KFury also made this generous offer: "If this story is posted and I go with a firm reccomended by the readership, I will grant Slashdot.org (i.e. Andover.Net) 1% of the royalties earned on this patent.", so if we see any money from this, we'll donate it to the FSF or some other charity that you all decide.
KFury asks: "With the recent questions on how to approach a VC firm and how to respond to a trademark cease and desist letter, I thought this question might be relevant. I'm looking for a reliable, relatively inexpensive patent lawyer specializing in Internet patents. With spam coming every week asking inventors to disclose their ideas to fly-by-nite companies, I'm a little concerned about going to just anyone with patent applications. Do any fellow slashdotters have experience with a particular attorney or firm that they can either recommend or warn people away from? All help is infinitely appreciated."