Rick Frenkel prevails at CAFC
RICHARD G. FRENKEL, Latham & Watkins, LLP, of Menlo Park, California, argued for plaintiff-appellee. With him on the brief was RON E. SHULMAN.
The wikipedia entry for Frenkel notes about the case related to Frenkel's anonymous blogging activities:
The case raised questions about the risks of blogging anonymously, and received wide publicity in the blogosphere as it was thought that the lawsuits could result in precedents to be applied to future bloggers. Subsequently, Cisco updated its policy on employee blogging.
The Albritton case went to trial in Tyler, Texas on September 14, 2009. After Judge Richard A. Schell ruled that Albritton had to prove actual malice to be eligible for punitive damages, the litigation settled. The Ward case—which was filed against Cisco and not Frenkel—settled in January 2010.
Frenkel left Cisco in August 2008 to join the Palo Alto office of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati as a patent litigator. He is a partner with the firm. At the time he joined the firm, he said he was done with blogging.
See also the IPBiz post
Frenkel and Yen: the Cisco Kid and Pancho, or the Lone Ranger and Tonto?