Sunday, April 06, 2008

Legal Blogger Sued for Defamation

For any other bloggers and those thinking about blogging, this story about the Patent Troll Tracker blog (currently off-line) may be instructive. This particular blogger is an in-house lawyer with Cisco, which is often a party in patent cases. He blogged anonymously about patent law, and in one post he seemed to allege an instance of improper conduct by two attorneys and some judicial clerks in a case which involved Cisco. The blogger's identity was subsequently revealed and he and Cisco are now being sued for defamation. This is a reminder that online anonymity cannot be counted on, so bloggers should write accordingly.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

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