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11.30.17

ILO is About to Publish “Exceptional” Decisions, Most of Them Regarding the EPO

Posted in Europe, Law, Patents at 10:51 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Recent: Systemic Injustice at the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Causes Serious Harm to Complainants’ Health, Including EPO Complainants

Guy Ryder
Guy Ryder, Director-General of ILO

Summary: The International Labour Organisation (ILO), which is responsible for ‘externally’ auditing a large number of international organisations to assure justice, prepares to say exceptional things about 5 appeals which emanated from the EPO

JUSTICE is dead at the EPO. It’s not just on its death throes, it’s literally dead. Even judges are subjected to gross injustice and are now at the receiving end of legal bullying (e.g. the judge who is still permanently suspended and in limbo in Munich because of a defamation case).

This is where ILO was, in principle, supposed to step in and intervene, but it does not. It’s embarrassing not just for the EPO but for ILO too. ILO hopefully recognises by now that it’s growingly complicit in EPO abuses because ILO is, for a verifiable fact, cited by Dutch authorities as an excuse for exempting the EPO from the law (even when it clearly and flagrantly violates Dutch law). It’s incredible that something so bad is happening in Europe and most politicians remain apathetic. They don’t wish to rock this boat for various personal/career reasons.

“ILO hopefully recognises by now that it’s growingly complicit in EPO abuses because ILO is, for a verifiable fact, cited by Dutch authorities as an excuse for exempting the EPO from the law (even when it clearly and flagrantly violates Dutch law)”Focusing again on the aforementioned attack on the judge — a poetic move in the sense that it’s injustice against a justice maker — early in the month we wrote about the latest on this (planned party of Battistelli) and 11 days ago we learned that almost nobody will attend. Appeals at the EPO are no longer possible because judges admittedly lack a sense of independence and watch how Battistelli sneaks into the Boards, reminding them that they have no independence at all.

Sent to every member of the appeals board: “The official inauguration of the new premises will take place on 14 December in connection with the 154th meeting of the administrative council. The president of the office and the president of the boards of appeal invite you to this event, which is planned from 12:45 to 14:00 including speeches and a flying buffet lunch. For those of you interested in coming, please indicate it by reform of this email, latest by Monday 4 December noon.”

“ILO failed to fulfill its duties, at least as far as the EPO is concerned.”The “president of the office” is Battistelli. He wants to absolutely control everything and he wants people whom he punished to celebrate this punlishment with him. What a nerve this sociopath has. The authors of the EPC must be turning in their graves (few are likely to be alive at this stage).

In any event, might some reprieve be on the way? ILO, according to this comment from yesterday, has news: (13 comments in that thread now)

The ILO Administrative Tribunal has now announced the exceptional public delivery on December 6 of a series of judgements including no less than FIVE cases against the EPO, which it considers have to be delivered rapidly (i.e. perhaps just in time for the December session of the AC?)
Obviously a few more dark clouds over Battistelli’s achievements under the benevolent supervision of the AC.

http://www.ilo.org/tribunal/news/WCMS_606486/lang–en/index.htm

According to the original, ILO is going to say something very important about the EPO as early as next week. We don’t know which cases it’s about, but 5 out of 8 cases are to involve the EPO. To quote:

The Tribunal will exceptionally deliver in public eight judgments adopted at its 125th Session separately and earlier than the remaining 79 judgments also adopted at the same session.

The eight judgments concern 2 cases against the CDE, 5 cases against the EPO and 1 case against the UPU.

The Tribunal has considered for various reasons that those judgments should be delivered rapidly.

They will be announced in public on Wednesday, 6 December 2017 at 3 pm at the ILO (Room XI, floor R2) and will be published on the Tribunal’s website (ilo.org/trib) shortly after the delivery.

The remaining judgments adopted at the 125th Session will be delivered on Wednesday, 24 January 2018.

We certainly hope that ILO understands the degree to which its inaction contributed to depression (maybe even suicides) and perhaps irreversible collapse of the EPO. ILO failed to fulfill its duties, at least as far as the EPO is concerned.

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