It was His Honor Judge Jackson who ruled that should VRINGO WIN IT'S CASE AGAINST GOOG Damages were to be Calculated from the beginning and THE BEGINNING WAS FROM 2004.
So where does he get off now Reversing himself.. First he says 2004, Now he agrees with Goog that it is 2010. Tomorrow it's may be 2007 so he can "Split the Baby"???
The Judge is not getting younger either. He wants to retire without this case being reversed at the court of appeals. i.e. he is leading the litigants to settle so that he can retire with a clean slate. I'm not old. but sometimes I even forget what I ate the previous day. So, Imagine a 'senior' judge who was wondering over the weekend if sandy would destroy his assets/farm/house/car etc. He just wants it to be done so that he can enjoy his retirement without court of appeals pointing a finger at him IMO. The wrong kind of decisions can haunt a judge even after retirement, even if it was the jury that was to blame.