Bonum Certa Men Certa

The Management of the EPO Will Not Manage to Recruit Any Talent If It's Killing Its Own Staff

Months ago: Another Victim of Corrupt Benoît Battistelli

Letter about Prunier



Summary: Staff representative Prunier is an excellent example of false promises from António Campinos; his health too (like virtually all other victims of Battistelli) is reportedly deteriorating

HOW can the European Patent Office (EPO) ever recover its reputation when its main if not sole asset (the staff) gets treated so badly?

The following letter was sent at the end of last week to António Campinos, the imposter who pretends to be all "Change" and "Hope" while delivering nothing different from Battistelli (some argue that, in some respects, he is even worse than Battistelli). Here's the text of the above letter:



European Patent Office | 80298 MUNICH | GERMANY

Mr António Campinos President of the EPO

ISAR - R.1081

European Patent Office 80298 Munich Germany

Central Staff Committee Comité central du personnel Zentraler Personalausschuss

Tel. +49 -89- 2399 - 4355 +43 -1-52126 - 305 +49 -30-25901 - 800 +31 -70-340 - 2028

centralSTCOM@epo.org Reference: sc19012cl-0.3.1/4.5 Date: 24.01.2019

Situation of Mr L. Prunier

Dear Mr President,

On 12 September 2018, the CSC met with you to discuss (among other issues) the worrying situation of Mr Prunier, an elected CSC member and union official who was unlawfully dismissed from service based on trumped up charges while on certified sick leave. You informed us that Mr Prunier's file was on your desk.

In October 2018 you issued an office-wide Communiqué in which you declared that your administration was in favour of reaching amicable settlements for on-going complaints. However, the Office does not appear to have contacted Mr Prunier to enter into any such discussion (despite the fact that he is still severely ill and any prolongation will only make it worse). Besides the suffering unduly inflicted on Mr Prunier, we doubt it is in the interest of the EPO to have this matter become public material once judged.

We are looking forward to being reassured that swift progress is being made in this matter, as Mr Prunier's health appears to be suffering a lot from this protracted legal battle, which we are truly worried about.

Sincerely yours,

Joachim Michels Chairman of the Central Staff Committee



For those who aren't familiar with the above case, see the links below along with the parody video (no situation is too sad for parody).



  1. Caught in a Lie Again: EPO Management Just Cannot Stop Lying, Even About People Whom It Gags Using Threats (to Cover Up Battistelli's Abuses)
  2. Dutch Media Reveals That Battistelli Continues His Vicious War on Staff Unions, Laurent Prunier the Latest Casualty (The Hague)
  3. Dismissal of Laurent Prunier Worse Than It Seems as Battistelli Almost 'Pulls a Hardon' by Taking Away Pension Rights Too


  4. Battistelli is Even Attacking the French, and Not Just in Germany But Also on Dutch Territory
  5. The Next Phase of Union Busting: Battistelli Now Cutting Salaries of Yet More EPO Staff Representatives
  6. In the Case of Frenchman Laurent Prunier, Battistelli Reasserts Himself as Psychopathic Bully


  7. EPO Ally IAM Magazine Calls Battistelli's Dismissal of EPO Staff Representative Laurent Prunier “a Needless Own Goal.”




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