Good news: as reported in Troll Tracker blogger Rick Frenkel moves to Wilson Sonsini, he has "left Cisco Systems and moved to Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, a top Silicon Valley law firm, where he is of counsel. 'We were impressed with his breadth and depth of experience,' said Michael Barclay, an IP litigation partner at Wilson Sonsini and a PTT reader, natch. 'Rick has developed a lot of knowledge and insights about patent trolls that will be helpful to our clients who have to deal with them.'"
Good! Go get 'em, Rick!
See also Cisco Blogger Decamps to Wilson Sonsini. Regarding the related Scott Harris matter, see Scott Harris v. Fish & Richardson litigation is settled (discussed in my Troll Tracker [Why People Hate Lawyers] and A Tangled Web of Patent Rights).
Re the defamation suit: see East Texas lawyer subpoenas Google for more info about PTT and Patently-O blogs.