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Danish Fairy Tales and Legends: The Secret Life of Jesper Kongstad

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Summary: An introductory post to a series of articles about the Chairman of the Administrative Council at the European Patent Organisation

EVERY once in a while we publish in-depth stories about the EPO. These help both outsiders and EPO insiders better understand how the EPO operates and who operates it. This week we shall look deeper into the professional life of the Chairman of the Administrative Council, Jesper Kongstad. He is not only Battistelli's successor but also his protector (if not facilitator rather than overseer), as we first pointed out more than 2 years ago.



Some of our contacts have been carrying out research into Mr. Kongstad's background and they managed to unearth a lot of interesting information. We are in the process of analysing it and we estimate that there would be sufficient material for a series of articles. At the moment our current plan would be to structure the material into five parts along the following lines:

  1. Introducing Jesper Kongstad


  2. Kongstad's political masters


  3. Kongstad's private business ventures


  4. The curious case of Bremelandsgård: Chinchilla fur farming and Kopenhagen Fur


  5. Fjorblink Medical Apps: a possible conflict of interest?


Please be patient. We hope to be able to publish the first few installments some time this week. As a teaser we provide readers with this link to the publicly accessible Danish Register of Companies Herein, anyone can see a list of companies which are registered at Mr. Kongstad's home address in Helsinge, which is located on Zealand in Denmark. More to follow soon.

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