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Philippe Cadre From the French National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) Wants to Join António Campinos

It would suit the endemic nepotism culture and software patents agenda of Campinos

Philippe Cadre CV



Summary: Yet another example of INPI's creeping influence if not 'entryism' at the EPO and this time too patent quality isn't a priority

EARLIER THIS month EPO insiders and former insiders sent a letter warning that António Campinos was again surrounding himself by some of the very same people who enabled or tolerated Battistelli's abuses. The letter spoke of "the French candidate – whose name we don’t know yet but who is described as a “Bercy candidate” close to Battistelli (ENA?) – would become VP1."

As we noted here before, The term "diversity" at the EPO means not diversity but a corrupt cabal of French people. Even Campinos is French and he has long known Battistelli, who lobbied for him to get the job. According to World Intellectual Property Review, the rogue EPO is still a den of corruption and nepotism (which is a form of institutional corruption) because INPI looks to 'take over' the EPO some more (in terms of examination standards it's already getting there). To quote:

The director of IP at France’s National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI), Philippe Cadre, has confirmed he has applied for a vice president position at the European Patent Office (EPO).

On October 11, the EPO’s 38 member states will elect three new vice presidents, one of whom will be responsible for the patent-granting process. The role is currently held by Alberto Casado Cerviño.

Cadre, who works under INPI’s director-general Pascal Faure, told WIPR it is the “fervent wish” of the French government that a French national should hold the patent-granting position because of INPI’s experience in handling some of the core challenges facing the EPO.


INPI was retweeted by EPO on Friday (EPO retweets INPI a lot, even if it's not in the official language of the EPO's account!). Former INPI staff played a massive role in EPO corruption (sending EPO budget to France, even to Battistelli's other employer). By publicly promoting "EIA2019" (European Inventor Award is the funnel of EPO money to France) INPI reinforces the view that all these events in France were a form of robbery. The EPO wrote about "EIA2019" four times in 24 hours (until yesterday evening; see [1, 2, 3]). How will EPO management rob the treasury this time around and will these outrageous acts ever receive the attention of the EU at all? Do European officials care about such blatant abuse of public European funds?

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