OvG: It's finally (almost) over.
The patent part of the case is finally
over, with Google acquitted on (almost) all counts.
. The happy
part for me is that despite having been on the witness list and
gone through a bunch of prep work with lawyers, I didn't actually
have to testify. Despite all the furor that went into this one, it
went out with a wimper. Court cases are never about right and
wrong, they're about the law and what you can convince a jury of.
For those of us at Sun who felt trampled-on and abused by Google's
callous self-righteousness, I would have preferred a different
outcome - not from the court case as much as from events of years