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06.12.18

Battistelli’s EPO is Outdoing North Korea When It Comes to Propaganda and Abuses Against Staff

Posted in Deception, Europe, Patents at 2:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Battistelli fire and fury

Summary: Battistelli’s ‘scorched Earth’ approach — his sole legacy at the EPO — has left many workers in mental breakdowns (if not dead), but to celebrate the ‘Battistelli years’ three weeks before the end of his term the Office issues new propaganda material (pertaining exclusively to the Battistelli years, 2010 to 2018) while Battistelli-leaning media offers ‘cover’

THE EPO has just issued a ‘Battistelli whitepaper’ (‘peak propaganda’ we might as well call it).

It’s accompanied by this distasteful Benoît Battistelli puff piece (warning: epo.org link) and a tweet which says: “Modernising the EPO for excellence and sustainability – a summary of our achievements 2010-2018 can now be downloaded from our website…”

“Is it already too late to hold Battistelli accountable while he’s still in Office? Probably. That’s what happened with Sarkozy.”The EPO now calls turning itself into a den of corruption with literal criminals in charge an “Achievement”. This is like seeing North Korea in “patent office” form. Already widely ridiculed by Moreno and various other EPO observers, this ‘report’ is a classic example of hogwash. The EPO should come under a criminal investigation for hundreds of abuses/counts, but it is effectively immune from prosecution and the international community doesn’t want to rattle this snake. Is it already too late to hold Battistelli accountable while he’s still in Office? Probably. That’s what happened with Sarkozy.

The Corcoran story which we took note of yesterday helps demonstrate that merely talking about Team Battistelli’s very serious abuses causes endless abuse to oneself. “If this turns out to be correct,” one insider wrote yesterday, “it would be another very black day in the history of the European Patent Office…”

Just like in the most authoritarian countries, people who speak out truth/justice get punished severely, sometimes even killed. This is the culmination of many EPO scandals and ILO does not seem to care.

Meanwhile, not a simple word in IP Kat. Not anymore; no interest, obviously, as that does not suit the new agenda of the blog and its new 'owners', who yesterday made event recommendations.

“Just like in the most authoritarian countries, people who speak out truth/justice get punished severely, sometimes even killed.”They apparently have no time to write about EPO scandals but plenty of time and space to write about European Patents (EPs), as they did yesterday. This very long article mentions patents on life tied to a fake ‘charity’ (actually guarding monopoly on life). “The Court of Appeal were similarly in no doubt that Regeneron would “suffer irreparable harm” if Kymab were to commercialize antibodies arising from the Gates foundation collaboration,” it said, “and that Kymab’s successful collaborations represent lost opportunities to Regeneron.”

Managing IP, another Battistelli-leaning site, wrote about EPs yesterday, taking note of a case in France. It stated that “[t]he Tribunal de Grande Instance of Paris delivered the injunction against Teva’s generic version of Exforge (valsartan/amlodipine), which has been patented by Novartis at the EPO (EP2322174).”

Imagine how much worse things would get if UPC became a reality. It’s all about denying access to medicine.

“They don’t seem to care how many people are killed as long as their agenda gets served (financial agenda of course).”Meanwhile, over at IAM (another Battistelli-leaning rag), Timothy Au doubles down on their attacks on a study from IP2Innovate, instead citing something we have never heard of before, a “4iP Council”, with its front page showing only one feature: “Yann Ménière, Chief Economist, European Patent Office” (Battistelli’s right-hand (French)man).

From the summary:

A new paper analysing the potential threat posed by patent assertion entities (PAEs) in Europe has argued that concerns that companies will be a target for widespread litigation abuse are both overstated and unfounded. Released last week, the report from the 4iP Council – which is authored by Igor Nikolic of University College, London – takes a close look at the IP litigation environment in Europe, specifically in relation to PAEs – which are described as companies that monetise patents, but do not practise on them.

This person was only mentioned by Bristows, citing IAM (“This also shows, as pointed by Richard Lloyd from IAM”), so we suppose this is part of Team UPC’s lobbying, which relies on denying the UPC’s effect on patent trolling in Europe. At “4iP Council”, the EPO and EUIPO (headed by António Campinos) are cited extensively, so it seems like somewhat of a think tank of patent maximalists.

All in all, what we’re seeing here is a propaganda war waged by Battistelli, his paid-for rags, and Team UPC. They don’t seem to care how many people are killed as long as their agenda gets served (financial agenda of course).

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