Bayerischer Landtag Veröffentlichung vom 02 Februar 2017
Bavarian State Parliament published on 02 February 2017
This document provides a non-exhaustive list of some articles, blog posts or videos published in January 2017 (sorted in reverse chronological order, not necessarily by relevance). Latest additions are highlighted in yellow:
"Industrie-Umfrage zum Europäischen Patentamt: Mehrheit für Rücktritt von Amtschef Battistelli" (Juve.de, 31 January 2017). Translations are available in English and French.
"King Battistelli tries again to break Euro Patent Office union" (The Register, 31 January 2017).
"EPO immune from Dutch jurisdiction in trade union row, says Supreme Court" (WIPR, 24 January 2017).
"Streit über Mitarbeitervertretung: Niederländisches Verfassungsgericht stellt Europäischem Patentamt Freibrief aus" (Heise.de, 23 January 2017).
"Leiding Europees Octrooibureau Rijswijk kan zijn gang gaan" (NOS.nl, 20 January 2017).
"Dutch Supreme Court upholds immunity EPO in conflict with trade unions" (Kluwer Patent Blog, 20 January 2017).
"Dutch courts can’t act in European Patent Office dispute" (DutchNews.nl, 20 January 2017).
"Battistelli's octrooibureau blijft een juridisch eiland" (NRC.nl, 19 January 2017) Translations are available in English, German and French. UPDATED!
"Brexit and EPO unrest in top ten of most popular posts Kluwer Patent Blog in 2016" (Kluwer Patent Blog, 01 January 2017). EPO info can be found at reference points 1, 3, 5, 7 and 10.
"Patentbeurteilungen, Arbeitsbedingungen, Gewerkschaftsrechte: Europäische Patentbeamte im Clinch mit ihrem Chef" (Heise.de, 03 January 2017).
JUDGMENT OF THE DUTCH COURT OF CASSATION IN SUEPO v EPO ISSUED ON 20 JANUARY 2017
Dutch courts have no jurisdiction in European Patent Organisation dispute
The European Patent Organisation can invoke jurisdiction immunity in a dispute with trade unions. That is the ruling issued by the Supreme Court 5 today, and means the Dutch courts have no jurisdiction to examine disputes brought before them between the European Patent Organisation (EPOrg) and two trade unions: the Trade Union of the European Patent Office (VEOB) and the Staff Union of the European Patent Office (SUEPO). Previous rulings by the court in preliminary relief proceedings and the Court of Appeal in The Hague 10 have been set aside by the Supreme Court.
We are disappointed to inform you that the Supreme Court of the Netherlands has decided to uphold the EPO’s immunity in the case brought by SUEPO to complain about infringement of fundamental rights.
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:
"IAM blog's top 20 most-read stories of 2016 " (IAM Magazine, 22 December 2016). EPO info can be found at reference points 9, 11, 15 and 16.
"European Patent Office supremo rapped on knuckles by nation reps" (The Register, 19 December 2016).
"Europäisches Patentamt: Präsident der Beschwerdekammern steht fest" (JUVE, 15 December 2016).
"Arbetsmiljöproblem skakar patentverk" (Ingenjoren.se, 15 December 2016).
"EPO staff hold demo; European staff unions express support" (WIPR, 15 December 2016).
"Euro Patent Office staff plead for third time to get rid of Battistelli" (The Register, 15 December 2016).
"Guess King Battistelli's plan to fix the Euro Patent Office. Yep, give himself more power" (The Register, 08 December 2016).
"Battistelli asks to nominate EPO appeals committee members" (WIPR, 07 December 2016).
"UN agency sets aside two EPO decisions, criticises Administrative Council" (WIPR, 05 December 2016).
"Euro Patent Office prez 'a disgrace to France'" (The Register, 03 December 2016).
"ILO Decisions Said To Confirm EPO Staff Lack Fair Legal System" (IP-Watch, 01 December 2016).
Translation is available in French.
"Arbeidsrecht Van Dam: conflict octrooibureau in Rijswijk blijft aanhouden" (NRC, 01 December 2016).
Translations are available in English, German and French.
Here are some images of the demonstration on 14 December 2016.
Solidarity message from CERN Staff Association.
Support to our colleagues at the European Patent Office (EPO) English Version
Message of support from the ILO Staff Union.
IPSO expresses support for colleagues at the European Patent Office, with Heardquarter in Munich
ECB Union - IPSO - issues a support message to SUEPO and EPO staff.
IPSO is a staff union, founded by staff of the European Central Bank (ECB) to represent the professional interests of persons working for the ECB and other international institutions and agencies in Germany.