Vringo's ongoing infringement trial with Google et al is still wide open! Only difference now is Judge Jackson is both
jury and judge.
The fact that Google had no evidence of a workaround during trial but is now allowed to enter new discovery and expert witnesses should worry ever shareholder. At time of trial they claimed to be using prior art and referenced Bowman & Cullis for their ads platform. When the case adjourned that should have been the only allowable process and be judged accordingly which the jurors found to be infringement. Now, Google's plan is to demonstrate a workaround system that was never a part of the initial trial and ruling.
If they are successful in presenting a system with the slightest hint of being different who gets to make the decision on that...yes sir, Judge Jackson himself. The jury and the trial process is no longer a factor, just one man and a gavel! It's as though the trial never ended, only difference now is the jurors that served are excused!
Shareholders are getting a good lesson on investing in patent cases and up to now can see the justice system catering to the wealthy once again. Everyone holding this VRNG garbage is betting against Google who has never shelled out hundreds of millions to anyone. What makes you so sure this time... 8 jurors said they infringed. That doesn't really matter now that Google's workaround will be allowed!
If Google produces a viable workaround what date do you suspect it will use for the start up? Go all the way back to Nov. 2012. How much does that leave for Vring? No laches. Sept. 2011 to Nov. 2012... 30 to 60 million at best.