boredwithyak, every time I turn ignore off I regret it. But lest you mislead people about how patent infringement awards work, I'll belabor the obvious. Compensatory and punitive damages awarded for infringement always correspond to infringement in the past. It would be kinda difficult to prove infringement in the future!
I think the real worry is ICON's apparently poor financial condition. To rack up some meaningful damages for NLS to put in the bank, first of all ICON needs to be solvent.