01.14.18

EPC Foresaw the Administrative Council Overseeing the Patent Office, Jesper Kongstad Made It “Working Together”

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:22 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

…so that he gets promoted and gets Battistelli’s job

Original: English [PDF]

Jesper Kongstad and Battistelli working together

Summary: An old open letter from the EPO shows the famous moment when Jesper Kongstad and Battistelli came up with a plan to empower both, rendering the Administrative Council almost subservient to the Office (complete inversion of the desired topology)

2010: Blaming the Messenger (SUEPO) for Staff Unhappiness at the European Patent Office (EPO)

Posted in Europe, Patents at 3:32 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Original: English [PDF] | German [PDF] | French [PDF]

Management blaming SUEPO

Summary: Tactics of SUEPO (EPO union) blaming go further back than Battistelli and can be found in the previous administration as well

2010: Deterioration of Working Conditions (e.g. Office Space) for EPO Staff

Posted in Europe, Patents at 2:29 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Original: English [PDF] | French [PDF]

Also: English [PDF] | German [PDF]

EPO space

Summary: Old EPO proposals which suggested the reduction of office space for EPO staff (among other things) — something which later happened to DG3, following the ‘exile’ to Haar

Budget at the EPO Decided Before Consultation

Posted in Europe, Patents at 1:48 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Original: English [PDF] | French [PDF] | German [PDF]

MAC budget

Summary: An old consultation meeting (GAC) at the EPO coincided with a meeting (MAC) which is perceived as ignoring the actual consultation — something which clearly should not be happening

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