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EPO Scandals: The Story So Far

Summary: An overview of articles about mischief, misconduct and breach of laws at the EPO

HALF A YEAR ago we began investigating the rot at the EPO's management, whose time has come to leave. Here are the articles we have published about it:



  1. Željko Peratović Slammed for Whitewashing Željko Topić After Publishing Important Piece on Behalf of Key Sources
  2. Benoît Battistelli Has Made Oversight of European Patent Office Absolutely Impossible
  3. English Translation of Süddeutsche Zeitung Article About Benoît Battistelli, Željko Topić, and EPO Tyranny
  4. Amid EPO Scandals, Call to Dissolve the EPO and Start All Over Again (With New Management and New Direction)
  5. FFII and the American IP Law Association Comment on the Unified Patent Court (UPC) Envisioned by EPO
  6. English Translation of Article About Protest at Danish Consulate Over EPO Abuses
  7. EPO Staff to March to British Consulate to Protest Against the Administrative Council (AC)
  8. The EPO's Digital War (Censorship) Against Staff Web Site
  9. Cyberattacks on SUEPO Server Raise More Questions
  10. The European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW) is Again Protesting Against EPO as More Crackdowns by EPO Management Reveal Depth of Abuse
  11. English Translation of Ruling Against Željko Topić (EPO VP) in Croatian Court
  12. German Translation of Ruling Against Željko Topić, the EPO's Vice-President
  13. More Press Coverage From the Danish Media About EPO Abuses and Protest at Danish Consulate
  14. Benoît Battistelli and Jesper Kongstad Continue to Blame Everything on SUEPO
  15. Catarina Holtz From the EPO Boards of Appeal Explains Bad Behaviour of the Management With Regards to EPC 2000
  16. The EPO's Paid Propaganda Campaign in the Media
  17. Media Coverage of Demonstration Against Jesper Kongstad of the Administrative Council (EPO)
  18. Text of Ruling/Decision Against Željko Topić (Regarding Audi as a Bribe)
  19. An Estimated 1,000 EPO Employees-Strong Legion Engulfs Danish Consulate to Protest Jesper Kongstad's (of Administrative Council) Protection of Benoît Battistelli
  20. Breaking: EPO Vice-President Željko Topić Loses Defamation Case in Croatia
  21. As Battistelli Breaks the Rules and Topić Silences Staff, New European Parliament Petition for Tackling the EPO’s Abuses is Needed
  22. The Collapse of European Patent Office Management Culminates With Resignations
  23. Vesna Stilin Renews Her Fight for Justice in Željko Topić Case (EPO VP)
  24. Failure of the EPO Can Derail the Trojan Horse of Software Patents and Patent Trolls
  25. Battistelli's Latest Propaganda War Tries to Convince EPO Staff That Željko Topić's Many Criminal Charges Don't Exist
  26. Translations of Member of the European Parliament Complaining About European Patent Office (EPO)
  27. Dutch MEP Dennis De Jong, Criticising Battistelli and Topić, Calls for Action Against EPO Management
  28. EPO Misdirections Debunked: Refuting Battistelli’s Nonsense and Bogeyman Theory
  29. The EPO Connection Now a Liability as Administrative Council Has Become a Laughing Stock, Jesper Kongstad to be Targeted by EPO Staff Protests
  30. Investigation Unit a Complete Farce Inside the EPO
  31. Just in: Fresh Call From Croatia to Arrest EPO Vice-President Željko Topić
  32. EPO Under Fire From European Patent Lawyers Association (EPLAW)
  33. Intellectual Property Judges’ Association (IPJA) Speaks Out Against EPO Tyrant Battistelli


  34. EPO Imploding: Battistelli Throws a Fit at EPO’s Investigation Unit
  35. EPO and UPC in Europe Now the Hope of Patent Maximalists, China Too is Assimilating
  36. EPO Scandal: Benoît Battistelli's Arrogance Recognised by European Delegations
  37. EPO Staff Protests Today and Protested Last Week, Targeting Corruption in the Institution
  38. Exclusive: The Enlarged Board of Appeal Complains About Battistelli’s Corrupt Management to the Administrative Council
  39. Protests Against EPO Corruption Approach 1,000 in Attendance
  40. Rolling of Heads Likely Imminent at EPO
  41. Dreaming of a Just Christmas: When a Third of EPO Walks Out to Revolt and European Judges Attack the EPO Over Abuses
  42. EPO Corruption: Battistelli Augments His ‘Loyals’ Circle With Frederic Angermann and Charm Offensive in Patent Lawyers’ Sites
  43. EPO Breaking News: The European Parliament Dismisses Complaint About EPO Abuses
  44. EPO Staff Protests to Continue in the New Year, Techrights to Release New Material


  45. The Case of Rikard Frgacic Versus the Croatian SIPO: Allegation of Corruption in Relation to Trademark Reassignment Under Željko Topić’s Watch: Part XVI
  46. Corruption at the Croatian State Intellectual Property Office Which Željko Topić Came From: Part XV
  47. The EPO Shaken by Croatian Revelations: Part XIV
  48. The EPO’s Vice-President Željko Topić and the Case of Ivan Kabalin: Part XIII
  49. France Gets Involved in Battistelli's Abuses in the EPO - Part XII
  50. Vesna Stilin’s Remarks on Željko Topić: Part XI
  51. Special Report: Many Criminal Charges Against EPO Vice-President Željko Topić
  52. How the EPO’s Executive Branch (Battistelli and Topić) Banned Scrutiny and Created Authoritarian Model of Control: Part X
  53. How to Complain About the EPO to National Delegations in Europe: Part IX
  54. The EPO Is More Corrupt Under Battistelli Than Under Alison Brimelow: Part VIII
  55. The EPO’s Public Relations Disaster Amid Distrust From Within (and EPO Communications Chief Leaves): Part VII
  56. The EPO’s Protection Triangle of Battistelli, Kongstad, and Topić: Part VI
  57. Benoît Battistelli’s Balkan Standards in EPO: Part V
  58. European Patent Office Disorganisation: Problems With the Audit Mechanisms – Part IV
  59. European Patent Office/Organisation – Suspicion of Improper Collusion Between EPO President and Chairman of the Administrative Council: Part III
  60. Željko Topić, Benoît Battistelli, and the European Patent Office (EPO): Part II
  61. Suspicion of High-Level Corruption at the European Patent Office (EPO): Part I


There is a lot more to come, so stay tune (or keep subscribed).

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