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Yea baby..go Burst :)

EricVan | Oct 27, 2006 | 9:06PM

Most definitely. Anyone remember little Hilgraeve against the Anti-Virus companies, and the email virus-scan patent. Yeah, they won that one. When it comes to patents sometime David can slay Goliath.

Zifferent | Nov 01, 2006 | 10:43AM

Agree, but the trial looks set for 2007, so maybe this prediction won't come true within 2006. So maybe he'll be half-right? Also, shouldn't the headline be: "Apple will license technology FROM Burst?"

WH | Nov 02, 2006 | 5:20AM

Perhaps the addition of Donald Rosenberg as senior v.p. and general counsel, positions he held formerly at IBM, will bring some continuity to Apple's legal strategy. Former general counsel, Nancy Heinen, left Apple last May during the early days of the options crisis at Apple. Since then, it would appear that the only advice Apple has been getting on the Burst.com case has come from paid counsel assigned to the case itself, and those folks make money with every hour they log -- thus one reason, at least, why the case grinds on. My own take is that if Apple settled fairly with Burst, including clear validation of the patents, royalties, and perhaps even taking a position in Burst as shareholder, then Burst would be empowered through that cash and patent validation to go out and take on Apple's competitors for the same infringment it now alleges Apple is engaging in. That could be a "win-win" for Apple, as for a relatively low sum -- in Apple terms -- they would gain a significant ally in their efforts to defeat competition at this significant moment in the streaming media industry's development.

gw | Nov 15, 2006 | 9:01AM

I appreciate that you keep your blog going and allow comments. To me feedback is an interesting part of a website.

Melissa | Dec 23, 2006 | 9:48PM

seems like this pending court date hasn't effected the stock's price or daily volume.

Ed | Jan 28, 2007 | 10:18PM

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