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12.06.18

Many of the Same People Are Still in Charge of the European Patent Office Even Though They Broke the Law

Posted in Europe, Patents at 7:33 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Related: Diversity at the EPO

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Summary: “EPO’s art collection honoured with award,” the EPO writes, choosing to distract from what actually goes on at the Office and has never been properly dealt with

“On this lovely picture [above] one discovers EPO’s “best of the best” and in particular,” a reader told us, dubbing it “La famiglia” and adding: “PD HR Elodie Bergot (pink scarf). Right behind her Gilles Requena (henchman of Battistelli and Bergot’s husband), on the right side of the group, the infamous Alexandre Benalla (bearded man), ex-bodyguard of EPO’s mad king Battistelli (in the center in light grey suit).”

This was mentioned in French media and an English translation is available on SUEPO’s Web site. We covered this several times back then. Here are some posts about it:

  1. Alexandre Benalla, Macron’s Violent Bodyguard, Was Also Battistelli’s Bodyguard
  2. It Wasn’t Judges With Weapons in Their Office, It Was Benoît Battistelli Who Brought Firearms to the European Patent Office (EPO)
  3. Benoît Battistelli Refuses to Talk to the Media About Bringing Firearms to the EPO
  4. Guest Post on Ronan Le Gleut and Benalla at the French Senate (in Light of Battistelli’s Epic Abuses)
  5. The Man Whose Actions Could Potentially Land Team Battistelli in Jail
  6. French Media Confirms Alexandre Benalla Just One of Six Battistelli Bodyguards, Employed at the Cost of €8,000-€10,000 Per Month (for Benalla Alone!)

“To put Benalla’s “interesting personality” in perspective,” our reader said, “one can see a picture of him holding a gun for a selfie (during Macron’s electoral campaign in April 2017).”

“Thousands of EPO workers are depressed and dependent on professional psychological help and here they go speaking about “art” and taking photo ops with the European Union.”We’re supposed to just forget all this. Nothing was even done to address that (in fact the oversight soon becomes assistance, in just a matter of weeks); published yesterday was some fluff titled “EPO’s art collection honoured with award” (warning: epo.org link). It is another bogus ‘award’ whose purpose is to give/lend legitimacy to the rogue, corrupt European Patent Office (EPO). Notice the lies told by António Campinos. Truly laughable. He says that the EPO has something to do with “connect[ing] people” through “contemporary art”:

EPO President António Campinos said: “As an international organisation we are an interface of culture, science and technology. It has always been our conviction that contemporary art has the ability to stimulate creativity and to open new perspectives, and connect people inside and outside our Office.”

Thousands of EPO workers are depressed and dependent on professional psychological help and here they go speaking about “art” and taking photo ops with the European Union. As if everything at the EPO is fantastic. There’s a culture of terror that still gags even ordinary staff representatives (Bergot sends them threats; will she also send them a Benalla?).

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