VHC has gone up dramatically lately and you are all happy as clams because you read the glowing article about the potential application of the company's encryption technology to the new generation of tech products. You read that a group known as the 3GPP has been in discussions with VHC for a possible license agreement that could generate billions of revenue. Sounds great so far. Now the reality.
Does any one know who the 3GPP is? Roughly, they are a collection of multiple tech associations that seem to be showing interest in standardizing encryption coding for the industry. Sounds nice again. They tried to find an alternative to VHC's technology and so far they have been unsuccessful. Sounds good again.
Here is where you forget to read with a critical eye because by now you are so excited about the potential you stop thinking clearly. The article stated that the 3GPP "requested" VHC to offer a license agreement based on their recommendations. That also sounds nice. BUT, and this is a big but: Who is the 3GPP and how can they negotiate any license agreements as a group? It is impossible. Each individual company has to sign an agreement. That inconvenient fact is left out of the article.
Think about this as well. What company is going to sign a license agreement while the validity of the patents is still in litigation? Would you? Obviously not.
I expect that you will be hurling the insults my way, but before you do that, I suggest you take a minute or two to think this through.
You are a HOSER. Thought you sold off your shares here. Whoops forgot... you mysteriously found 500 shares in an"old account." Please Hose Off everyone is bored with answering your same dumb question over and over and over. Yawn...
It just kills you being wrong, doesn't it, with all your pompous "I'm a professional, bow down at my feet" contempt? You've been missing the boat non-stop, as evidenced by your bizarre obsession with lawsuits and settlements. If the guys who did the research (you're not one of those) are right, the lawsuits are a secondary front. They'll be resolved in good time, but they're not the game.
Here's the answer to your question, it was asked an hour ago by one of the other grumpy guys. Pay attention in class!
Oh yeah, I was so wrong when I bought 50k shares a year ago at 5.60. That must be some boat I missed. I know more about this company than you could ever imagine in your wildest dreams. I sold the balance of my shares save for 500 that slipped through the cracks in my nephew's trust account. I haven't missed a thing. My profit is booked. I could care less if I didn't top tick it. My personal stock portfolio is up almost 50% for the first three months of 2011. I guess you must be doing quite well yourself to ridicule my decisions.
In the meantime, enjoy your short climb, because some folks out there like to take profits and don't care if they catch every last penny.
I detect a bit of jealousy on your part. I don't care how much you make fun of me. The people I work with and colleagues don't seem to be complaining.
So explain to me why these "validated patents" are not generating any revenue for VHC? The 3GPP doesn't seem to be able to find a better security system. What's holding them from making a deal?
Think about this also. We have known for a year now about the multi billion dollar potential derived from 1% of future product sales. Strange that a company such as Apple with billions in cash wouldn't have scooped them up months ago and made off like a thief with the patents they would control. Just a thought.
The only response to that point so far is Mr. L would never sell. That's what you think.