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06.09.18

Benoît Battistelli Should Have Received an Award for Corruption, But He Completely Controlled the Show in His Own Theatre

Posted in Europe, Finance, Patents at 8:46 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Battistelli has just ‘pulled a Henry Kissinger’

Son of Campinos

Summary: Having abused/misused diplomatic immunity for about 8 years, Benoît Battistelli now passes this immunity to his old friend (António Campinos) and arranges to receive an award in France, for fighting what they call “piracy”

THE king of EPO corruption is about to officially — at least on paper — finish his term, but not before he gets some 'royal' treatments in the unfinished Dutch branch. It’s pretty incredible what he got away with; like a true king, he’s demonstrably above the law and he’s never reluctant to break laws which he subjects others to. The USPTO, which is a federally-enshrined institution, operates differently, so staff does not enjoy the same sort of immunity (not even the chiefs).

“We wish to remind our readers that Battistelli’s immunity expires in a few weeks with no imminent role (anywhere) to expand this thug’s protection from the Rule of Law.”Speaking of immunity, remember what happened at EU-IPO. Caricatures like the above were made about it last year (and circulated inside the EPO).

Currently, the EU-IPO is all about António Campinos, who starts his job at the EPO in about 3 weeks, taking over from another Frenchman whom he knew for many years. He made the EU-IPO 'study' all about himself this past week (we’ve seen him explicitly mentioned in about 50 articles; here’s one in English) — a very Battistelli-like style of personification and self promotion.

We wish to remind our readers that Battistelli’s immunity expires in a few weeks with no imminent role (anywhere) to expand this thug’s protection from the Rule of Law. As for Campinos, he has enjoyed diplomatic immunity for a number of years and 5 years inside the EPO’s management team may mean that it will be impossible to sue him until 2023 (if not much later). Will he exploit such immunity the way Battistelli did? That remains to be seen. Can lawsuits be filed against monsters/mobsters like Battistelli for what he did whilst immune? We’re not lawyers (none of us), so we’re not sure about the scope and limits of diplomatic immunity; we urge EPO staff (past and present) to investigate this matter and consider action. Battistelli and his thugs were very eager to hire several law firms and legally bully me, knowing that they enjoyed disproportionate legal power because they’re resistant to prosecution and probably to subpoenas too.

“Battistelli and his thugs were very eager to hire several law firms and legally bully me, knowing that they enjoyed disproportionate legal power because they’re resistant to prosecution and probably to subpoenas too.”Battistelli won’t leave the Office without insulting everything and everyone associated with the Office. He already tarnishes any remnant of reputation, falsely believing that hiring not one but several PR agencies (external to the EPO itself) will help compensate for it. We’ve quietly and patiently observed puff pieces from “media partners” (as usual) and press releases over the past few days. We would rather not link to these but only point out that the EPO works again (just like last year) with Shepard Fox Communications. From one of the press releases (trying to appeal to the cause of feminism, emphasising an ethical aspect, at least a perceived one after that "diversity" ploy celebrated a day beforehand) we have extracted the role of Shepard Fox Communications, but from another press release we extract the following again:

UK media contact:
Barbara Geier
echolot pr
Tel: 0044 (0)7983 242 195
barbara@bconnects.net

We have mentioned her before [1, 2]; they’re literally writing some of the ‘articles’ (their name remains in the metadata).

Now, on to the event — the one that the EPO wastes a fortune on (European Inventor Award). It’s all about the ‘king’, who is presenting the show in his own theatre that he’s responsible for! From the EPO’s official account: “President Battistelli: “We are here to celebrate these inventors and I would like you to consider that all our nominees deserve our congratulations and out thanks” [] We wouldn’t have been able to produce this shortlist of impressive nominees without our international jury, says President Battistelli. [] President Battistelli officially opens the Ceremony: “I would like to offer you a very warm welcome to the European Inventor Award 2018”…”

So the star of the show is — as usual — the ‘king’ himself.

