Originally Posted by Good_Guy
NTP hasn't lost anything. There are two different processes at work here, the legal proceedings and the patent review. Each has it's own appeal process. The fact that the patent officed intially rejected some of the patents doesn't have any bearing on the legal case, and the judge has stated as much.
It was in the news yesterday that the final patent was struck down by the patent office. Of course NTP can appeal--and I'm sure they will. But this development puts pressure on NTP to settle...which is what everyone (including NTP) wants to do anyway...