Originally Posted by stealthx32
Why is the judge so insistent that he has to rule on the juror's decisions? The fact of the matter is, the patents were invalid, and the decision was made on false premises. It should be declared a mistrial, no?
At the time this went to trial, and over the last 3.5 years, the patents have been valid. NTP is due SOME money from RIM, but not 5.7% of all potential earnings until 2012, or whatever they're asking for ($3b or something like that). I think they will likely get about $100m from RIM, and thats simply the guys from Waterloo being generous.
BBDummy, I'm speaking on appeals post-re-examination. There has never been a successful appeal of a patent once its been rejected by the patent office during the re-examination period.