→ Florian Mueller a paid Consultant for Oracle

Nilay Patel on The Verge:

[Florian Mueller] regularly quoted in a huge variety of outlets, including Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, as a “patent expert” or “patent consultant,” but almost never as “paid Oracle consultant” or “paid Microsoft consultant.” That’s simply misleading, and presumably the sort of under-the-table influence Judge Alsup intended to flush out with his order. We’ll see how the media — and Mueller — react.

Mr. Mueller is frequently held out as the the expert on patents in the tech space. That has always been strange to me since, though patent law is not really my practice, I have heard some in the area talk about him “less than positively”1.

  1. That is about the nicest way I can say it.