05.09.19

Gemini version available ♊︎

Corrupt Battistelli is Back for European Inventor Award 2019 — an Extravagant Ceremony He Has Used to Steal Millions of Euros From the EPO

Posted in Europe, Patents at 5:28 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Already stained with crime, i.e. the usual (and Battistelli isn’t even a scientist)

European Inventor judges

Summary: Battistelli (second from top-right), who probably belongs in prison with Alexandre Benalla, has found himself back at the EPO as a judge

THE European Patent Office (EPO) is unwilling and unable to put scandals behind. It’s still bribing academics (this is still — nearly a month down the line — advertised by the EPO in Twitter almost every day) and even the media. There’s also that old bunch of “media partners” it brings (even flies at its own expense) to European Inventor Award. The ceremony is harming patent neutrality and even awarding money and honours to literal criminals. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) doesn’t do things like that, so why does Europe need this? Why doesn’t António Campinos put an end to it?

“The very president under which the EPO lost its reputation as a respectable international organisation, the president under which nepotism became the norm, the president who intruded into DG3 daily business and ruined DG3′s independence, the president under which the quality of work has reached the abyss, the president under which pressure at work has peaked to unprecedented heights (with 6 suicides never investigated), the president under which numerous union officials have been brutally targeted and sanctioned, the president who hired the infamous Alexandre Benalla as one of his 6 bodyguards.”
      –Anonymous
“What a truly independent jury indeed,” a reader of ours joked, pointing to the above. Yes, that’s Battistelli right there! He’s still involved in the EPO.

“Besides the fact that the European Inventor of the Year is highly questionable PR event which involves the wasting of huge amounts of applicants’ money every year (some speak of more than 1.5 Mio EUR per event),” said this reader, “it is now a premiere to see a former president involved in the Jury.

“And Battistelli auch noch! The very president under which the EPO lost its reputation as a respectable international organisation, the president under which nepotism became the norm, the president who intruded into DG3 daily business and ruined DG3′s independence, the president under which the quality of work has reached the abyss, the president under which pressure at work has peaked to unprecedented heights (with 6 suicides never investigated), the president under which numerous union officials have been brutally targeted and sanctioned, the president who hired the infamous Alexandre Benalla as one of his 6 bodyguards.

“There was surely no better candidate to involve in this circus than this very one. Shame on you, Mr Campinos!”

“What are they celebrating? Violation of the law?”As we pointed out earlier this week, they’re already using this event to glamourise software patents in Europe — patents that should never have been granted in the first place! The EPO offers awards to people for fake patents that are software patents and incredibly harmful, expensive to society. Incompatible with the EPC also. What are they celebrating? Violation of the law?

The person’s employer is still using this for PR purposes (EPO has entered the corporate endorsements fray). Here’s the third example we’ve seen in Twitter: “Marta Karczewicz von @Qualcomm Tech, Pionierin der #Videokompression und Erfinderin von mehr als 400 #Patenten weltweit, wurde für den Lifetime Achievement Award von @EPOorg nominiert…”

There are accompanying EPO press releases and new press coverage (puff piece from The First News) like “Maths genius gets lifetime achievement nomination for her work on video compression” (EPO wants to give an award for patents on maths).

“Now they have the very criminal who used the European Inventor Award to steal money right inside the jury!”“Mathematic genius Marta Karczewicz has been nominated for the lifetime achievement European Inventor Award 2019 for her work on advancing video,” it said. Actually, as is widely known, she built barriers. These patents have been a very major nuisance to a lot of software development. See our many articles about MPEG-LA. There have been other puff pieces coming out of this stupid ceremony, like yesterday’s [1, 2] articles which said “Israeli engineer and Mobileye’s Chief Research Scientist Gideon Stein, who helped found the Jerusalem-based advanced driver assistance system, has been nominated for the European Inventor Award 2019 for his Advanced Driver Assistance System, the European Patent Office (EPO) announced Tuesday.”

These aren’t even Europeans. The European Inventor Award has nothing to do with Europe. Years ago they offered honours to a literal criminal from the United States. Now they have the very criminal who used the European Inventor Award to steal money right inside the jury! An opportunity for Europol and Interpol to stage an arrest when he’s not sheltered by CEIPI, a so-called ‘law’ school?

Share in other sites/networks: These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages.
  • Reddit
  • email

Decor ᶃ Gemini Space

Below is a Web proxy. We recommend getting a Gemini client/browser.

Black/white/grey bullet button This post is also available in Gemini over at this address (requires a Gemini client/browser to open).

Decor ✐ Cross-references

Black/white/grey bullet button Pages that cross-reference this one, if any exist, are listed below or will be listed below over time.

Decor ▢ Respond and Discuss

Black/white/grey bullet button If you liked this post, consider subscribing to the RSS feed or join us now at the IRC channels.

DecorWhat Else is New


  1. [Meme] Looting Europe and Taking Away From the Office

    The staff of the EPO is being robbed by corrupt officials, who arrogantly assume that they can get away with anything (because they have facilitators all over Europe)



  2. IRC Proceedings: Sunday, September 19, 2021

    IRC logs for Sunday, September 19, 2021



  3. Formally Challenging the EPO and Microsoft for Apparent Efforts to Suppress Reporting With Evidence of Crimes, Including Violations of EPO Data Protection Guidelines

    The largest cross-institutional European den of corruption, the EPO, will be hearing from lawyers and hopefully from public officials too. The criminal behaviour is long overdue for review and the Administrative Council too should be investigated (for repeatedly abetting this behaviour, for personal gain).