“…they’re [PR firms] literally writing some of the ‘articles’ (their name remains in the metadata).”Here’s what the EPO wrote at the end (warning: epo.org link), after about 60 (re/)tweets that day. Yes, this charade of Battistelli is all about Battistelli himself. He pays not a dime for it (not his own anyway) and gains financially from it, as do his colleagues in France. We prefer not to heckle scientists who were there, e.g. to accept prizes (they’re not part of the abuse and some may not even be aware of how they’re being used for a money-passing ‘cover’). We prefer not to name them or give ‘free’ publicity to this terrible festival, which Battistelli celebrates for his own personal interests.

Call it laughable or call it outrageous, but crooked Battistelli is ‘giving’ a bogus award to himself on the same day that he loots the EPO (the ‘crime’). We believe that crooks like him and Sarkozy would get away with murder, albeit what happens after he loses his immunity remains to be seen (Sarkozy got arrested some months ago, well after he was leader of France). The award of Battistelli was “presented to him in Paris,” according to the EPO (warning: epo.org link). It looks like a prearranged and staged ceremony, wherein “Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group” (we never heard of it before!) was trying to frame a likely criminal as an anti-crime person. It’s like that Nobel peace prize granted to Henry Kissinger. It took decades for the Nobel ‘franchise’ to recover from that (if it ever recovered at all). Battistelli is trying to legitimise himself while he’s engaging in serious corruption in the theatre which he manages. Yes, published “7 June 2018″ (same day as European Inventor Award) and also in France:

The Global Anti-Counterfeiting Group (GACG) today honoured EPO President Benoît Battistelli with a special award for his services to intellectual property. The 2018 prize in the individual achievement category was presented to him in Paris on the occasion of an Awards ceremony celebrating the World Anti-Counterfeiting Day- which recognises national and international efforts to curb counterfeiting and piracy.

“Marking their 20th year, the GACG Awards were held at the Museé de Contrefaçon, housed at the Headquarters of the Union des Fabricants (UNIFAB),” it says. So they didn’t even exist until the late nineties and we never ever heard of them before. Sounds dodgy or what?

“Even the Oscars don’t reach these levels of corruption,” I told this person, who laughably enough wrote (to soon be retweeted by the EPO):

European Inventor Award 2018 – think the Oscars for Patents – EPO put on an incredible program. Block out your calendar for this in 2019. @aipla @EPOorg #inventoraward pic.twitter.com/OiK9TnSrAt

Oscars?!

Got to be joking! It’s not even remotely comparable. The Oscars are watched by hundreds of millions worldwide. How many people tuned in for European Inventor Award? Several thousands on a live feed?

“…this scheme will soon be managed by a former banker, whose employer (the bank) is notorious for corruption. How’s that for EPO hope or optimism?”What the European Inventor Awards are nowadays stigmatised for (past and present) is fraud, scams, and corruption. This is Battistelli’s legacy. He kept placing them in France, in spite of the long tradition of hosting in the EU Presidency’s nation, and he ended up landing the event in the theatre that he’s managing.

Märpel has just brought up the word “corruption” in relation to the lack of accountability at the EPO. To quote:

After the last article, some people approached Märpel with questions. The word “corruption” was used.

Märpel would like to point out that she did not use that word.

Let us just say that there are many ways to win people to one’s cause but that it is always much easier when they believe that your cause is also theirs. Mr. Petrović was always convinced that this cause was just.

[...]

Märpel believes that this is exactly what happened at the EPO. President Battistelli saw the opportunity to seize power and turned the organisation to a ghost of its former self: it does not fulfil its mission of examining patents any more, it is haemorrhaging staff, its financial assets have been seized by what could be a Ponzi scheme (over 2 billions Euros). All what was needed was complacency from the judiciary.

What Märpel refers to as “Ponzi scheme” was recently covered by Märpel. Well, this scheme will soon be managed by a former banker, whose employer (the bank) is notorious for corruption. How’s that for EPO hope or optimism?

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