Originally Posted by jragosta
It's probably too late for them to get even millions. The only deal they're likely to get now is a deal for Apple not to sue them for defamation if they drop all further proceedings.
I think they could get a little money if they could prove that they had no idea that the big boys in the company sold the rights to Apple without their knowledge. But it would be based on the value of the mark at the time of the sale, not now. So no more than the same $55k Apple already paid as that was the value Proview had put on the mark.
I think that Apple is taking a good tact here. They are going after the areas where they would be selling the iPad themselves and getting the local courts to side with them. They get enough of those and it would be harder for the higher courts to dispute their claims. Not impossible since the high courts are the higher knowledge and jurisdiction but the press would kill the courts with the negative backlash.
I still maintain that Apple should move iPad and even iPhone production out of China at least somewhat (say no more than 50% of it remains) that way the export threats aren't as great of a threat because they can still produce units even if it means another reservation etc mess to sort out like last year. People proved they would still come and buy even if they had to wait up to a month. If Apple is very clear about the reasons why the delay must happen and put in a system where folks could put down their name, what they want and where they want to pick it up (or have it shipped) then Apple could leverage online and the whole in store pickup systems. When your name comes up you have say 24 hours to complete your order and then it is sent to your chosen pickup spot. Arrives in 3-5 days already paid for. That could also handle the whole bulk buyers to resell issue as well. They could have checks on your apple id, credit cards etc.