How do we know that we are going to hear news after today's meeting? From my reading, there are relatively few people at the meeting. It would therefore be hard for them to trade the stock as they would have insider information. Also if they were to be the "leak" it would also be traced back easily. IMO this isn't like a medical conference where there are lots of individuals taking part. What if they vote that VHC's patents are essential and that they are going to buy VHC collectively to make the patents available to all corporate members. Then a "leak" would significantly hurt everyone involved in the meeting as it would bid up the price of VHC.
All IMO. I hope to hear news as I fear what shorts will do to the stock if there is no news, however, I feel it is also likely that there will be no news released after the meeting today.