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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).

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