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20/09/2018

September 2018 press articles


This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in September 2018 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:
 


Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,
 

31/08/2018

August 2018 press articles


This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in August 2018 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,

06/08/2018

July 2018 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in July 2018 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 

20/07/2018

June 2018 press articles

This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in June 2018 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 

Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,

04/07/2018

[Wirtschaftswoche] Die unheimliche Wette

Stand-alone press article

Die unheimliche Wette (Paywall-Link)

Text Petra Sorge published by Wirtschaftswoche nr.26 on 22/06/2018.

Sonnenuntergang über der dänischen Ostsee, die Große-Belt-Brücke erhebt sich über das spiegelglatte Wasser, nicht ein Wölkchen steht am Himmel - was für ein schönes Sehnsuchts- und Abschiedsbild, mit dem das Europäische Patentamt (EPA) in München da seine jüngste Broschüre illustriert, die Bilanz seines Präsidenten Benoît Battistelli: "Modernisierung für Exzellenz und Nachhaltigkeit". Der Franzose, ein Typ mit Brille und Raspelhaarschnitt, geht zum Monatsende. Und das Bild, das er für seinen Abschied gewählt hat, könnte für viele, die ihn kennen, kaum schiefer sein. Battistelli hat in seinen acht Jahren an der Spitze der europäischen Behörde keine Brücken gebaut, sondern Gräben aufgerissen. Read the full article, here.

Translations are available in English and French.

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04/07/2018

[SUEPO] EPO cases of the 126th Session of the ILO-AT

Summary
In its 126th session the Tribunal delivered a total of 75 judgments, of which 17 concern the EPO. The good news of this session is that the Tribunal ordered Ion Brumme and Malika Weaver - who had been unlawfully disciplined for their work as staff representatives - to be fully restored in their previous positions. The same happened to a colleague in Berlin who had been dismissed. Two further disciplinary cases were remitted to the Organisation, which may count as a (very) partial win. But all other cases were lost. This paper presents the key cases and the problems, mainly: a lack of normative control and a clear bias in favour of the Organisation - to the detriment of staff.

Read more, here.


 

29/06/2018

[USF] EPO’s acts were not only flawed but seriously flawed


Press communication from USF (Union Syndicale Fédérale).

EPO’s acts were not only flawed but seriously flawed

AT ITS 126th SESSION THE ILOAT SETS ASIDE THE DISCIPLINARY MEASURES WHICH EPO PRESIDENT BATTISTELLI INFLICTED ON THREE UNION REPRESENTATIVES

Union Syndicale Fédérale is relieved and delighted about the results of the 126th Session of the ILOAT. A number of EPO colleagues, arbitrarily downgraded or even dismissed won their cases again. Instead of damages, ILOAT ordered reinstatement in the dismissal cases, an indication that the EPO’s acts were not only flawed but seriously flawed.

Read more, here.

Translations are available in German and French.


 

27/06/2018

SUEPO NEWSFLASH



THE ATILO SETS ASIDE THE DISCIPLINARY MEASURES WHICH BATTISTELLI INFLICTED ON ELS HARDON, ION BRUMME & MALIKA WEAVER

Read more here.

20/06/2018

Open Letter: Quality of Examination Proceedings at the EPO

Open letter from June 7, 2018 of four leading patent law firms in Germany – Grünecker, Hoffmann Eitle, Maiwald and Vossius & Partner, addressed to outgoing EPO president Benoit Battistelli, the chairman of the Administrative Council Christoph Ernst, principal director user support & quality management Niclas Morey and future EPO president Antonio Campinos (who will start in office on 1 July 2018).

The letter can be read here.

09/05/2018

May 2018 press articles


This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in May 2018 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:

 

Other press articles published related to Work/Labour - UPC - Unitary Patent - ILOAT etc.,