One imagines the jaws dropping in Uniloc's board room when a federal judge announced he was throwing out a jury's $388 million patent infringement verdict against Microsoft. Shock would have turned to anger, then resolve. Today, Uniloc announced - to the delight of its law firm - it would appeal the decision. This statement comes from CEO Brad Davis:
We are disappointed by the decision the trial judge has made to overturn the jury's unanimous verdict in Uniloc's patent infringement case against Microsoft. We believe that the jury's verdict in April was thoughtful, well reasoned and supported by the evidence presented. Since the patent status remains unchanged, Uniloc will continue to protect its intellectual property and appeal the Judge's decision to override the jury's verdict to the US Court of Appeals. We are confident that Uniloc will ultimately prevail.
For the most detailed breakdown of the judge's decision you'll find on the Web, see my post from yesterday.