Your concern is noted. And important. But what if some of those people are not really Rambus investors but "posers" with precisely the objective of throwing a monkey wrench into the proceedings? Having followed this situation for many years, I would not be surprised by anything anymore.
You are full of shit. I was at the trial all day, and was in the halls during the trial. Teh Rambus supporters, Infringeon in particular, but also mark, TDox and I were carefult not to discuss the trial, and if anyone did, they were told to keep quiet.
In addition, I can assert with confidence, that no juror was in line front of the Court during the wait, or in the Halls during break, or in the bathrooms, unless it was the womens bathroom. I believe they have their own.
Neither did thy show up at the local downtown restaurants where some went after Court. We were all looking for them to make sure.
I can also assert that there are many non-Rambus stockholders at the trial, including lawyers for the other DRAMurai, and some unidentified observers, one of whom might be nicdegreek (or not).
Furness mention two issues: people talking about the trial in front of the Jurors,( which I do not believed was happening, at least not by Rambuoids, who mostly hung together), and the Rambus Boards, where every detail of the trial was being prosted, very accurately, and all the FUD and BS from nic and other "antiRambus "experts" was being soundly defeated, aprticularly the bs about damages of $70 million when they are likely to be closer to $1 billion.
It seemed to me that he would have the Rambus listeners thrown out of court, so the facts can't get out, both because he may fear the Jurors will go on the threads over the weekend, and because they fear the reactions from their stockholders as this case unfolds. If they an get the Rambus stockholders thrown out, or get the case thrown out because the "jury has been tainted by Rambus stockholders" or get sanctions on Rambus because its stockholders are out of control, they win, at lest something: a new trial, delay, more obsuscation as to what is really going on.
I truly understand Stewart Steele's concern. We all share it aand have discussed it and have been actively monitoring it through out the pre-tria and trial.
But I just don't see it happening. This is a maneuver by Hynix for advantage. We will ahve to tone it down on the boards. Stop the gloating, the constant cursing, the suggestions that Stone was setting up Hynix, and anything else that would reflect badly on Rambus or its stockholders.
<But what if some of those people are not really Rambus investors but "posers" with precisely the objective of throwing a monkey wrench into the proceedings? Having followed this situation for many years, I would not be surprised by anything anymore.>
True, why mess around with the obvious answer when the standard "it must be a conspiracy" theory can be substituted instead.