Bonum Certa Men Certa

Only Half a Dozen Cuban Patents Filed at EPO, But Hugely Unpopular Battistelli Goes to Cuba to Garner Cheap Support

Tyrants find Cuba to be an easy ally, especially those who literally kill (in a carnage) their opposition

Fidel Castro and Sukarno
Castro and Indonesian President Sukarno in Havana, 1960 (recall the Indonesian Massacres or Indonesian Genocide)



Summary: Now that Spain is antagonising the EPO (and especially the UPC) the President of the EPO helps create some puff pieces in Spanish as he visits Cuba and neighbouring Spanish-speaking nations which are historically renowned for defunct governance and lawlessness (like the EPO itself)

"You made me read Rebel Youth & Gramma after so many years," Eduardo told me this morning. "These Cubans don't realize what are they're getting into."



Eduardo has helped us produce and publish plenty of translations of articles about the EPO and having originally come from South America, he's unhappy to see what the EPO is doing to poor people, poor families, poor companies, and even Spanish people. The EPO works for big businesses, usually at the expense of everybody else.

"Man," Eduardo added, "you made me read Juventud Rebelde & Gramma [after] so many years. These Cubans don't realize what are they're getting into when cozying up with EPO. We won't agree on everything but those #!@@*, etc infiltrate into every corner of the world."

"The EPO works for big businesses, usually at the expense of everybody else."Battistelli has been going on all sorts of world tours recently, mostly in oppressive countries like China and some Latin American nations with hardly any patents but a lot of atrocities (human rights violations included). This is "so funny," told us one of Battistelli's employees the other day, "his trip to Latin America."

"What on earth can we get from Cuba (or Cuba from us)? Cuban patents filed at the EPO in 2014: 7!"

Here is the "Gramma article regarding Pinocho's visit to Cuba," Eduardo told us, translating this original in Spanish.

"It seems that Cubans don't realize what they're are getting into," he emphasised yet again.

EPO's President Visit Cuba



The EPO's president Mr. Benoit Battistelli, arrived yesterday to our country where he was received in the OCPI (Cuban Office of Intellectual Property)

Author: Orfilio Peláez | orfilio@granma.cu

January 22 2016 19:01:13

The EPO's president Mr. Benoit Battistelli, arrived yesterday to our country where he was received in the OCPI (Cuban Office of Intellectual Property)

During your stay you will sign a memorandum of understanding with that of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment, whose purpose is to promote bilateral cooperation in the field of industrial property.

He informed Granma Sandra Rodriguez, a specialist in communication OCPI, the senior manager will also hold a meeting with the president of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba, and visit the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, at which he will give a lecture on European patent system.

The European Patent Office was created on October 5, 1973 and has offices in the cities of The Hague, Berlin, Munich and Vienna.


The above is more or less a puff piece. Here is the Rebel Youth article translated into English:

Patents Offices Will Subscribe Memorandum of Understanding



EPO's President, Benoit Battistelli, will sign this coming Friday a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuban Office of Intellectual Property to promote cooperation activities regarding intellectual property matters.

Juventud Rebelde digital@juventudrebelde.cu January 22 2016 13:24:44 CDT

EPO's Presidente, Benoit Battistelli, will sign this coming Friday a Memorandum of Understanding with the Cuban Office of Intellectual Property (OCPI), reported ACN

The document's subscription follow the purpose to promote cooperation activities regarding Intellectual (Industrial) Property between both institutions, reported to ACN OCPI specialits.

They added that the program of the visit to Havana by French Battistelli also includes a meeting with President of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba.

In addition, a tour of areas of the Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, where he will give a lecture on the European Patent System.

EPO came under the European Patent Convention, also known as Munich Patent Convention, signed on 5 October 1973.

EPO is based in The Hague, Berlin, Munich and Vienna, and even is receiving Office for applications in the Patent Cooperation Treaty administered by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Battistelli has served as an official in European institutions, has the title of Professor Honoris Causa by the Renmin University, based in Beijing, PRC, and an Honorary Doctorate awarded by the Menendez Pelayo International University in Santander, Spain, among others distinctions.

