Cisco Prohibits Anonymous Blogging After 'Troll' Spat

Law360, New York (March 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Citing the “poor judgment” of its employees in helping to create a “regrettable situation,” Cisco Systems Inc. has prohibited workers from anonymously blogging about company affairs after one of its in-house intellectual property attorneys was outed as the “patent troll tracker” blogger.

Cisco announced Monday on its blog that it had “learned some important lessons” after Rick Frenkel identified himself as the author of the patent troll tracker blog in February.

Cisco has been named in defamation suits regarding some of Frenkel's blog posts, which accused...
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