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12.08.17

Antonius Tangena From the European Patent Institute (EPI) ‘Aids’ Željko Topić’s Appointment at the European Patent Office (EPO)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:09 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Published a month ago: “EPI Makes No Protest When the AC Connives With Battistelli to Trash the Rule of Law”

E-mail from Antonius (Tony) Tangena

Summary: An E-mail from Antonius (Tony) Tangena reveals a degree of coordination between the EPI and the EPO — a potentially inappropriate action that can be seen as a cover-up attempt

More information about the situation inside the EPO during 2013 is revealed in the above E-mail exchange between the Vice-President of DG5 (Raimund Lutz) and the President of the epi at the time, who as far as can be determined was Antonius Tangena. The epi is the European Patent Institute, a.k.a. the institute of professional representatives before the European Patent Office, and it is the main representative association of European Patent attorneys.

The E-mail exchange starts with a copy of a press release dated 9 December 2013 which was sent to the President of the epi. The press release which is from the Croatian NGO “Juris Protecta” voices criticism of Željko Topić’s appointment as EPO Vice-President and provides a series of links to documentation about Topić from Croatian sources.

The President of the epi forwarded this to Lutz. In an internal EPO E-mail, Lutz forwarded the epi communication to some other EPO staff.

Although the names have been redacted from the attached E-mail copy, it seems that one of the internal recipients was Florian Andres (“F… A…”) who was the founder of the infamous Investigative Unit and its first director.

In his E-mail Lutz states that he is forwarding the communication for information and indicates that he will write back to Tangena.

These E-mails suggest that Tangena and Lutz may have been in cahoots trying to stop the circulation of material critical of Topić’s appointment as EPO Vice-President. This raises the question as to what role the epi might have played in the cover-up of the Topić affair at the EPO.

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