  4. Links 20/9/2021: Linux 5.15 RC2 and pgAdmin 4 5.7 Released

    Links for the day



  5. [Meme] Warning - Tree Felling in Progress

    Warming up for our next EPO series



  6. Links 19/9/2021: Sparky 2021.09, Whisker Menu 2.6.0, HarfBuzz 3.0, and gThumb 3.12

    Links for the day



  7. EPO Management is Hiding Under the 'Cloud' While Violating Privacy Laws

    Facing a barrage of scrutiny for outsourcing the EPO's systems to Microsoft, the EPO has just arranged yet another expensive PR stunt, looking to somehow 'normalise' the unacceptable and the likely illegal



  8. Maintenance and Development Updates

    We've been doing a lot of work on the back end (or operations) of Techrights, more so this past month, and we're almost ready to resume the normal publication pace



  9. [Meme] Microsoft Says Its Paying Clients (Like EPO) Don't Violate Privacy Law

    The ever-so-docile EPO will gladly oblige when companies like Microsoft lie about the legality of their industrial espionage operations, masked as “clown” computing (and other buzzwords)



  10. Coming Soon: EPO Series on Lawlessness

    Some time soon we’ll start an important series about the EPO, seeing that the management of the EPO is panicking and trying to put out the fire created by prior ones (more on that shortly)



  11. Links 19/9/2021: Jolla's Sailfish OS 4.2 and FreeBSD Technology Roadmap

    Links for the day



  12. IRC Proceedings: Saturday, September 18, 2021

    IRC logs for Saturday, September 18, 2021



  13. Links 18/9/2021: LibreOffice 8.0 Plans and Microsoftcosm Uses WSL to Badmouth 'Linux'

    Links for the day



  14. Links 18/9/2021: GIMP 2.10.28 Released and Azure Remains Back Doored

    Links for the day



  15. IRC Proceedings: Friday, September 17, 2021

    IRC logs for Friday, September 17, 2021



  16. Links 17/9/2021: Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS, Manjaro 21.1.3, “2021 is the Year of Linux on the Desktop”

    Links for the day



  17. Links 17/9/2021: WSL Considered Harmful

    Links for the day



  18. [Meme] Microsoft Loves Linux Bug/Back Doors

    Microsoft is just cementing its status as little but an NSA stooge



  19. Lagrange Makes It Easier for Anybody to Use Gemini and Even Edit Pages (With GUI)

    Gemini protocol and/or Gemini space are easy for anyone to get started with or fully involved in (writing and creating, not just reading); today we take a look at the new version of Lagrange (it was first introduced here back in March and covered again in April), which I installed earlier today because it contains a lot of improvements, including the installation process (now it’s just a click-to-run AppImage)



  20. IBM is Imploding But It Uses Microsoft-Type Methods to Hide the Demise (Splits, Buybacks, and Rebranding Stunts)

    A combination of brain drain (exodus) and layoffs (a lack of budget combined with inability to retain talent or attract the necessary staff with sufficiently competitive salaries) dooms IBM; but the media won't be mentioning it, partly because a lot of it is still directly sponsored by IBM



  21. IRC Proceedings: Thursday, September 16, 2021

    IRC logs for Thursday, September 16, 2021



  22. [Meme] 70 Days of Non-Compliance

    António Campinos would rather fall on his sword than correct the errors or work to undo the damage caused by Team Battistelli, which is still at the EPO



  23. EPO “Board 28” Meeting: Imaginary Dialogue Between EPO President Campinos and the Chair of the Administrative Council, Josef Kratochvíl

    The EPO‘s chaotic state, which persists after Benoît Battistelli‘s departure, is a state of lawlessness and cover-up



  24. Links 16/9/2021: Linux Mint Has New Web Site, LibreOffice 7.2.1, KDE Plasma 5.23 Beta, and Sailfish OS Verla

    Links for the day



  25. If Git Can be Done Over the Command Line and E-mail, It Can Also be Done Over Gemini (Instead of Bloated Web Browsers)

    In order to keep Git lean and mean whilst at the same time enabling mouse (mousing and clicking) navigation we encourage people everywhere to explore gemini://



  26. Techrights Examines a Wide Array/Range of Gemini Clients/Browsers

    After spending many months examining an array of different types of software for Gemini (including but not limited to clients/browsers) we take stock of what exists, what's supported (it varies a bit), and which one might be suitable for use by geeks and non-geeks



  27. Links 16/9/2021: KStars 3.5.5 and Chafa 1.8

    Links for the day



  28. Trusting Microsoft With Security is a Clown Show

    A quick and spontaneous video about this morning's post regarding a major new revelation that reaffirms a longstanding trend; Microsoft conflates national security (back doors) with security



  29. IRC Proceedings: Wednesday, September 15, 2021

    IRC logs for Wednesday, September 15, 2021



  30. Microsoft Azure and Back/Bug Doors in GNU/Linux: Fool Me Once (Shame on You) / Fool Me Twice (Shame on Me)

    "Fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me," goes the old saying...


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