Vringo $VRNG Vs. Google $GOOG: Seeing The Forest For The Trees
" If it is a simple mistake, like a missing zero, then there I suppose there is a possibility that the Judge could address and maybe even fix, the mistake. But in doing so, we would be creating a minefield of appealable issues. If there was a mistake, there is also the possibility that the mistake was not a simple mathematical mistake, but a more significant mistake, like how the damages evidence was to be interpreted, or how the questions on the jury verdict form interrelated. I suspect this may be the case, because of the several questions the jury asked during deliberations concerning damages. Because of those questions, I doubt that the jury made a simple mathematical error, as many hope and suspect. I think that if a mistake was made, it was a mistake of understanding the interplay between the past damage award (the $30 million) and the running royalty, and when the running royalty would ultimately begin. This kind of mistake would be almost impossible, if not absolutely impossible, to fix without a retrial. Any takers for a retrial? I didn't think so.