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12.31.17

Raw: Battistelli Had Already Spoiled the Independence of the EPO’s Boards of Appeal More Than Half a Decade Ago

Posted in Europe, Patents at 6:56 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Original/full: English [PDF] | German [PDF]

Boards of Appeal concern

Summary: AMBA, which represents the members of the Boards of Appeal, warmed that unnecessary changes would give Battistelli’s circle ‘disciplinary’ control/leverage over judges like Patrick Corcoran — a warning that came more than half a decade ago and two years prior to the assault on Corcoran

Raw: EPO Was Forewarned About the Investigative Unit (IU) Turning Against Law-Abiding Dissent Using Illegal Surveillance

Posted in Europe, Patents at 6:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Original/full: English [PDF] | French [PDF]

IU warnings

Summary: SUEPO (EPO staff union) and the staff committee both warned that Battistelli’s ‘secret police’ would not really protect the dignity of staff but potentially punish people whom the President (Battistelli) does not like, e.g. Patrick Corcoran

Raw: Circular Decision-Making as Consultation at the EPO Done by Same Party That Suggests and Approves Changes

Posted in Europe, Patents at 5:47 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The notion of “separation of powers” (except in a theatrical sense) does not exist in Battistelli’s mind

Also see: Raw: How Battistelli Stacked (to Effectively Control) the Consultation Process Rubber-stamping All His Controversial Proposals

Original/full: English [PDF] | German [PDF]

Putting the MAC inside the GAC

Summary: In violation of — or in defiance of the spirit of — Article 38(3) ServRegs, Battistelli undermined the staff’s ability to participate in decision-making by putting the MAC inside the GAC (General Advisory Committee) as far back as over half a decade ago, raising suspicions and causing understandable animosity

Raw: The European Patent Office (EPO) is a Cash Cow of Germany

Posted in Europe, Patents at 5:15 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Original/full: SUEPO on pensions [PDF]

EPO money diagram

Summary: “The EPO commissioned a study showing that Germany is hugely benefiting from the EPO presence on it soil,” SUEPO wrote 5 years ago (diagram above) and EPO “unduly benefits two Host countries (with 40% of our pensioners residing in Germany and 25% in the Netherlands).”

Raw: Fake Consultations at the EPO Give the False Impression Legal Procedures Are Followed

Posted in Europe, Patents at 5:02 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Original/full: Home Leave: a new attack on our working conditions [PDF]

SUEPO on WG

Summary: The staff union of the EPO (SUEPO) explains how staff is having rights revoked by an administration which knows that appeals can take many years to even reach the front of the queue and institute a potent legal challenge

Raw: Battistelli, Topić and Bergot Are Stonewalling Until Staff Representatives Speak to EPO Staff

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:41 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Also see: Raw: EPO Stonewalled Staff Committee, Failing to Reply to About 30 Letters in Succession

Original/full: How social is the President’s agenda for 2013 [PDF]

EPO stonewalling

MoU signed by Bergot
Always together, undermining justice in the dark

Summary: Consultation in the EPO became so farcical that management basically denied staff’s input (in defiance of the EPO’s rules/spirit) and when challenged on the matter it responded, very harshly, whereupon staff representatives themselves were painted as the problem

Raw: Battistelli Nervous About Perception of EPO Nepotism (French Cronyism) and Attacks Those Who Take Note of It

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:14 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Original/full: Story-telling by Mr Battistelli [PDF]

EPO institutional racism

Summary: “All this is indicative of a smoke-screen, which we believe has the aim to distract staff from the real issues, focussing solely on the alleged misbehaviour of staff or SUEPO representatives,” explained staff representatives

Raw: How Battistelli Stacked (to Effectively Control) the Consultation Process Rubber-stamping All His Controversial Proposals

Posted in Europe, Patents at 3:54 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Battistelli patented carte blanche

Original/full: English [PDF] | French [PDF]

GAC and MAC

Summary: By creating an overlap between GAC and MAC, Battistelli has effectively eliminated the GAC’s role/purpose and thus staff’s influence in decision-making processes

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