WIPO granted in April its Gold Medal for Cuban medicine to Itolizumab [http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/cuba/2013-11-13/demuestran-eficacia-de-anticuerpo-monoclonal-en-el-tratamiento-de-la-psoriasis/], a humanized monoclonal antibody recognizing leukocyte antigen CD6 for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, particularly psoriasis, said the MSc Maria de los Angeles Sánchez Torres, director of OCPI.

This is a product of the Center for Molecular Immunology [http://www.juventudrebelde.cu/cuba/2016-01-16/ampliara-centro-de-inmunologia-molecular-de-cuba-sus-productos/], indicated for severe psoriasis, a chronic inflammatory skin disease that affects about 125 million people worldwide, he said.

Although there are countries that are engaged in scientific research in Latin America, proportionally Cuba, with 10, has the greatest number of gold medals has WIPO, a specialized agency of the UN, created in 1967, in Geneva (Switzerland) and with 187 member states at present.


We are still undecided or unsure if Cuba risks (or altogether jeopardises) its gradually-improving reputation by association/affiliation with Battistelli or maybe Battistelli's reputation is so bad that being seen with Cuban officials will actually boost his image.

Notice, based on the above, that Battistelli also met the President of the Chamber of Commerce of Cuba. The EPO itself recently posted some puff pieces about this event/visit, which seemingly (we hypothetise) got orchestrated to, among other things, seed favourable coverage in the Spanish language. This is what EPO officials might as well have referred to as perception management -- a typical term for such a strategy -- or what was called EPO's positioning campaign in the media (quote). One might legitimately wonder if the EPO's PR team 'helped' (e.g. by ghostwriting) the above publications author the puff pieces.

Remember that Spain is a thorn on the EPO's side and in order to generate some weak/garbage reporting in Spanish Battistelli need not necessarily visit Spain. Spanish language readers would bump into a lot of news from Latin America too.

"Remember that Spain is a thorn on the EPO's side and in order to generate some weak/garbage reporting in Spanish Battistelli need not necessarily visit Spain."Regarding patents from Cuba, told us a person, "of course the US would be their first choice, Cuba and Panama don€´t count" (definitely not in the EPO, so perhaps Battistelli is hoping to change that).

Our next post will help demonstrate why the EPO is in dire need of favourable coverage in Spanish. The last thing the EPO wants right now is Spanish people becoming aware of the EPO's very serious abuses -- abuses that the EPO tries hard to keep quiet, even if by crushing human rights, unions, their lawyers, delegates, politicians, journalists and so on. It took quite a long time for people outside the German and Dutch circles to become aware what EPO management had been doing. A lot of Spanish people are still unaware because Spanish media hardly ever touches the subject.

"I won't perform in Cuba until there's no more Castro and there's a free Cuba. To me, Cuba's the biggest prison in the world, and I would be very hypocritical were I to perform there.”

--Pitbull

Recent Techrights' Posts

Antenna Abuse and Gemini Abuse (Self-hosting Perils)
Perhaps all this junk is a sign of Gemini growing up
Djibouti Enters the Windows "10% Club" (Windows Was 99% in 2010)
In Africa in general Microsoft lost control
[Video] Boston Area Assange Defense (Yesterday)
It was published only hours ago
In Malta, Android/Linux Has Overtaken Microsoft Windows (According to statCounter)
statCounter milestone?
 
