05.01.18

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A Test for European Media: Will It Cover the Battistelli-TAD Scandal Like It Covered FIFA Scandals?

Posted in Europe, Patents at 4:20 am by Dr. Roy Schestowitz

Putin and BlatterstelliSummary: The so-called ‘Inventor Award’ is overt and blatant passage of EPO budget to Battistelli’s other employer and we believe that he should come under investigation for it; some journalists are rumoured to be looking into it at the moment

Yesterday, on the very last day of April, SUEPO woke up from a relatively long silence and highlighted two papers/articles that may relate to abuses against EPO staff. One is in German (mostly about Judge Patrick Corcoron), potentially with a full English translation to come imminently, and the other is rather old but mentions the EPO a large number of times in relation to ILO. EPO management, in the meantime, advertised its “Official Journal” (warning: epo.org link) — basically the public version of puff pieces like the Gazette's. This is what they advertised less than a day ago, helping to distract from a major scandal which, according to our understanding, “German and French investigative journalists” are looking into while EPO management lies to save face. It’s about the European Inventor Award, which is being mentioned by accounts which are soon thereafter retweeted by the EPO. The “Inventor Award,” I keep telling some of them, “is actually a bogus event that’s a cover for passage of millions of euros from the EPO to its president…”

Here is a video sent to us by a reader, along with some background information and a summary, which alludes to Battistelli’s drinking problem:

Hangover

…here an excerpt of the last session (04.11.2018) of the town Council in Saint Germain with a 3 minutes speech held by the deputy mayor in charge of culture, indeed Mr Battistelli. Battistelli is to Culture the same that he is to Democracy, not even a perception. Remember his manner to have a small talk : “connard”, “j’m’en fous, “ta gueule” belong to his favourite expressions, used with EPO staff or even with a Dutch minister. Just imagine Alexandre Dumas meeting Benoit Battistelli….


You see in this short video that the speech was written by himself, nothing astounding, rather a completely dull language. But there is a plausible explanation: See how difficult it is for him to pronounce the noun “artists” or the name “Mihăileanu”. Obviously Doc. Battistelli had more than just a glass of wine during dinner. Prosit!

There is however a more serious question to be answered: the town council discusses and agrees upon (or rejects) any cultural event involving the TAD but there is ONE event that didn’t even give the perception of a discussion during the sessions of the Council : the now infamously known “inventor of the year” event. Why does the Council have to discuss and agree upon the use of the venue in all other cases but not in the case involving the EPO? AFAIK, German and French investigative journalists are trying to find an answer and will be glad to let us know.

“Blatter did not really bribe the media using FIFA’s budget and as far as we know he did not SLAPP bloggers and journalists. Unlike Battistelli… “We urge readers not only to speak to journalists about it (this really ought to be covered widely!) but also to report this to the relevant authorities. It’s not hard to see who gains from this event other than EPO partners like Microsoft, which yesterday wrote: “we told you about Microsoft’s Alex Kipman and his nomination for the annual European Inventor Award, presented by the European Patent Office (EPO).”

Well, presented by Battistelli, who must be ‘wheeling’ millions of euros in contract sign-offs over in Munich and his home town nowadays. This really needs to be front page news, but Battistelli seems to be ‘different’ from Blatter. Blatter did not really bribe the media using FIFA’s budget and as far as we know he did not SLAPP bloggers and journalists. Unlike Battistelli…

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