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  • Should we be worried about the Vringo patent suit?

    Sentiment: Hold

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    • hmm.

    • nooo.

    • Vringo Files New Provisional Patent Application

      New Technology to Enhance Social Video Technology

      Press Release: Vringo, Inc. – 57 minutes ago

      today announced it has filed a new patent application for social video technology. The provisional patent application provides a new format for video group messaging.

      ???????
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      here is what thet might mean:

      Tech | Posted on Jul 07, 2011 at 06:30am IST

      Facebook adds Skype video chat, group messaging

      HITTING BACK AT GOOGLE

      Facebook, which also unveiled a group messaging function, adding to its existing one-to-one text chat, is returning fire from Google, which last week turned up the competitive heat by introducing a social networking service dubbed Google+.

      While many of Google+'s social networking features are similar to those already available on Facebook, Google is generating interest with its videoconferencing function, which allows up to 10 people on the service to participate in a video call.

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      ON2: When an INTERIM "sells" a BILLIONs dollar company for $1.8 mil bonus from Google?

      By casp321.1 year 2 months ago

      Should the company testing its Videoconferencing product with ON2's VP8 be Skype, then GRANTING ON2's BOD bonuses on Jan 27, 2009 and the RUMOR on Jan 27, 2009 about Google ACQUIRING Skype might be ONE of the MISSING LINKs in the ON2 and Google "merger" SCAM, considering Google Acqisition of GIPS, another Skype partner, in 2010.

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      VP8: is really the Patents or dividing STOLEN ON2 among THIEVES, the issue?

      By casp321.11 months ago.Permalink
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      VP8: is it really the Patents or dividing STOLEN ON2 among THIEVES, the issue? Why did Google pay Half a BILLION dollars to DOJ? Was it really "drug" money??? ON2, Hantro, VPx, VP8, VP8+x, Flix, FlixEngine, FlixCoud, ... Google gave away FlixCloud, Flix, FlixEngine, miniature version of VP8 to their "gate" keepers as KICKBACK but NOW the main THIEVEs are fighting Google to get their "fair" shares from TOLEN ON2 Goods. Why would MS pay $8.5 BILLION for Skype with VP8, even though they say they are not using VP8 in their IE?? After Google STEALING ON2+Hantro from its shareholders, all those bigger THIEVES are FIGHTING it to get their "fair" share from he "head" master, Google. ...Why they are trying to divide STOLEN gods among the THIEVEs in silence? HOW many of those INVOLVED in the BACKGOUND have CONNECTION to those INVESTIGATING Google? How many??? Who will investigate/prosecute and put in the JAIHLEs those involved in the BACKGROUND? Who?

    • James Altucher : Vringo: What Has Happened And What I Think Will Happen
      September 4, 2012 by: James Altucher

      We already have a playbook for what will happen. Yahoo. My back of the envelope math (I don't work very hard and I have a lot of envelopes lying around) shows that the stock Google gave Yahoo would be worth $1.8 billion now. So that's the playbook. I think Google should give Vringo $1.8 billion in stock combined with a guarantee from Vringo that they can't sue any more of Google's customers. I would be terrified of someone suing all of my customers. It seems like that's a great way to lose a lot of customers.

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      Yahoo Licenses Technology to Google
      Patent license dispute between search giants is settled by licensing arrangement.
      By Stephen Lawson, IDG News Aug 10, 2004 3:00 am

      Internet search giants Google and Yahoo have put their patent disputes behind them. Google will license technology patented by Yahoo subsidiary Overture Services, according to one of two newly announced dispute settlements.

      The other settlement covers an outstanding dispute over a stock warrant connected to a services agreement back in 2000. Google issued about 1.2 million shares to Yahoo in June 2003, but per a Google filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Monday, Yahoo had said it was entitled to more shares

      Also part of the settlement of the warrant dispute and patent suit and in payment for the license, Google issued 2.7 million shares of its Class A stock to Yahoo.

      Analysts say the settlement is good news for Google, which should be looking to resolve any lingering legal issues before its proposed initial public offering (IPO). The settlement also bodes well for Yahoo, as it could strengthen the company's hand if it pursues patent infringement claims against other companies, says Nate Elliott, an analyst at Jupiter Research in New York.

