Google still claiming patents are invalid and they are not guilty of infringement. I mean I've been critical of Vringo lately,
but to continually smear that in Judge Jacksons face after hearing a jury verdict against them is just uncomprehendable. They have never once attempted to produce a single different patented system that backs their claim. Are they really going to throw something out last second that could ultimately prove their theory? They've been the most arrogant up to know sticking with their story of Vringo's invalidity and certainly had the time to create some new system. The only trick left in the book is to have the USPTO officially find Lang's patents 'TO BROAD" after thouroughly examining the process. I just don't see any other way out for Google, other than time.
MSFT is no doubt speeding up their efforts. Most of this stuff is obligatory show. Vringo would not have given MSFT 60 days without discussing a dollar range. They have learned too many painful lessons already. Therefore, it is in Google's interest to end this before Microsoft owns their IP. They have to keep up the front until they have a deal however. Just like Vringo filing an appeal yesterday.