EditorsAbout the SiteComes vs. MicrosoftUsing This Web SiteSite ArchivesCredibility IndexOOXMLOpenDocumentPatentsNovellNews DigestSite NewsRSS

07.08.18

Project Battistelli: Documenting the Ugly and Illegal Things Battistelli Did at the EPO

Posted in Europe, Patents at 9:54 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Now that he’s officially out more people can spill the beans

Many beans

Summary: The efforts to shed light on what Battistelli did when he was in charge of the European Patent Office (both told and untold stories)

THE EPO has lost the psychopath in chief, but that does not mean that spilling the beans is an old thing which must end. We have not yet seen António Campinos distancing himself from Battistelli, even if Battistelli must begrudgingly distance himself from his 'palace'.

“Let’s set the record (history) straight. Battistelli’s ability to chase or punish sources is greatly diminished now.”Looking back, we’re far from done. Further EPO leaks are expected and would be greatly appreciated/welcomed. Now more than ever. For instance, we welcome leaks about old things (things that happened even years ago) that our audience knew but could not share/tell. Let’s set the record (history) straight. Battistelli’s ability to chase or punish sources is greatly diminished now.

One reader wrote to us today, reflecting not only on the past but also the future:

The dictator of the 10th floor vanished a week ago as dust in the desert. Exit Battistelli. We will remember Francesca and will forget Benoit. C’est la vie. I have never seen an happy ending for a dictator. I also would like to thank all contributors leaking crucial information. With this info we will make the ex-dictator and some friends accountable. Last but not least, before the Ex disappears our memories you may want to send him a farewell feedback to his email address as a deputy mayor in St Germain en Laye or even great him personally for his birthday an June 12th at his place in the Quartier des Ursulines.

“The dictator is gone,” I responded, “but the dictatorship is still there, so challenges remain ahead of us all.”

We need more leaks. We still need more information. Earlier this weekend I began sharing information publicly — information that I could not previously disclose for fear or retribution (against suspected sources). Among the things I wrote: “I can say that his [Battistelli's] staff, appointed by him (Team Battistelli), was (probably still is) so disgusting that examiners did not want to seat next them to them on planes” and “I can say that many of his workers hope he will die like his ‘mentor’ Lamy did. Suddenly, without warning, like a punishment from above.” (Cardiac)

People actually tell me this kind of stuff. Staff talks about it.

“Just because Battistelli is out doesn’t mean that the embarrassment to him is over. It just means he’s a lot less capable of responding to it, e.g. by punishing innocent people (or collective punishment).”I also wrote: “I can say that strong evidence exists that his people also covertly spy on former EPO staff (which I believe is illegal). Got more evidence? Get in touch with us…”

Also about Battistelli: “I can say that people even at top-level management (senior staff) at the EPO hate him…”

Working carefully and re-reading ~2,000 lines of unpublished drafts, I’m still trying to determine what is and isn’t safe to say (or in what form it’s safe enough to say it). We also have hundreds of unpublished EPO documents. Just because Battistelli is out doesn’t mean that the embarrassment to him is over. It just means he’s a lot less capable of responding to it, e.g. by punishing innocent people (or collective punishment).

Share this post: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Digg
  • del.icio.us
  • Reddit
  • co.mments
  • DZone
  • email
  • Google Bookmarks
  • LinkedIn
  • NewsVine
  • Print
  • Technorati
  • TwitThis
  • Facebook

If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

Pages that cross-reference this one

What Else is New


  1. Links 21/10/2019: More on DeX, Disney DRM and Linux 5.4 RC4

    Links for the day



  2. GNU/Linux is Bigger Than Ever (Used More Than Ever Before), But Communication Means and Brands Have Changed

    The GNU/Linux market is alive and healthy; it's how we measure its health that ought to adapt because things are constantly changing, more rapidly in the realm of technology than anywhere else



  3. IRC Proceedings: Sunday, October 20, 2019

    IRC logs for Sunday, October 20, 2019



  4. Samsung Does Not Say Why It's Dropping DeX, But the ASUS EEE Story Might Offer Clues

    It's not at all outlandish or unreasonable to suggest that Microsoft used patents or bribes or kickbacks as incentives for Samsung to abandon GNU/Linux as a desktop platform



  5. EPO: It's Only Getting Worse

    Inhaling Seagull meme for EPO presidents



  6. It Has Begun: EPO Staff Protests Against António Campinos (Starting Wednesday)

    Wednesday marks the resumption of EPO protests; it’s happening for the first time under Campinos and only a year after he took Office. Even Battistelli, the notorious thug, lasted longer before such escalations/actions or — put another way — he did better than that (if one checks the timeline of his presidency)



  7. Links 20/10/2019: GNU/Linux at Penn Manor School District, Wine-Staging 4.18, Xfce 4.16 Development, FreeBSD 12.1 RC2

    Links for the day



  8. Guest Post: Understanding Autism for More Complete Inclusion

    "...assuming that autistic people are all the same isn't only technically wrong, it is misleading and leads to harmful and needless misunderstandings."



