-systeme-lamy-a-saint-germain-en-laye/
referring to one of the major French information magazines, l’Express tackles the “système Lamy” (!) with these words.
Further reading: http://pssaintgermain.fr/conseil-municipal-du-10-juillet-nouvelle-attitude-meprisante-du-maire/ about the disdaining behaviour of the Mayor toward the political opposition. This article shows how opponents are insulted, how truth is disguised. All this is familiar to the EPO staff. Did M.Lamy learn from M. Battistelli or vice versa?
I firmly believe that the new Mayor, M. Arnaud Péricard, having M. Battistelli as deputy mayor is in a dangerous position and should be extremely cautious. I don’t think that M. Battistelli, the autocrat, will accept a subordinate position for a long time. If something happens to M. Péricard, what we of course don’t wish, M. Battistelli would be the new Sun King in St Germain en Laye.

As a reminder, political involvement is not allowed for Battistelli, but he was put in charge of the EPO in spite of that. As insiders very well know, Battistelli is allowed the break any rules without any consequences. Staff that’s ordinary (i.e. not Battistelli’s cronies), however, is barely even allowed to volunteer anywhere.

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