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Patent Troll Tracker Identity Revealed.

Posted in General Commentary by Jake Ward on February 24, 2008


Per this post, a fellow patent law blogger known as the “Troll Tracker” has revealed himself to be Rick Frenkel, an in-house patent attorney for Cisco Systems, Inc. in San Jose, California.  A sad day indeed, following the apparent discovery of the Troll Tracker’s identity by someone out to collect the bounty of $15,000 being offered by the Chicago firm of Niro, Scavone, Haller & Niro.

The Troll Tracker has indicated some reluctance to continue blogging.  Although we do not always agree with the Troll Tracker’s viewpoints, we are reminded of the following quotes that seems appropriate for times such as these:

The people who oppose your ideas are inevitably those who represent the established order that your ideas will upset.  

-Anthony D’Angelo.

A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.  Ideas have endurance without death.

-John Fitzgerald Kennedy.