12.06.17

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Another Day of EPO Injustices in Europe and Campinos/Battistelli Connections at CEIPI

Posted in Europe, Patents at 5:29 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Forensic ‘justice’ (Stasi-esque)

Two gloves on

Summary: ILOAT is scheduled to deliver 5 “exceptional” EPO decisions today (that’s 5 out of 8 in total) and more news from CEIPI is serving to suggest that nepotism has become chronic there too

THE EPO started the morning with its daily (for about a month if not a lot more than that by now) #IPforSMEs nonsense. It’s actually a big day because of ILOAT, not these usual distractions. ILO is to deliver 5 important judgments regarding the EPO later today. Unfortunately, I’m out of the house most of the day today, so I hope that some folks will contact us with legal interpretations of these judgments.

The EPO has, quite evidently, lost touch with justice. Judges themselves are being pushed around in courts and ILO seems so soft on the EPO that many insiders view it as an integral part of the problem, far from a solution. ILO is nearly a century old, yet it’s sinking/drowning in complaints about the EPO and these threaten the very function of ILO! Officials at ILO publicly admitted this.

“The EPO has, quite evidently, lost touch with justice.”Speaking of lack of justice, CEIPI seems to have become a target as well. Hitherto, Campinos has chaired it; he is a former banker who climbed his way up the ladder in the domain of trademarks despite lack of experience and then entered the patent world with virtually no experience at all, owing in part to behind-the-scenes lobbying by Battistelli, who himself had no experience in that area until his mid-fifties. It’s incredible! It’s truly incredible!

One source told us yesterday not to lose sight of another CEIPI person. To quote: “don’t forget the… 3rd French! Teachers may not be happy, but Director General of CEIPI and Campinos’ good friend is taking the CEIPI director’s position at the age of 35… well, you have to collaborate with the devil anyway” (I’m 35 myself).

As a recap, here is what we already wrote about CEIPI:

“Teachers may not be happy, but Director General of CEIPI and Campinos’ good friend is taking the CEIPI director’s position at the age of 35…”
      –Anonymous
Meanwhile, questions are also being raised about the dubious UPC. Battistelli is rumoured (by reliable sources) to be exploiting CEIPI as a stationing point for UPC in Paris and the German complaint which likely killed the UPC (for good) has already raised questions about appointment of judges. This comment from yesterday said: “To the question of whether a judge can be independent if there is no reliable judicial review available to him against adverse decisions of his appointing authority, the German Constitutional Court will hopefully give a response.” Imagine a judge basher and judge attacker (against his own rules and despite lack of authority) Battistelli overseeing courts and judges. To use an old analogy, as someone put it earlier this year, “this man should not have been in charge of anything more involved than a hamster cage (without the hamster, because that would have been animal cruelty)…”

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