If your thesis was that GOOG would look to settle before RR was determined in next month or so, why would GOOG file an appeal now, unless they were looking to prolong the fight and not settle? Thanks....
$1000 per hour is my best hunch, and who at goog will tell the esq's not too.
obfuscate, delay, opine, and take all the time/angles your allowed by law,
and with the way GOOG misuses the world for their profit machine, TIME will PAY