Albritton v. Cisco Systems, No. 2008-481-CCL2 (Tex. County Ct., Gregg County filed March 3, 2008; removed to federal court March 14, 2008)
Albritton v. Cisco Systems, No. 6:2008-cv-00089 (E.D. Tex. March 14, 2008).
Status: Settled

See also Ward v. Cisco Systems

Eric Albritton and T. John Ward, Jr., two attorneys representing a company which claims that Cisco violated its patents (in ESN, LLC v. Cisco Systems, Inc., Civil No. 07-00156 (E.D.Tex. stipulated dismissal Nov. 2, 2007)) both filed their own lawsuits against the author of the Patent Troll Tracker blog (; now members only).

The defamation suits claim that a posting on the blog defamed the attorneys by alleging that although the patent suit had been filed on Oct. 15, 2007 (the day before the patent at issue was granted), the attorneys got the court clerk to change the date to Oct. 16, 2007 in order to avoid having the case dismissed. (They parties eventually agreed to a stipulated dismissal of the patent case in Texas, although another case in Connecticut is still pending.)

After a four day trial, the parties reached a confidential settlement on Sept. 22, just as the case was due to be presented to the jury.

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