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likebizy 12/5/2012 | 12:09:11 AM
re: Corvis Having a Rough Week The company may be worth more to the shareholders if they closed the doors. Your grasp for the obvious is astounding!!!!!!!!!!!
DCITDave 12/5/2012 | 12:09:10 AM
re: Corvis Having a Rough Week I disagree. There is nothing astounding about my grasp of the obvious.
porn starr 12/5/2012 | 12:09:09 AM
re: Corvis Having a Rough Week it really is time to liquidate

The industry will be better off once it can place a tombstone over companies like this. It has burned through $576 million in cash over the last 2 1/4 years, and has nothing to show for it except embarrasingly low sales. We can't start a recovery when we have to read press releases about public companies barely doing a million in sales each quarter.

lite-brite 12/5/2012 | 12:09:09 AM
re: Corvis Having a Rough Week Phil,

May I say that regardless of the base of the criticism of your reporting, you guys do a pretty good job of keeping light on the retorts.

Good on ya!
l-b
ThouShaltNotJudge 12/5/2012 | 12:09:07 AM
re: Corvis Having a Rough Week The subject line of this post deserves a rating of 5!.
ThouShaltNotJudge 12/5/2012 | 12:09:06 AM
re: Corvis Having a Rough Week I've taken a shot or two at Phil in the past, but if nothing else, he's a champ at maintaining his equanimity. kudos Mr. Harvey.
erbiumfiber 12/5/2012 | 12:09:04 AM
re: Corvis Having a Rough Week OK, this is totally picky and obnoxious, but one "infringes" a patent or a patent is "infringed." The word "on" has crept into the expression as used by non-patent people; we don't know how or why. Since there will be more tedious moments to report about in this litigation (and others), you will be able to use this handy tip over and over and over again.

Nothing is more tedious than the "damages phase" of patent litigation so let's hope an out-of-court settlement is forthcoming. It has been nearly three long years just getting to this point (the original trial had been scheduled for April Fool's Day, 2002- was that a message from the judge?!).

Annoyingly for us patent types, all interesting parts of discovery, motions, trial testimony, etc. have been sealed (e.g., anything to do with anything technical, other than the judge's ruling on the patent claims- the "Markman opinion"). Too bad, but that's what usually ends up happening. Often the courtroom is cleared of spectators so you can't even go watch all the action... Oh well, one can always hit the oral arguments at the Federal Circuit if an appeal is taken...
Sparxe 12/5/2012 | 12:09:01 AM
re: Corvis Having a Rough Week
Phil,

Would you mind telling us how a company with $438 million in cash, real estate, patents (they are not all tainted) and 18,000 miles of optical network is worth $301 million?

Times are hard enough at CORV without your fuzzy math...

Sparxe Nj
opticalphaggot 12/5/2012 | 12:09:00 AM
re: Corvis Having a Rough Week Phil can indeed add, but not just that, he uses good analogies in his journalistic style so that idiots like me can understand what Dubya-DM is. He has more spin then an electron and his news has as much weight as a photon! Best of both worlds I must say.

Oh yeah, Sparxe, we have something in common. We both like Kool Aid, but for different reasons.
linearefekt 12/5/2012 | 12:08:55 AM
re: Corvis Having a Rough Week Hard to imagine a settlement at this point. After award of the gleaming Fed carrot in 6-8 months Ciena may be in the mood to settle but for now the FUD the suit casts weighs considerably more than its composite photons.

BTW, whats wrong with a little spin? You go Phil!

LE
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