  9. Guest Post: Free Software Freedom is Not a Freedom of Choice

    The concept of "Freedom of Choice" and how the ruling class uses it to give a false impression of "Freedom"



  10. Guest Post: Free Software Developers and Pursuing 'Market Share'

    "The only people interested in software freedom are (almost always) free software developers. And users are interested in freedom to a very limited extent: the "free beer" side. Even many free software developers are only interested in the "free beer" part of free software."



  11. The Assertion That Microsoft Uses Communist Tactics Against GNU/Linux and Free/Libre Software

    A study of Taistoism might help understand how Free/libre software is being undermined



  12. European Patent Office and US Patent and Trademark Office Cranks Discovered Buzzwords, Stopped Worrying, Started Granting Patents They Know to be Fake

    The world's patent repositories are being saturated with loads of junk patents or patents that have no legal bearing but can still be leveraged for extortion purposes; the EPO is resorting to lies and artificially-elevated buzzwords to justify granting such fake (yet ruinous) patents



  13. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, October 19, 2019

    IRC logs for Saturday, October 19, 2019



  14. “The True Hypocrite is the One Who Ceases to Perceive His Deception, the One Who Lies With Sincerity,” Said André Paul Guillaume Gide (Nobel Prize in Literature)

    Lies flow like water in the realm of EPO and its publishers, whose sole role is dissemination of deliberate falsehoods, misnomers and misinformation



  15. The EPO Cannot Guard Fake European Patents From Scrutiny (in the Long Run)

    Legal certainty associated with newly-granted European Patents is already pretty low and as long as the EPO refuses to acknowledge that its courts (or boards) lack autonomy the EPO merely brushes a growing problem under the rug



  16. Links 19/10/2019: DeX Discontinued, DXVK 1.4.3 and Wine 4.18 Released

    Links for the day



  17. 'Corporate Linux' Will Not Protect Software Freedom

    The corporate model is inherently not compatible with software that users themselves fully control (or Software Freedom in general), so we must rely on another model of sovereignty over code and compiled code (binaries)



  18. IRC Proceedings: Friday, October 18, 2019

    IRC logs for Friday, October 18, 2019



  19. 26,000 Posts

    We want to thank those who help spread the word; it gives us moral support and morale.



  20. The Myth of 'Analysts'

    People with exaggerated roles (exaggerated by corporate media and corporations that control them) distort public perceptions about their clients; they're in effect just elevated marketing or Public Relations (PR) operatives



  21. The FSF Has Two Acting Presidents Now

    Alexandre Oliva, who acted as a sort of deputy of Richard Stallman in recent weeks, sheds some much-needed light on the current situation



  22. Should Anybody Dictate the Free Software Movement?

    "There's a great myth, as Jagadees reminds us, that advocacy doesn't produce software. That myth is corporate, and proper advocacy has at times produced the greatest software in the history of computing. If we want great Free software to continue, we need advocacy more than ever."



  23. Links 18/10/2019: More KDE Events and OpenBSD 6.6

    Links for the day



  24. We Don't Know Who Will Run the Free Software Foundation, But We Know Who Will Run the GNU Project

    Software Freedom is under a heavy and perhaps unprecedented attack; some people out there are paid by the attackers to celebrate this attack and defame people (cheering for corporate takeover under the blanket of “Open Source”), but the founder of the Free software movement remains alive, well, and very much active



  25. New EPO Meme: Who Wants to Make Billions From a 'Public' Monopoly?

    What was supposed to be a cash-balanced patent office became a money-making monster that fakes ‘crises’ to attack hard-working examiners



  26. EmacsConf Without Richard Stallman

    Now that emacs is being 'rebranded' this kind of meme seems apt



  27. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, October 17, 2019

    IRC logs for Thursday, October 17, 2019



  28. Guest Article: In the Absence of Richard Stallman OEM Source Software ('Open Source') is Trying to Hijack Even Emacs

    "Now they have to create some fictional history. No need to worry."



  29. Guest Article: Techies Should Not Dictate the Free Software Movement

    "We should start a second phase of the Free software movement that's making good software and putting users at the center."



  30. Links 17/10/2019: Ubuntu Turns 15, New Codename Revealed, Ubuntu 19.10 is Out

    Links for the day


RSS 64x64RSS Feed: subscribe to the RSS feed for regular updates

Home iconSite Wiki: You can improve this site by helping the extension of the site's content

Home iconSite Home: Background about the site and some key features in the front page

Chat iconIRC Channel: Come and chat with us in real time

Recent Posts