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12.05.17

French Disgrace: Teachers at CEIPI Not Happy About Benoît Battistelli as Upcoming President of the CEIPI Administrative Board

Posted in Europe, Patents at 3:11 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

The French connection

The French connection

Summary: Battistelli, who is believed to be exploiting the Centre for International Intellectual Property Studies (CEIPI) in order to personally dominate UPC in France, is now disgracing CEIPI in France and also coming under fire for conspiring to patent seeds with help from the France-based Community Plant Variety Office (CPVR)

THE reputation of the EPO is very, very bad. People who are working in that professional field/domain cannot escape reality; they’re being exposed — occasionally in their own language too — to reports about the EPO. It doesn’t look good. Before Battistelli came the EPO was still regarded as world leader (as judged by yardsticks such as patent quality and workers’ salary etc.) and nowadays it’s better known for suicides, miscarriage of justice, and even corruption. From model employer it turned into nightmare employer.

“Battistelli wants to become ‘king’ of justice, EU-wide and beyond. It’s incredible!”Nowadays, the EPO is attacking justice itself and disgracing anything it touches. The EPO’s Boards of Appeal were sent to exile just a couple of months ago, in order to punish and/or terrorise judges. Watch how the EPO framed it yesterday; Some “news”, eh?

It looks possible that Battistelli will ruin another institution — one that we wrote about thrice since Friday. It looks like another Battistelli 'scam'. CEIPI is believed (by some) to be a temporary launching pad for a UPC role. Battistelli wants to become ‘king’ of justice, EU-wide and beyond. It’s incredible!

We have, thus far, seen only one article about it, in effect copying the late Friday ‘news’ (disclosure more-like) without exploring it futher. It said:

Battistelli succeeds António Campinos, who is also the current executive director of the EU IP Office and president elect of the EPO. Campinos will begin his five-year term at the EPO on 1 July 2018.

It doesn’t take a genius, based on the above alone, to see what’s going on here and sources close to the EPO say that “CEIPI teachers are not happy…”

We are trying to acquire more information about it; the above source is pretty reliable.

In other news from yesterday, an article showed up (behind paywall) which spoke about the CPVR ‘news’. We responded to that some days ago.

“Several prominent French politicians have already cautioned the Assembly, informing everyone there that Benoît Battistelli was doing irreparable damage to the image of the whole country.”“Already,” it says, “the EPO has authorised patents on naturally occurring products like tomatoes and broccoli even though the DNA remains a product of nature. Moreover, the EPO is ignoring latest advice made by the Commission which recommends not using patents on” such things…

The article also mentions a “move [which] came at a conference organised by the European Patent Office (EPO) and Community Plant Variety Office (CPVR) to look at intellectual property rights in the sector.”

As wrote about it before, it might be worth reminding readers that the Community Plant Variety Office (CPVR) — just like CEIPI — is based in France (Angers to be precise).

Several prominent French politicians have already cautioned the Assembly, informing everyone there that Benoît Battistelli was doing irreparable damage to the image of the whole country.

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