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Troll Tracker Lands Job Fighting Patent Trolls!

In previous posts (Troll Tracker's Identity Revealed :( and Troll Tracker [Why People Hate Lawyers]), I discussed threats and bounties put up by patent attorney Ray Niro against the then-anonymous Troll Tracker (who repeatedly highlighted various patent lawsuits Niro was filing), which finally resulted in Troll Tracker being exposed as an in-house patent attorney at Cisco, Rick Frenkel. Frenkel was then sued for defamation by two lawyers in Texas, based on comments he had made about them on his blog.

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.


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