I do not think judge Rader will leave things up in the air on his departure. The ruling to uphold the jury verdict should be out soon.
I have listened to judge Rader's podcasts and he is a very conscientious person. With his demeanor it doesn't makes sense that this ruling will not come out in the next few days. Hopefully before options expiration the end of this week, because I have a ton of options. I know the judge does not care about options expiration, but he will want to get this cleared up very soon IMHO. The fact that CAFC has issued a ruling that refers to the Apple VirnetX as a mater of law increases my confidence that they will uphold Judge Davis and the jury verdict. Also KL in the ASM, (who knows a lot more about what is going on than we do) stated that the ruling will go in our favor. When this ruling comes out, goodbye shorts. And by the way the shorts don't know anything, as some of the bashers are saying, they are just trying to throw everything you VHC to manipulate the PPS. They are doing a good job so far, but as soon as this ruling comes out there is going to be a gigantic short squeeze.