04.11.18

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One Last Battistelli Heist: Millions of Euros for Saint-Germain-en-Laye

Posted in Europe, Patents at 3:25 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

By sheer ‘coincidence’ (another one of those!) all the EPO budget will flow into the town where Battistelli is a politician just 3 weeks before his departure

Saint-Germain-en-Laye event

Summary: The tyrant who destroyed the EPO and built himself a palace using millions which were supposed to go to a contractor in another country is engaging in dubious financial affairs again (akin to his padrone, Nicolas Sarkozy, who has been charged with corruption)

THE EPO lacks a sense of humility and shame. The management is so deeply corrupt that it’s attacking anyone who dares point it out.

“The finalists will be announced on 24 April,” the EPO wrote yesterday about the European Inventor Award 2018 (warning: epo.org link) and the location can be confirmed. It says very clearly: “The next edition of the European Inventor Award will be held on 7 June 2018 in Paris, Saint-Germain-en-Laye.”

“SUEPO now points out that even his successor, whom he chose (another Frenchman with zero background in sciences), isn’t being trusted by stakeholders, based on a new JUVE poll. The culture of nepotism is almost assured to prevail.”That Battistelli takes EPO budget 'home' just 3 weeks before leaving isn’t new to us. We wrote about it before. That he’s leaving the EPO in ruins is also without doubt. SUEPO now points out that even his successor, whom he chose (another Frenchman with zero background in sciences), isn’t being trusted by stakeholders, based on a new JUVE poll. The culture of nepotism is almost assured to prevail.

Here’s the EPO (also yesterday) entertaining the lie that things are all fine and dandy at the Boards of Appeal, which Battistelli attacked repeatedly and viciously (even though he is not supposed to have any leverage over them). “Wrong issue. Wrong question,” I told them.

“The Boards of Appeal are under attack, primarily from Office tyrant Battistelli,” I continued. “Understaffed and lacking any independence at all…”

“The EPO remains a serial liar; but to make matters worse, watch how it’s misusing its budget. Will Battistelli be getting some ‘kickbacks’ for diverting EPO budget his town’s way?”The EPO just cannot stop lying about the Boards of Appeal almost every day if not every 2 days. They promote the concept that the European public is in control, but it’s really Battistelli who calls all the shots. Earlier this year, after he had driven the Boards to exile, he also kicked out one of the judges (Patrick Corcoran) out of the country with a demotion. He effectively spat at the face of ILO.

One last (re)tweet of interest from yesterday showed the Office aligned with Paul Ruebig, the liar who had pushed ACTA [1, 2] and is now assisting the EPO’s “we love SMEs” lie.

The EPO remains a serial liar; but to make matters worse, watch how it’s misusing its budget. Will Battistelli be getting some ‘kickbacks’ for diverting EPO budget his town’s way? We’re talking about a lot of money here; it’s almost 5 million euros in just one day — a massive ‘write-off’.

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