That's the way I read it, too.
excerpts from post 360866, the Judge's 11/9 Order
ORDER that the Court will review the Feb. 9, 2005 Settlement Letter and March 13, 2005 Term Sheet................ if the Court deems the Settlement Letter and Term Sheet are unambiguous, it will schedule an evidentiary hearing; ............."
As long as it's not going to be decided on briefs, the hearing will be on the schedule, and the schedule is public. Any such hearing will not be scheduled unless and until Spencer says no settlement.
NTP is often portrayed as a so-called "patent troll," a company with no products and little infrastructure. These predatory companies amass patent portfolios with the intent of filing suits against legitimate businesses. They have become many corporations' nightmares.
But I thought that if he decided that the settlement was ambiguous, the next step would be to schedule a hearing on the envelopes.
Wouldn't that hearing be on the court's schedule and be public?
Not necessarily today, but as early as today. See gsonic's message #366239. The responsive briefs were due yesterday and Spencer said he intends to move very quickly. That is why the speculation is that he will decide the settlement and stay issues this week.