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  • Vringo Wins Key Victory Over Google Revenue; Awaits 7% Royalty Decision [View article]
    Ok, so you were all surprised. I guess someone's gotta be on the other side of the trade.
    Jan 7, 2014. 10:06 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Wins Key Victory Over Google Revenue; Awaits 7% Royalty Decision [View article]
    It was a poor argument by GOOG and a rehashing of things they already lost. Of course they lost, again, only a few months later. Sure they had an argument, but having an argument and winning it are 2 very different things. This was an easy call.
    Jan 6, 2014. 01:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Wins Key Victory Over Google Revenue; Awaits 7% Royalty Decision [View article]
    This should have been a surprise to no one. 3.5% was decided by jury. JJ confirmed 20.9 was royalty base in August.
    Jan 6, 2014. 10:18 AM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo ticks higher after Google workaround documents don't appear [View news story]
    Netprf - this is just a discovery battle, a sideshow. It does not move the needle of the case in terms of liability, just potentially the timing, and not by much if at all at this point. Next real issue (although a small one) is the judge's decision on supplemental damages, which should come soon. The big issue of course is whether the workaround allows GOOG to escape infringement.
    Sep 4, 2013. 01:41 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo ticks higher after Google workaround documents don't appear [View news story]
    I was being serious and offering you advice, and good advice at that. Take it or leave it, it's your money.

    So here is how it usually goes. GOOG without question produced some documents and perhaps (but perhaps not) even some source code. The production may or may not be voluminous, and most likely was given to VRNG on the last possible day. It will take a little while for VRNG to review it, then ask GOOG to supplement and GOOG will say ok or no. If they say no, VRNG can file a motion to compel. I would expect a motion in 1-2 weeks if there is going to be one. That is fairly fast for this sort of thing, especially if the production was large or dense, but expert reports are due in a month so they have to get cracking.
    Aug 27, 2013. 05:38 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo ticks higher after Google workaround documents don't appear [View news story]
    Patent Plays and jjcrunch - If you are going to invest in patent cases, you will benefit greatly by learning the difference between production and filing.
    Aug 27, 2013. 12:43 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo ticks higher after Google workaround documents don't appear [View news story]
    This is wrong.

    The Court ordered that documents be "produced" by August 25. Document productions are NOT filed, and would not show up on PACER. Neither will the expert reports, by the way.

    And, the next deadline in the VRNG docket is today, when GOOG will be filing its response to VRNG's calculation of supplemental damages.
    Aug 27, 2013. 10:54 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Spherix Inc. Could Be Valued At $14-$61 Per Share [View article]
    That is part of the question in the long term. In the short term, the question is, what is the effect of 15x dilution? Answer seems obvious to me, but apparently not to some.
    Aug 23, 2013. 09:41 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Facebook, Twitter And Google Infringing Vringo's Quantumstream Patents? [View article]
    SoCalNative - perhaps you would not have tired of it if you made a few thousand bucks every time it went up and down. . .
    Aug 14, 2013. 10:01 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Facebook, Twitter And Google Infringing Vringo's Quantumstream Patents? [View article]
    Kevin, it is not as simple as that. First, read the disclaimer on the Google Patent page - that's the little question mark next to "priority date"

    There is analysis that goes into it. A continuation-in-part does not necessarily get the benefit of the earliest date in the chain. Specifically, claims containing new matter (which is why it is a CIP) do not get priority.
    Aug 14, 2013. 10:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Are Facebook, Twitter And Google Infringing Vringo's Quantumstream Patents? [View article]
    Interesting article, thanks. 2 thoughts:

    1. These are CIPs of CIPs, so you can't assume that they get the 1999 priority date. If not, the 2006 priority dates that they will get are not impressive. Even if they do go back to 1999, validity may be an issue here. Have you looked at or thought about validity?

    2. In your claim chart, you state that the preamble is not usually a limitation. While that is generally true, the preamble for the claim that you charted contains the antecedent basis for "vacancy" in the claim limitations, so it will likely be read as a limitation. It also could also be said to define the subject matter of the claimed vacancy, which makes it even more likely to be construed as a limitation.
    Aug 13, 2013. 03:49 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Spherix Inc. Could Be Valued At $14-$61 Per Share [View article]
    That was 500 thousand, not million.
    Aug 13, 2013. 03:22 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • How Spherix Inc. Could Be Valued At $14-$61 Per Share [View article]
    How is it even possible to trade 3X the float in a single day? Crazy.
    Aug 5, 2013. 06:05 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • How Spherix Inc. Could Be Valued At $14-$61 Per Share [View article]
    As I wrote previously, I like their prosepcts long term, so I'm no basher. But with 15x dilution coming, a $10 market share gives them an approximately $150M market cap when the North-South deal closes.

    It is shooting up now because the float and volume are ridiculously low - i.e., it is extremely illiquid. That is about to reverse.

    With no visibility to the Rockstar assets and the plan of attack for the north-south patents not yet revealed, getting in now is gambling. I like to define my edge in my trades--which is impossible here--and for that reason, I'm out (for now).
    Jul 31, 2013. 10:11 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Spherix And Its Rockstar Announcement: A Big Deal For A Small Company [View article]
    Super: Dilution is not a Rockstar issue. It is a North-South Holdings merger issue. Dilution will multiply outstanding shares by 15X, mostly in the form of 1.4 million "Class D" shares that can convert to common stock at a 10 for 1 ratio.

    Rick: Here is a link to an SEC filing detailing the Class D stock.
    http://1.usa.gov/13qQ9SW
    Jul 29, 2013. 11:46 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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