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The Relationship Between IAM and the EPO's President Battistelli Tightens Further After Payments for UPC Promotion

Always follow the money because Battistelli controls behaviour (e.g. votes and media coverage) using money that's not even his

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Summary: The strong relationship between IAM and the management of the EPO (Team Battistelli) is further reaffirmed by an upcoming keynote speech in which Battistelli will promote software patents with IAM's help (even in a country which is phasing such patents out)

WE recently wrote about the EPO's management promoting software patents with IAM and writing articles for IAM (Benoît Battistelli is now an author at IAM). The 'incestuous' relationship is impossible to deny and it explains quite a lot. When was the last time IAM said anything at all about EPO scandals? Take a moment trying to recall.



"The 'incestuous' relationship is impossible to deny and it explains quite a lot."IAM now gives Battistelli, the EPO's "liar in chief", a keynote spot in which to promote software patents in the US (where software patents are gradually being phased out). From this post by IAM's editor (earlier today):

With another keynote address - from European Patent Office president Benoît Battistelli on the patent challenges posed by the world’s fourth industrial revolution...


IAM itself recently admitted that "fourth industrial revolution" is just a buzzword for software patents -- something we had been saying for quite a while. The EPO paid German media to spread this kind of PR. How much did the EPO pay German media? We don't know. So much for 'transparency' at the EPO... no monetary audits and money gets spilled, secretly, on a private pub for Battistelli. He likes to collect and drink wines (which might explain a lot, aside from an old INPI scandal).

"How much did the EPO pay German media? We don't know. So much for 'transparency' at the EPO... no monetary audits and money gets spilled, secretly, on a private pub for Battistelli."Speaking of PR, remember that the EPO paid a PR agency over a million euros a couple of years ago and this PR agency then gave money to IAM, in order for IAM to promote the UPC in the US. See how long those arms reach? Everyone is eating from Battistelli's palm, but the money in that palm is derived from patent applications for the most part. Do the applicants approve such misuse of EPO budget? This money is currently being used not only to corrupt media but also academia (in the UK and in the US). Worry not, however, as Battistelli is on his way out and his successor is an ex-banker (he used to work for a bank best known for massive scandals in Portugal). It's great, isn't it? The future is bright.

"Speaking of PR, remember that the EPO paid a PR agency over a million euros a couple of years ago and this PR agency then gave money to IAM, in order for IAM to promote the UPC in the US."And speaking of bright futures, how about the UPC? According to the delusional liars from Bristows: "UK legislation now ready for UK to ratify UPC Agreement: Yesterday, the UK’s Privy Council approved the draft Unified Patent Court (Immunities and Privileges) Order 2017..."

Patent attorney Dr. Thorsten Bausch responded to them with the following comment: "I guess the question is whether Boris will actually sign a formal letter, stating that the UK agrees to be bound by the UPC Agreement and, hence, the CJEU in matters referred to it by the UPC. I will only believe it once this letter has been deposited with the EU Council."

It won't happen.

"Worry not, however, as Battistelli is on his way out and his successor is an ex-banker (he used to work for a bank best known for massive scandals in Portugal)."He clarified to me that "Bristows have reported the facts about the UK ratification accurately, correctly designating the latest event as the “penultimate” step. The question is whether this step will be followed by the “ultimate” one- we’ll see."

"I already caught them fabricating things; several times," I told him. "But as they're your blog colleagues, I can understand why you would not want to call them out. Why do they post anonymously now?"

No response. And yes, they appear to be hiding behind pseudonyms while spreading lies as recently as Friday afternoon.

"We remind readers that Team UPC has been saying for years that UPC was about to start, was about to be ratified in the UK etc. That goes years back. Every single time their predictions were wrong and they make false predictions with the intention of changing the outcome."Earlier on, citing Team UPC, Luke McDonagh asked: "Will the UK ratify the Unified #Patent Court? A decision with #Brexit implications must happen soon..."

"It would be a farce if it happened," I told him, "but Bristows, CIPA, Battistelli etc. keep lying to officials about UPC..."

We remind readers that Team UPC has been saying for years that UPC was about to start, was about to be ratified in the UK etc. That goes years back. Every single time their predictions were wrong and they make false predictions with the intention of changing the outcome. No wonder so many lobbyists are trained as lawyers.

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