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IAM 'Magazine' Protects Patent Trolls, Blocks People Who Disapprove

IAM blocking opposing views now?

IAM blocking



Summary: The IAM echo chamber becomes even more of an echo chamber as people who don't agree with IAM get literally blocked

IAM was always the most 'extremist' site when it comes to patents. It loves software patents, it loves patent trolls, and it evidently loves the EPO's management (at times serving as some kind of courier). We have watched the site for many years (reading literally hundreds of articles) and have many reasons for scepticism. It didn't come out of nowhere or at haste.



"IAM brought upon itself somewhat of a controversy online because it has blocked at least 3 people in Twitter (those whom we know about) for merely criticising IAM, denying them even visibility of IAM's 'work'."Well, IAM 'magazine' decided to organise a conference for patent trolls. They don't use the word trolls (they strongly oppose and reject the term); they use a euphemistic acronym and refer to it as "our inaugural NPE conference". Remember IP Dealmakers Forum, which was recently opened by the world's largest patent troll.

IAM brought upon itself somewhat of a controversy online because it has blocked at least 3 people in Twitter (those whom we know about) for merely criticising IAM, denying them even visibility of IAM's 'work'.

Joff Wild, who often acts like a megaphone of Battistelli, especially amid scandals [1, 2], cannot take the heat. He is now blocking those who don't agree with him, showing how thin-skinned he is. Even what we believe to be EPO staff got blocked [1, 2, 3], not to mention the President of the FFII [1, 2, 3, 4, 5] and myself included. Well, even the EPO's Twitter account, which is a PR front for an institution that blocked Techrights (internally, site-wide), has not done so. What does this say about IAM?

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