Poor AAPL needs all the help it can get. IV message #54963. They even went as far as mentioning the whitehouse. Oh those rascals, bringing politics into their appeal. Tim #$%$ sits on Michelle's lap at the SOTU address so you better rule for us. I wonder how that looks over at the CAFC?
spec, I agree AAPLand Cookie have been total d*heads but the more money they make the more money we make. My visions of sugar plums is AAPL on the hook for willful/3X damages.
terp, What isn't a very good way to conduct business is to steal other people's IP. When AAPL gets hit with 3X damages for willful infringement they'll be flopping around like a fish out of water. Now get back to that french fry cooker. You customers don't want burnt french fries.
Goes a long ways explaining New Bay. Rothman must feel like quite the chump now. He can't say AAPL was the money behind New Bay because he would then perjure himself, so he will swing alone unless turns on AAPL.
United States Patent 6,502,135
Munger , et al. December 31, 2002
**Please see images for: ( Certificate of Correction ) ( Reexamination Certificate ) **
Agile network protocol for secure communications with assured system availability
A plurality of computer nodes communicate using seemingly random Internet Protocol source and destination addresses. Data packets matching criteria defined by a moving window of valid addresses are accepted for further processing, while those that do not meet the criteria are quickly rejected. Improvements to the basic design include (1) a load balancer that distributes packets across different transmission paths according to transmission path quality; (2) a DNS proxy server that transparently creates a virtual private network in response to a domain name inquiry; (3) a large-to-small link bandwidth management feature that prevents denial-of-service attacks at system chokepoints; (4) a traffic limiter that regulates incoming packets by limiting the rate at which a transmitter can be synchronized with a receiver; and (5) a signaling synchronizer that allows a large number of nodes to communicate with a central node by partitioning the communication function between two separate entities.
If you haven't read the rebuttal to AAPL's appeal it's on IV message # 54560. It seems to be the most significant news of the week.
The only way there will be major buying is if there is some significant news. Everyone who has been around VHC for a while knows AAPL is the one shaking the rug. AAPL doesn't play fair, AAPL doesn't play at all. They are out for blood and with the money they have they can do whatever they want.
kaz, The most important event we could get would be a deal with one of the big boys, that would give us 10 bucks and ongoing royalty stream with perhaps a dividend. A RR from HJD will be a less than big event because AAPL will appeal all the way to the SCOTUS. We've had 10 new patents since June and that has done nothing even through it makes older patents stronger. Couple more months and we should have one of the above. JMHO
"Millions of Hidden Share Trades to Be Revealed"
Dec. 9, 2013 — Millions of previously hidden US stock trades will be revealed for the first time on Monday December 9 thanks to research from a team of academics.
But Chen Yao, of Warwick Business School, Maureen O'Hara, of Cornell University and Mao Ye, of University of Illinois, discovered that more and more big trades were being 'sliced and diced' to less than 100 shares so they remained hidden, leading to a 'two-tier market'. They found four per cent of the volume of shares traded were done as odd lots in 2009 and that had risen to 4.9 per cent in the summer of 2013. In some cases they found that 60 per cent of a stock's shares were traded as odd lots and so were hidden from the public transaction feed.
joe, Exactly. What are they trying to hide? If they weren't doing anything wrong they would have been totally open and forthcoming. Maybe it isn't AAPL but CSCO. Just a WAG. Still smells of R*I*C*O.
sam, You forgot about the $6 worth of dividends.