On what grounds?
<We dont like him>
<He was reversed by the appealate court>
<We THINK he is biased>
are not grounds.
You need to have evidence, not conjecture.
It is my personal opinion that he is simply not versed in Patent law and therefore was overwhelmed in VA1 and continues to misunderstand basic legal concepts in VA2.
This supports an argument to do away with (not kill or shoot or in anyway interpret as harm) lay judges in technical cases.
This does not make him corrupt however. That also does not mean he isnt, but I have seen no EVIDENCE of corruption on his part.
If you could pierce his personal files I bet you would find some dirt under the rug. Infineons Lawyer/Client privledges would also shed some light. Rambus is sim[ply being drug through the mud because they are SAVY business people not CORRUPT. Collusion, price fixing and ologolpy control IS.
Translation: they rejected your complaint because because you have no grounds, and you want someone else to write it. Sorry, that won't work either because... there are no grounds. I hate Payne as much as the next person, but this is not the way. If you really want to do some good, turn your attentions to the FTC board and your congress persons. Those are all political personages; they live by public opinion. (well, that and cash).
krf, I tried to tell you last week that making this kind of complaint can do more harm than good when in the midst of litigation. Those who opposed my view felt Payne was so against RMBS now that it couldn't hurt. They're wrong and so are you. One of the problems throughout the history of this company has been it's rabid shareholders. I'm not trying to insult anyone, but can it be denied that we have a reputation? It might be great for kicks on the board, but it makes us look like nuts. It reflects badly on the company. It costs us credibility in the media and indirectly costs the company also. Also, take my word for it, other judges and even law enforcement officials aren't fond of those they would consider to be malcontents who complain. We aren't unbiased citizens concerned about justice and there's no way actions such as you are suggesting won't be colored by our financial interests in the outcome. When complaints are made against judges or attorneys they are usually dismissed unless they are made by responsible individuals or groups, well versed in the law. And even then, they handle things from within, quietly. There is very little disciplinary action taken unless something extreme can be proven. It would be the height of naivete to believe that these complaints would be received and immediately acted upon or that Judge Payne would have "eyes upon him". There are already eyes upon him, the public nature of litigation makes this a given. And Payne is well aware of his boundaries. He will most likely keep within them, at least insofar as to make it difficult to nail him for any serious impropriety. Our attorneys are respected and well connected. If there is any complaint to be made they know when and to whom to make it. This company is bound to be reliant upon the legal system, not just in the current cases, but to some degree in the future as well. Let us not alienate the system against them any more than it already is.
What's with you guys that don't want to fight back? You must be liberals that think that we must just "get along". We can't upset anybody, it might make them want to harm us! Meanwhile, we are getting screwed. Each day of delay costs us money.
There is no way that a thousand RMBS internet posters are represenative of all RMBS shareholders and I doubt anything we do has any negative reprecussions on RMBS as a company. JMHO, but I think alot of us on this board have major delusions of grandeur, were really insignificant in the big scheme of things. Judges rule the way their going to rule, all we are is a nuisance to their underlings. I say some on here need to get a reality check. The big world out there goes on and we do very little to affect it.