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03.25.18

Benoît Battistelli the Latest Example of Massive Bonuses Given to People Who Destroyed Their Own Organisation

Posted in Europe, Patents at 8:51 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The rumoured bonus payments to Battistelli might make some workers’ blood boil; but more importantly, these serve to reveal that the Administrative Council is as complicit as ever in Battistelli’s gross and oftentimes illegal behaviour inside the European Patent Office (EPO)

THE EPO has become a truly bizarre workplace for all sorts of reasons. But here’s another reason.

Yesterday an insider wrote:

Various reliable sources within the #EPO have confirmed that the Board (Administrative Council) has agreed to pay President #Battistelli 600,000€ #bonus for having done such a “great job” during his #presidency! Congrats, Mr #President! It’s party time🎉🍾🎇 !

We find that easy to believe although we’d prefer to have some documents related to that. Now that Battistelli is said to have received/secured a massive bonus recall that it was the same in Novell (Hovsepian) and Nokia (Elop). People who destroy things get rewarded.

“It’s slap across the face to EPO staff that might soon be rendered redundant as a result of his policies; is that 100,000 euros per suicide?”Recall the old rumours about massive bonuses for Benoît Battistelli. He said he had received no bonuses, but here he is receiving a lot of money (2 years of regular salary, bar other bonuses). It’s a slap across the face to EPO staff that might soon be rendered redundant as a result of his policies; is that 100,000 euros per suicide? (there were nearly 7)

If anyone can relay to us any documents or additional information, we would greatly appreciate it. The Council can pretend all it wants that it’s upset at Battistelli for human rights violations, abuses, damage to the Office etc. But if it agrees to pay him a bonus (not even compensation as a result of early dismissal; this is end of a long term), then it’s just adding insult to injury and may also merit some tough questions.

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