1. YHOO dropped 1 of its patents from the counterclaim litigation. Both AUGT and YHOO are filing additional #$%$. Trial is set for June 2013.
2. From the AOL case numbered: 1:09-cv-04299-RWS. "Counsel are directed to appear in courtroom 18C on November 28, 2012 at 4:30p.m. for a pretrial conference for the purpose of resolving any outstanding discovery or other issues, and setting a time for trial.( Pretrial Conference set for 11/28/2012 at 04:30 PM in Courtroom 18C, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007 before Judge Robert W. Sweet.) (Signed by Judge Robert W. Sweet on 11/7/2012)"
Oink, #2 confuses me. Was not this the Sweet case involving Augme v AOL/TW as defendants? I was under the impression that this case was transfered to Mcmahon, and that she put one of the patents being examined on ice, delaying the whole thing, as was posted here earlier. Is this maybe just the boombox trademark infringement part only, or what? How can they set a time for trial if the patent is on ice by another judge?... confusing!
If there is indeed movement toward trial, that is great news.
What's funny is there are no damages in that counterclaim case. It was always just a negotiating chip for Yahoo. Yahoo dropped a patent from it because Augme's re-exam of it invalidated it. Yahoo lost the patent because of Augme.