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lawman9753 5 posts  |  Last Activity: Mar 11, 2014 12:45 PM Member since: Mar 10, 2006
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    Really Now, does this company

    by silverfox.hole Mar 10, 2014 6:19 PM
    lawman9753 lawman9753 Mar 11, 2014 12:45 PM Flag

    The Fortress announcement. That's what the deal is all about. Suing companies like Apple, Samsung and anybody else infringing on Andrea's patents.

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    Really Now, does this company

    by silverfox.hole Mar 10, 2014 6:19 PM
    lawman9753 lawman9753 Mar 10, 2014 10:27 PM Flag

    Fortress apparently believes the patents have real value. They are paying the company 3 million and advancing 4 million to pursue the patent infringements. They get their 4 million back and then share in the profits to the extent of 20% of the patent licensing fees generated by the litigation. They wouldn't have invested if they didn't think they would at least double their investment. To double they need to receive 14 million back . To do that, ANDR must receive 70 million. 20% of 70 million equals 14 million to Fortress. Patents worth 70 million give a value to ANDR of $1.10 without considering the underlying value of the company itself. At .14 per share it would appear that the stock is extremely cheap. Apple could buy the company and then pursue the patent infringement claims against Samsung and others. I believe the stock could easily go to $3 a share when people understand the significance of the value here.

  • Apple acquired Burstly, a software company that helps developers create smartphone and tablet applications. The article in the New York Daily News indicates that Apple is sticking with its strategy of acquiring smaller companies unlike Google and Facebook who are doing billion-dollar deals. Is Andrea next, especially with the pending patent infringement suit coming? If Apple is infringing, its using ANDR patents which it needs. At $1 a share, it would cost Apple $64 million. Chump change to them. It could be worth much more.

  • lawman9753 by lawman9753 Feb 20, 2014 10:53 PM Flag

    There is talk that there are at least 5 potential lawsuits to be filed. The potential defendants could be Apple, Samsung, Microsoft, and at least 2 other device manufacturers. If one of them bought Andrea, it could pursue the claims against the others. Apple has already nailed Samsung in its infringement suits. It could do it again if it bought Andrea. Food for thought.

  • The buzz is that the patent infringement suits are worth in excess of $50 million. Instead of going through a long expensive lawsuit, Apple or Samsung could buy ANDR for $1 a share and own the patents. I wouldn't be surprised to see it. Fortress is very smart and will profit greatly from a deal. It wouldn't surprise me if Fortress is accumulating a position here. Large sized blocks on the bid are moving the stock up.

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