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02.06.18

Battistelli Works With IAM and Pays European Media to Promote Software Patents in Europe

Posted in Europe, Patents at 5:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Fourth Estate bribed by Battistelli (at the EPO’s expense) for “fourth industrial revolution” nonsense

Perskaart Wim Simons

Summary: The EPO continues to corrupt the media and in the process it overrides the law, perpetuating a trend we have become all too familiar with under Battistelli

THE EPO‘s budget isn’t being watched by any governments and shareholders. It’s therefore unsurprising that Battistelli can secretly build himself a pub and get away with it. Who’s going to stop him? The former financial auditor is now Battistelli’s new ‘chinchilla’ (Herrnst) and nothing about Battistelli troubles him. Battistelli can do anything he pleases, even send heaps of EPO budget to the town where he's a politician (Saint-Germain-en-Laye).

“Battistelli can do anything he pleases, even send heaps of EPO budget to the town where he’s a politician (Saint-Germain-en-Laye).”Software patents used to be the only thing that troubled us, but seeing what Battistelli has been up to, we never cease to be amazed. It’s a textbook example for all sorts of things one might expect to hear about small African dictatorships. Battistelli, the crooked thug who is hated by almost all the staff (and still miraculously manages to keep his job), now openly admits that “4IR” (“fourth industrial revolution”) is just a new buzzword (also “ICT” and “Industry 4.0″) that they use for software patents. IAM says it out loud and even attempts to tease me. “We are ready for a Manchester meltdown,” they wrote after they had tweeted that Battistelli “explains how the agency is evolving with the 4th industrial revolution” (Battistelli paid the German media to create and spread this hype about software patents).

“It’s a textbook example for all sorts of things one might expect to hear about small African dictatorships.”Richard Lloyd spent the past decade or so lobbying for software patents everywhere in the world, so what better writer to “engage” Battistelli? He has just found a clueless person, Battistelli, to join him in advocating something he does not understand. The original was behind a paywall, so we could only guess what Battistelli had written in the magazine (yes, he writes for IAM now) and his PR agency pays IAM, so there’s a convenient circulation of funds there too.

From the puff piece:

To understand how related inventions are evolving, the EPO has developed a 4IR cartography and has undertaken a survey to understand how ICT is growing.

[...]

By their nature, 4IR technologies are computer implemented inventions (CII), an area where some have struggled in recent years to determine just what should be patent eligible – the US springs to mind, for example.

[...]

“Like information and communications technology, these other two sectors will also comprise examiners experienced in CII working in technical areas to ensure a harmonised practice across all sectors in CII-related technology,” Battistelli explains.

They are using words like “industry” (implies physical) and “revolution” (stronger than “innovation”) to promote so-called ‘CII’ (what EPO used to call software patents for over a decade). The FFII’s President said: “EPO still granting software patents, painting them as 4th Industrial Revolution: “4IR technologies are computer implemented inventions (CII)” #epomustgo #swpat”

IAM facilitates this nonsense, as well as/along with paid-for (by EPO budget) German media.

“IAM and EPO should be considered to be anagrams (even if they aren’t).”IAM seems to have quit caring about its reputation, judging by the above snide remark (directed at me). They’re unable to defend their relationship with Battistelli. They now proudly associate with thug who abuses the rules, breaks the law, and then gets away with it — a subject of some of the very latest comments here (most are worth reading as they are informative and they shed light on how bad things became under his supposed ‘leadership’, which is more like a brutal tyranny culminating in suicides).

IAM and EPO should be considered to be anagrams (even if they aren’t).

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