09.10.17

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The EPO Has Become a Stasi and Newly-Recruited Staff Are Its Informants

Posted in Europe, Patents at 6:26 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

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Summary: The EPO is preparing new staff to snitch on fellow staff, potentially confusing new recruits as to their actual job

THE EPO used to attract talented staff (before Battistelli ruined it), but nowadays many people are leaving what they perceive to have become an oppressive police state where depression and sometimes suicides are a way of life (or death). In previous months and years we shared some numbers regarding departures and arrivals. It doesn’t look good.

“How to motivate new talents freshly recruited?”

Well, here is an explainer from an insider:

PD [Principal Director Bergot] 43 enjoys digging and seems to have got a brand new stock of shovels.

On their first day of work, newcomers at the EPO are “invited” to attend a welcome meeting organized by Ms Bergot (PD 43, Principal Directorate HR, spouse of the newly shamefully promoted Gilles Requena).

During this highly “inspirational session”, one hour is dedicated to presenting the work of the Investigative Unit, the EPO Code of Conduct (which EPO top management see fit to violate as they please) and the duty to report any witnessed misconduct (not that committed by top management of course).

Together with Mrs Simona Barbieri (Investigator), Ms Bergot seems to enjoy explaining in detail how to fill in the denunciation form. Needless to say, those newcomers are appalled by this session and start their period of work at EPO rather shocked and depressed.

Barbieri was mentioned in this last part of our series about the EPO’s Investigative Unit [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6] (back in 2015). These ‘investigators’ have hired more people since; because Stati is more important than examination now that the EPO is preoccupied with lobbying and “production” of low-quality patents.

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