    • To be honest, I don't think anyone(SHAREHOLDERS)have any idea of the damage this lawsuit will bring to GOOGLE. They will be blindsided when the verdict comes in for VRNG. They think of themselves as a GOLIATH and cannot be damaged, but a $1,000,000,000 loss in this trial will hurt bad.$680 down to $400 PPS.by end of OCT. Oct. 16 trial begins!

    • I found these examples regarding "telephone conference", but there might be different reasons for vringo's conference call:

      Telephone Calls.
      With the exception of scheduled telephonic conferences, and as provided at section V.B below, telephone calls to chambers are permitted only for matters such as scheduling and calendaring. Court personnel are prohibited from giving legal
      advice or discussing the merits of a case.

      Following telephonic contact with chambers, counsel will be required to file an ex parte or Joint Motion, as appropriate, which will be granted only upon good cause shown.

      D. Telephone Conferences
      Judge Robreno may hold telephone conferences to resolve scheduling matters or discovery disputes. Counsel will be notified of the date and time for the telephone conference. It will be the responsibility of counsel for the moving party to initiate the telephone conference and to contact Judge Robreno through his secretary after all parties are present on the call.

      Once a motion to compel is filed, Judge Robreno will schedule a telephone or in-person conference to resolve the dispute within ten (10) days. [...] Judge Robreno permits telephone conferences to resolve discovery disputes during depositions in cases where the deposition would otherwise have to be adjourned.

      Judge Robreno generally will hold a telephone scheduling conference with counsel in criminal cases shortly after arraignment. At the conclusion of the conference, Judge Robreno will issue a Scheduling Order governing speedy trial issues, discovery, time for filing motions, and the trial date.

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      TELEPHONE CONFERENCES
      Judge Padova sometimes uses telephone conferences for non-complex pretrial conferences, scheduling, discovery disputes, settlement conferences and other like matters. Telephone conferences should be arranged through the Deputy. Judge Padova expects counsel to bring matters to his attention only after they have been discussed with opposing counsel. All parties must be represented on any telephone conference with Judge Padova. Counsel have the responsibility to initiate telephone conferences and to contact Judge Padova through his Deputy after all other parties are present on the call.

    • Thursday, August 30, 2012
      Magistrate Update VRNG
      there will indeed be a hearing of sorts regarding the Discovery sanctions (telephone conference) on September 6th [2012] with Judge Stillman (recent update on court schedules). The fact that this is listed as a telephone conference and not a motion hearing is very interesting. Perhaps this is an initial settlement conference?

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      Aug 30, 2012

      Vringo Issues Investor Update
      Press Release: Vringo, Inc.

      Current Litigation: I/P Engine v. AOL, Google et al.

      --Fact discovery in the case closes on September 4, 2012.

      --Expert discovery closes on September 11, 2012.

      --Pre-trial disclosures are scheduled to be exchanged between the parties on September 19, 2012 and

      --any objections exchanged on September 26, 2012.

      --An attorney conference with the Court is scheduled for September 28, 2012.

      --A final draft pretrial order will be proposed on October 3, 2012 and

      --a final pretrial conference with the Court will be conducted on October 5, 2012.

      --Proposed voir dire and jury instructions will be submitted to the Court on or before October 9, 2012.

      --Trial will commence on October 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM.

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      Don Stout and H. Van Sinclair own VRNG share and are counsel and members of Vringo's legal team knowing inside/out ad no need for waiting for any leak!

      The trading plans are designed to align the interests of directors and officers with the Company's investors

      FORM 8-K
      On August 31, 2012, Vringo, Inc.

      The trading plans are designed to align the interests of directors and officers with the Company’s investors by allowing them to monetize a portion of their equity positions when the market prices of the Company's common stock are between $4.25 and $30.00 per share, in a systematic, nondiscretionary manner with the goal of minimal market impact, and compliance with federal securities laws and regulations adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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      FORM 8-K
      Dated: August 29, 2012
      On August 25, 2012, the board of directors (the “Board”) of Vringo, Inc. (the “Company”) approved, at the recommendation of the Compensation Committee of the Board, an increase in the base salary of Ellen Cohl, the Company’s Chief Financial Officer,...In addition, the Board approved the acceleration of certain of Ms. Cohl’s unvested stock option grants with exercise prices between $0.01 and $5.50 which will become fully vested immediately.

