Update on "Stupid Patent Case of the Week"

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about the "Stupid Patent Case of the Week."  The comments were much more interesting than the original blog, especially with some of the emotions that came out. 

By way of update, I received word tonight that one of the defendants (Monster.com) was released with prejudice after sending a nasty-gram to our "friend" Michael Powell threatening him with a frivolous lawsuit and also serving discovery on his current employer, Quinn Emanuel.

Mike’s response was to immediately drop the case against Monster.  Now, if that isn’t conviction about your case, I’m not sure what is.  Unfortunately, our defendant ended up spending some money on attorney’s fees (although not a horrible amount), while our lovely plaintiff got off free using his wife as his counsel.  Maybe it’s his turn to pick up the dry cleaning this week. 

Good luck to the rest of the defendants.