6. Why did Cisco's former legal eagle, IP director Rick Frenkel get Cisco into legal hot water and subsequently change the way Cisco workers can blog?
Former Cisco patent lawyer Rick Frenkel was forced to out himself as author of the blog Patent Troll Tracker, a vocal critic of so-called patent trolls, a derogatory term for companies that acquire and license intellectual property and assert them in court to win damages from vendor companies. The outing soon led to individuals filing lawsuits against him and Cisco for alleged defamation. Later, Cisco updated its employee blogging policy, which requires workers to reveal their identity in blogs and comments.