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05/12/2016

December 2016 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in December 2016 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

05/12/2016

November 2016 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in November 2016 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

29/11/2016

[EPSU] Letter to the Administrative Council of the European Patent Office

A letter dated 28 November 2016 from the European Public Service Union (EPSU) to all Members of the Council of the European Patent Office.

28/11/2016

[FNV] Medewerkers European Patent Office in actie tegen angstcultuur

Strong Solidarity Message From FNV The Biggest Dutch Union (1 million members!).
The FNV published on 23 November 2016 an article entitled "Medewerkers European Patent Office in actie tegen angstcultuur".
Translations are available in English, German and French.

24/11/2016

[USF] Dismissal Of Union Officials At The European Patent Office

The USF published on 23 November 2016 an article entitled "DISMISSAL OF UNION OFFICIALS AT THE EUROPEAN PATENT OFFICE"

22/11/2016

Actions continue at the European Patent Office: next demonstration on 24 November in the center of The Hague

On 4 November Mr Battistelli, President of the European Patent Office, dismissed Laurent Prunier, elected member of the Central Staff Committee and Secretary of SUEPO The Hague, against the will of the Administrative Council as expressed in its March 2016 Resolution. In 2016, Mr Battistelli dismissed three elected Staff representatives and SUEPO officials and downgraded another one, a first in the world of International Organisations. Other investigations/disciplinary proceedings concerning SUEPO officials are ongoing.
 
On 24 November we will demonstrate our solidarity to Laurent and other dismissed / downgraded / targeted Staff Reps and SUEPO officials. We will gather at the "Plein 1813" at 12:00 and march to the "Lange Vijverberg", in front of the Office of the Dutch Prime Minister.

25/10/2016

October 2016 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in October 2016 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

03/10/2016

Actions continue at the European Patent Office: next demonstrations on 11 and 13 October

On 11 October Mr Battistelli will hold his much publicised (yet another “first in the history of the Office”) Social Conference where he will be trumpeting his achievements just before the meeting of the Administrative Council on 12/13 October. Meanwhile, the attacks against SUEPO officials are continuing in The Hague with three investigations/disciplinary proceedings. SUEPO organises a demonstration on Tuesday 11 October in Munich in front of the EPO Isar building starting at 12.30h, and on Thursday 13 October in The Hague.

07/09/2016

August 2016 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in July 2016 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow. You may also want to access the list of articles for July 2016:

29/08/2016

Bretton Woods Law legal opinions

The London-based lawyers, Bretton Woods Law, specialise in the Rule of Law, International Human Rights law and International Administrative Law.

At the request of SUEPO, Bretton Woods Law produced a legal opinion concerning the actions of the President of the EPO, and the responsibility of the Administrative Council as well as the Member States of the EPO with respect to staff.

In an Annex to the above document a number of the reforms are considered in the light of basic legal and democratic standards in Europe.