Judge orders disclosure of paid bloggers in Oracle case
Oracle has admitted to the court that it retains the frequently-cited Florian Mueller of the popular blog FOSS Patents as a consultant. The official disclosure comes a week after the judge in Oracle's lawsuit against Google took the extraordinary step of ordering both parties to reveal any paid journalists or bloggers on their payrolls. Both companies filed their responses today, and Mueller is the only person named in either filing.
One goes back to the once-anonymous blogger, the Troll Tracker, who was employed by Cisco. See IPBiz post Frenkel and Yen: the Cisco Kid and Pancho, or the Lone Ranger and Tonto?