The big buzz around the IP world is that Rick Frenkel, the anonymous blogger of the Troll Tracker blog who just revealed his identity, along with his employer Cisco, have been sued for defamation by two attorneys from Texas, Eric Albritton and T. John Ward, Jr.
The lawsuit may be due to a posting over who filed what when in a lawsuit against Cisco for patent infringement. For Cisco, their response is apparently:
“The parties have mutually agreed to make no comment on the lawsuit in question at this time. That said, we would like to underscore that the comments made in the employee’s personal blog represented his own opinions and several of his comments are not consistent with Cisco’s views. We continue to have high regard for the judiciary of the Eastern District of Texas and confidence in the integrity of its judges.”
This story of mystery and intrigue can be followed at the Prior Art, by IP Law & Business writer Joe Mullin.