Google has already lost Big Time .Did you forget there was a Jury Verdict? Everything Goog is doing is just a stall to avoid paying up & being branded a THIEF. They(GOOGLE) were GUILTY! Waiting for Google to get a good decision is just a hope & Prayer
Microsoft knows they are looking at a long court battle that they have already lost ala Google.
Microsoft has about 16 percent
the search market as does Yahoo and Google has about 65 percent. So Microsoft infringement is worth about 25 percent of what Google's is.
Google was sued for about 1 billion past and future damages give or take a little.
25% of that would be 250 million factor in Treble damages and we are at a whopping 750 million
dollars. This is a rough estimate of what the Microsoft case could be worth. Maybe a little more or less.
Settling this for 500 million would be good for both sides I think.
Yahoo will be next and roughly the same numbers. This is going to be a really good year folks!!!!!