Bahamas Joined the "5% Windows" Club
statCounter only traces back about 1 in 20 Web requests to Windows
Links 16/07/2024: Salesforce Layoffs and Microsoft's DMARC Fail
Links for the day
Possibly Worse Than Bribes: US Politicians and Lawmakers Who Are Microsoft Shareholders
They will keep bailing out Microsoft to bail themselves out
The Software Freedom Conservancy Folks Don't Even Believe in Free Speech and They Act As Imposters (Also in the Trademark Arena/Sense)
Software Freedom Conservancy was already establishing a reputation for itself as a G(I)AFAM censor/gatekeeper
GNU/Linux Share Doubled in the United States of America (USA) in the Past 12 Months
Or so says statCounter
Even in North Korea (Democratic People's Republic Of Korea) Google Said to Dominate, Microsoft Around 1%
Google at 93.26%
[Meme] The Red Bait (Embrace... Extinguish)
They set centos on fire, then offer a (de facto) proprietary substitute for a fee
Shooting the Messenger to Spite the Message
segment of a Noam Chomsky talk
Guinea: Windows Down From 99.3% to 2.7% 'Market Share'
Guinea is not a small country
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Monday, July 15, 2024
IRC logs for Monday, July 15, 2024
What's Meant by "Antenna Abuse" (Gemini)
syndication is not a monopoly in Gemini and if one doesn't condone political censorship, then one can create one's own syndication service/capsule
Microsoft Layoffs and Entire Unit Termination: Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
What an announcement to make just before Independence Day
Links 16/07/2024: Old Computer Challenge and One Page Dungeon Contest
Links for the day
Microsoft Falls Further and Closer Towards 10% (Windows "Market Share") in Kuwait
more countries entering the "single-digit Windows" (under 10%) club
Gemini Links 15/07/2024: Antenna's Pro-Hamas Bias Revisited and Old Computer Challenge
Links for the day
[Video] Julian Assange, Over One Decade Ago, Cautioning About What the Internet Had Truly Become
video is not new
Homage to Malta
Malta is probably easy for Microsoft to bribe
IRC at 16
Logging has been used for us and against us
Links 15/07/2024: China’s Economic Problems, Boeing Under Fire
Links for the day
500 Days' Uptime Very Soon
Good luck doing that with Windows...
Windows Falls Below 20% in Tunisia
A month ago we wrote about GNU/Linux in Tunisia
Links 15/07/2024: Google Wants Wiz and Why "Sports Ruin Everything"
Links for the day
Gemini Links 15/07/2024: Old Computer Challenge and Sending Files via NNCP
Links for the day
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day
IRC Proceedings: Sunday, July 14, 2024
IRC logs for Sunday, July 14, 2024
Debian History Harassment & Abuse culture evolution
Reprinted with permission from Daniel Pocock
Microsoft Windows Down to 23% in Spain
the rate of change is noteworthy
[Meme] It Is Not About Empowerment, It's About Optics for Bigots and Businessmen
Truth hurts
Truth is Always Truth
Desperate efforts to suppress the truth resulted in even worse chaos and some people are going to pay for it
Android Surges to New Highs in Georgia, Windows Plunges to 30% (It Was 99% in 2012)
Until 2012 almost all Web requests there came from Windows
Another Casualty of the 'GAI' Ponzi Scheme: Most of the News Cycle and News Sites
accelerated death of journalism
Empowering Predators Who Fancy Exercising Control Over Women (Using Corporate Money)
Remember this when Google talks about diversity, women etc.
GNU/Linux Continues Its Rapid Growth in July, Today We Look at Belgium
Again, a word of caution: statCounter isn't a perfect yardstick
Links 14/07/2024: Goldman Sachs Says 'Advanced' or 'Generative' Hey Hi (AI) is Just Hype, Thoughts on Negatives
Links for the day
GNOME Foundation Welcomes Dolly
It didn't work out with Molly and Holly
Links 14/07/2024: Perils for AI PC Hype Train, Further Attacks on Freedom of the Press
Links for the day
A Response to Bill Maher's Senseless Attacks on Julian Assange and Wikileaks
published a few hours ago
The List of Sites or Sources for Linux News is Getting Shorter Over Time (Despite GNU and Linux Steadily Growing in Usage)
A lack of publishing begets lack of educated, informed population (a return to Dark Ages where rulers leverage mass ignorance)
The Number of Web Servers Has Gone Down
Cloud fatigue deux?
[Meme] GNOME Foundation's Relationship With Women
Lots more coming soon, so stay tuned
The Smugness of "I'm a Journalist"
Attacking women for expressing their opinions (for example, about the abuse they received) isn't unprecedented
It Takes No Courage to Become Another Corporate Stooge
transition to spam
Why Techrights Has Just Programmatically Blacklisted ZDNet
Even their "Linux" writers are AWOL
Gemini Links 14/07/2024: The Stress of 24/7 Notifications and FOSS tools for Sipeed Tang Nano 1K
Links for the day
Windows Already Down to 10% in Lao (It was 96% a Decade and a Half Ago), Vista 11 Adoption Has Stalled
And GNU/Linux is topping a 1-year high in Loa
IRC Proceedings: Saturday, July 13, 2024
IRC logs for Saturday, July 13, 2024
Over at Tux Machines...
GNU/Linux news for the past day