Why would MSFT go into settlement talks with VRNG while JJ has not validated the ruling of the jury yet? It seems to me that MSFT would want to wait to see JJ's ruling first. And we all have been wondering why JJ has not ruled yet. Could it be that GOOG has decided to try to settle with VRNG and that this is holding up any action by JJ for now? Could it be that VRNG was allowed to inform MSFT under a NDA about this and thus they are now trying to settle also?
Pure speculation on my part but it has a bit of logic to it.
They are willfully infringing and I interpret this that MSFT thinks GOOG is going to lose hard and don't want that to influence their outcome. Would be interesting if extra $ in agreement essentially for VRNG to pursue GOOG clients absent a judgement on that case. GOOG is now willfully infringing too...think this whole logjam plus ZTE will resolve this month...should be a good one.