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      • Aug 30, 2012

        Vringo Issues Investor Update
        Press Release: Vringo, Inc.

        Current Litigation: I/P Engine v. AOL, Google et al.

        --Fact discovery in the case closes on September 4, 2012.

        --Expert discovery closes on September 11, 2012.

        --Pre-trial disclosures are scheduled to be exchanged between the parties on September 19, 2012 and

        --any objections exchanged on September 26, 2012.

        --An attorney conference with the Court is scheduled for September 28, 2012.

        --A final draft pretrial order will be proposed on October 3, 2012 and

        --a final pretrial conference with the Court will be conducted on October 5, 2012.

        --Proposed voir dire and jury instructions will be submitted to the Court on or before October 9, 2012.

        --Trial will commence on October 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM.

    • I think Mark Cuban is HEDGING by investment in VRNG because he saw the trouble and also might've been interested in looking at the inside of the "darkroom" to see how's everything in the Vringo's "house." How deep an investor can get into the inside beats me. But, ON2 had a lot of Shorts having access to INSIDE info, otherwise how could Shorts be able to cover from Oct 2008 to August 2009 while keeping ON2 PPS under $0.40 and taking SI volume from 2+ million to under 500K by the end of July 2009? How could it be possible?

      here is why:

      Breaking the codes or breaking the links of the connection chains:

      ---Hambrecht was AOL and Motorola BOD

      ---Hambrecht & Armstrong: Tim Armstrong was Google EXECs in 2007 and , while at Motorola, he became William/Bill Hambrecht's BUSINESS PARTNER with UFL
      ----- Hambrecht was AOL BOD for sometime but resigned in 2011?

      ---Hambrecht and Icahn: Icahn forced Motorola to have Hambrecht as one of its BOD
      ----- Hambrecht became Motorola BOD but resigned a few days after Motorola and Google announced the buy-out on August 15 2011?

      ---Icahn and Cuban
      ----- Ichan and Cuban were investors in Lionsgate, which Cuban sold his shares in LGF to Icahn. Later on Icahn sold all of his shares in Lionsgate without getting his way around?

      ---Hambrect and Armstrong and M. Cuban, and P.P, husband of congresswoman Nancy
      ----- Hambrecht and Armstrong, while Armstrong was still Google EXEC, became partners in UFL and M. Cuban became one of UFL "investors". Interestingly enough Armstrong was moved to AOL as CEO and much later time Cuban sued Hambrecht in relation to UFL "investment" But what is the REAL deal behind the scene is not really clear too me???

      ---Hambrecht and Schmidt and Google

      ---Hambrect and ON2
      Hambrecht became ON2 "advisor", at the end of 2006 in acquiring Hantro, a Finish company. ON2 acquired Hantro on Nov 1, 2007. Iterestingly enough Google TRADEMARKED Hantro logo on April 2, 2008, about a month prior to ON2 and Sun Microsystem making deal on May 7, 2008

      Aug 17, 2011 [ 2 days after Google announced acquiring Motorola Mobility]
      “I want to thank Bill for his valuable service and guidance to Motorola and to Motorola Mobility,” said Sanjay Jha, chairman and chief executive officer, Motorola Mobility. “Bill played an instrumental role in the separation of Motorola into two independent publicly-traded companies, as well as in our recent milestone transaction with Google. On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, I wish Bill only the best.”

      Wed Aug 17, 2011
      Icahn nominee Hambrecht leaves Motorola board
      Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc MMI.N said on Wednesday that William R. Hambrecht is leaving its board of directors immediately.

      It did not explain why.

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      • Cuban, Icahn Play Cat-and-Mouse With Lionsgate


        Published: June 10, 2010

        So why would Cuban be willing to sell his significant chunk to Icahn for less than he can get in the marketplace? For every nickel over $7, his 6.4 million shares increase in value by $300,000. Even to Cuban, that’s real money.

 
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