Thomas Claburn in InformationWeek recently published an article about the defamation cases by Eastern District of Texas attorney Eric Albritton against Rick Frenkel in his role as the Patent Troll Tracker, Cisco, and others. [Patently-O Discussion of the Case]. According to the article, Albritton has now subpoenaed Google – requesting its help uncovering facts.
The subpoena demands, inter alia, that Google turn over ‘all documents referring or relating to communications to or from (1) Richard Frenkel a/k/a/ “The TrollTraker,” (2) Dennis Crouch, individually and sub.nom. “Patently O,” … (7) the blogs [defined as Patently-O and PatentTrollTracker blogs]” regarding Albritton, the filing of the ESN lawsuit, or related TrollTracker postings.’ The subpoena also requests related Google search records (“all documents referring or relating to user searches of the internet and/or the blogs regarding (1) Eric M. Albritton…”) and other records (“all documents referring or relating to the establishment, creation, maintenance, and financial support for the blogs”).