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  • Vringo Vs. Google: A Mid-Trial Report [View article]
    The article that Craig Thomas gave the link to included Vringo's proposed curative instructions not only to Google's Disney patent evidence but also to documents that Vringo requested and Google did not turn over. Does anyone know if Judge Jackson gave either or both of those instructions? The one regarding the failure to disclose documents would really make Google look like it was hiding something.documents
    Oct 24 11:06 PM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Vs. Google: Trial Update For 10/22/2012 [View instapost]
    I appreciate your succinct and insightful commentary and analysis. Lawyers are frequently confronted with competing considerations when they try cases: they must try the case to the jury in a manner that is persuasive and powerful AND they must make a proper record for the court. A litigant, through its lawyer, must make a record in a case that contains all of the required elements for that litigant's claims or defenses. If a litigant fails to make a proper record the judge can throw the case out for failure to prove the claim or defense. In complex and technical cases putting all of the required evidence in the record can be extremely boring and confusing for a jury. Your updates indicate that VRNG is balancing the two competing considerations very well, and the use of visual aids in conjunction with witnesses' testimony is a very powerful and persuasive combination. I'm interested to see how GOOG's legal team presents its evidence when GOOG gets into its case.

    Thanks for your time commitment and efforts to keep us all informed. It takes a LOT of time and is greatly valued and appreciated.
    Oct 24 09:37 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Vs. Google: Judge Raymond Jackson [View instapost]
    How can anyone in good conscience assail a Reds fan? I appreciate the clarity, concision and objectivity you bring to the discussion. Thanks.
    Oct 20 04:00 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Vs. Google: Trial Update For 10/15/2012 [View instapost]
    From Daniel Ravicher's Twitter: Vringo $VRNG v Google $GOOG trial update: jury chosen, 7 woman, 2 men. One former Target empee had sued for work comp. Openings after lunch.
    Oct 16 04:17 PM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Vringo Vs. Google: Judge Jackson Strikes And Limits Google's Expert Testimony [View article]
    Steve - I really appreciate the balance, objectivity and insight you bring to the VRNG discussions. Til this article else I'd never heard anyone use my favorite negotiation phrase (pigs get fat...). It fits perfectly in this situation. I've practiced law for 27 years, and in that time the most successful lawyers I've encountered are those who don't overreach and who limit their claims to those supported by evidence that the opposition can't effectively controvert. Judge Jackson's barring of Google's "proxy" damages calculations seems to leave Google stuck with numbers from their own experts that will be in the same ballpark as Vringo's. Putting an expert on the stand that is as vulnerable to cross as Ungars appears to be is, IMHO, a recipe for turning off the jury and enhancing the verdict for Vringo. I'm long VRNG, and the volatility that is likely to come in the next few weeks may well present some good entry points to add to my position. Looking past Google, ZTE and the other entities likely to find themselves in Vringo's crosshairs ought to take careful stock of Vringo's superbly crafted litigation strategies and tactics and be proactive in their attempts to resolve potential issues before Vringo can bring all guns to bear.
    Oct 14 02:31 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment