Outed 'Troll Tracker' Blogger Draws Ire Of IP Lawyers

Law360 (March 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Trolls pillaging our economy, a bounty placed on our supposed hero’s head and his adversaries threatening to reveal his secret identity to the world — all the story is missing is a few explosions and Julia Roberts as the romantic lead, and it might have the makings of a summer blockbuster.

However, in reality, the recent outing of the “patent troll tracker” blogger as Rick Frenkel, Cisco Systems Inc.’s director of intellectual property, has raised concerns from lawyers representing “patent trolls” that Frenkel used his anonymity to make illegally disparaging remarks against his company’s enemies.

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