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04.27.18

Like a Cancer, EPO-Bribed Media Continues to Produce Puff Pieces for Benoît Battistelli

Posted in Europe, Patents at 2:41 pm by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

“Metastasis” is what our reader called it today

Saint-Germain-en-Laye event

Summary: The EPO’s management corrupts not only the Office but also Europe, European media and even other continents; it has become a reckless and dangerous entity that spreads like a cancer because Battistelli was given carte blanche

Having covered Benoît Battistelli’s scandals for nearly 4 years, nothing surprises us anymore. We already wrote many articles about gross misuse of EPO budget, e.g. to hire lawyers with whom to bully bloggers, media, dissenting staff and sometimes bribe the media for puff pieces and censorship. This sort of obscene behaviour does not seem to bother patent maximalists and Team UPC.

“Another puff piece [was] discovered today in one of the French partners of the EPO, les Échos,” a reader told us. “Really “cancer” Battistelli should refrain from drinking before giving an interview: this interview doesn’t even give you a “perception” of making sense.”

“We already wrote many articles about gross misuse of EPO budget, e.g. to hire lawyers with whom to bully bloggers, media, dissenting staff and sometimes bribe the media for puff pieces and censorship.”The article is in French and it won’t say a thing about the latest French scandal. It’s like arrest of a former President (who is close to Battistelli) is not something the media has learned from. As long as the money comes rolling in the publishers will just play along. Money corrupts media.

The truth of the matter is that several of our readers nowadays compare Battistelli to “cancer” or a “tumour” (or the “cancer within” the EPO, which used to be reasonably healthy). The “cancer” theme appears to have grown popular inside the EPO. It’s how some people refer to Battistelli.

“The truth of the matter is that several of our readers nowadays compare Battistelli to “cancer” or a “tumour” (or the “cancer within” the EPO, which used to be reasonably healthy).”Speaking of Battistelli and cancer, this new press release (or puff piece) speaks of “cancer treatment” — patents on which we mentioned in relation to the EPO before, e.g. in [1, 2].

Battistelli is lowering patent quality and making it harder for people to combat cancer. From the piece:

The European Union patent and trademark office (EPO) has approved the EU patent application no. 08717866.1 (anti-androgen peptides and uses thereof in cancer therapy), which covered the firm’s therapeutic compound.

ValiRx said the VAL201 EU is also having patent grants in the US, Japan, Australia and the UK.

ValiRx CEO Satu Vainikka said: “I am very pleased that VAL201 has received its European Union patent grant, hot on the heels of our receipt of a US patent grant.

Remember that the EPO not only granted patents to frauds disguised as ‘cures’; it even made them European Inventor Award finalists!

Elizabeth Holmes associating with the European Inventor Award (it’s a literal fraud) is something that somebody recalled just less than a day ago in this comment:

Or Elizabeth Holmes:

https://web.archive.org/web/20150428054613/http://www.epo.org/learning-events/european-inventor/finalists/2015/holmes.html

recently charged with fraud by the Securities and Exchange Commission and subject to criminal investigation for making false claims about the”revolutionary blood tests” she “invented”.

Last but not least, watch today’s European Inventor Award tweets from the EPO. One finalist is framed as “against cancer”, so let’s hope this one isn’t a fraud like Holmes. There were other tweets [1, 2] and retweets earlier today; it was mostly about the European Inventor Award. There’s an expensive, ongoing PR campaign about it. How much does it cost? We don’t know. The EPO won’t tell. But we know who’s paying: EPO coffers. A lot of EPO money is nowadays flowing towards Saint-Germain-en-Laye (Battistelli’s other and future employer).

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