The EPO President’s criminal complaint against a member of the Boards of Appeal failed

The ‘house ban’ of a (now: former) Board of Appeal member caused a huzzle and bustle a while ago; see e.g. this Blog here. But it got silent lately. Thanks to Thorsten Bausch’s report on Kluwer Patent Blog, we now got to know the outcome of the EPO President Benoît Battistelli’s criminal complaint: Nothing. Zero. Actually, it could not have failed more spectacularly. The original judgment of the Munich Regional Court in German and a translation into English language are provided below.

Whatever Mr Battistelli’s place in the history books may finally be: This ‘house ban’ saga will surely not be a glorious chapter.

Martin Wilming

REGIONAL COURT MUNICH

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ENGLISH TRANSLATION

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