"The EPO is already in a limbo and it is appalling to find that the EPO rejects the amicus brief from the former head of the FFII. "Alberto Barrionuevo, CEO of the small spanish software company OpenTIA and ex-president of the FFII, had submitted an amicus brief to the Enlarged Board of Appeal in spanish. The European Patent Office has notified him that they are refusing his letter because it was not written in one of the 3 official languages of the EPO." The EPO is really setting itself for more public embarrassment. Is the EPO for citizens of Europe or is it a private enterprise that only accepts French, German, and English people as “eligible citizens”? The EPO is not so much of a public institute. Like the Federal Reserve, for example, it’s a business."