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To: Dexter Lives On who wrote (16062)1/19/2012 9:10:34 PM
From: Mark Bartlett
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Zed4,

Not sure I understand the question -- are you asking what set of criteria or conditions I am basing my comment? If that is the case, honestly it is no more than a feeling.

There was also an article linked on Stockhouse today as well -- but I have had the feeling for a while:

http://www.cantechletter.com/2012/01/byron-capital-says-these-canadian-techs-could-be-takeover-candidates/

Subjective -- yes .. I am the first to admit it.

- M

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To: Mark Bartlett who wrote (16063)1/19/2012 9:40:48 PM
From: Dexter Lives On
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Mark, I wondered what you meant by "getting set up to...".

Who is doing the setting up, how and why?

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To: Dexter Lives On who wrote (16064)1/19/2012 11:06:15 PM
From: Mark Bartlett
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Zed4,


Just the way the trading ha gone the last few days -- it looks contrived, almost af if there is a goal to moving it to a certain price. As to who is behind it, if in fact it is real, I have no idea.

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To: Mark Bartlett who wrote (16065)1/19/2012 11:39:16 PM
From: Dexter Lives On
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Sprott overcommitted and now they're paying a liquidity discount. They made too large a bet - nothing necessarily sinister in that; things do change including fund outlooks and mandates.

With the company buying back 5% of its shares before earnings, it sure appears as though they are simply quietly accumulating until that time. Seems like sound business practices at work....

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To: Dexter Lives On who wrote (16066)1/20/2012 8:02:53 AM
From: Mark Bartlett
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Zed4,

That makes sense .. I like your take. If the earnings are going to be decent, would Sprott not just hang in there and wait ... or do you believe thier position is just too big and money management is ruling the day?

- M

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To: Mark Bartlett who wrote (16067)1/20/2012 9:27:17 AM
From: Dexter Lives On
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Mark, I won't pretend to understand what Sprott is thinking, but my guess would be that it's nothing nefarious, simply that they were playing the buyout scenario.

When it became apparent that WiLAN won't be involved in any M&A in the near term, they decided to pull back.

Always favour the simplest explanation until evidence proves otherwise: Occam's razor en.wikipedia.org

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To: Dexter Lives On who wrote (16068)1/20/2012 9:34:11 AM
From: Mark Bartlett
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Zed4,

Thanks -- I am familiar with Occam's razor.

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To: Mark Bartlett who wrote (16069)1/20/2012 9:47:40 AM
From: Dexter Lives On
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Mark, Yes I figured you would get the reference, just trying to put my comments in context. It doesn't say stop looking for alternative explanations, but to make the simplest your "working premise".

I guess the only thing on the horizon, after the buyback, will be earnings. Doubt there will be any earnings' surprise, but I suppose the outlook for FY2012 will be what matters. Would be nice to get a dividend hike.

Back at earnings time, unless something major happens before then.

Cheers.

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To: Dexter Lives On who wrote (16070)1/20/2012 9:59:04 AM
From: Mark Bartlett
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Zed,

No Problem - I appreciate the feedback. On occasion I do sometimes make things more complicated than they really are ... cheers.

- M

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From: Paul Lee1/23/2012 10:05:33 AM
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Wi-LAN Says BlackBerry Functions Violate Patents By Steven Melendez


Law360, New York (January 20, 2012, 9:17 PM ET) -- Wi-LAN Inc. sued Research in Motion Ltd. in a Florida federal court Friday, alleging several models of RIM's BlackBerry phones infringe two of the company's patents.

One patent covers a frequency hopping system used by the phones in Bluetooth communications and the other covers the phones' character selection interface, according to the complaint.

BlackBerry users automatically invoke frequency hopping when they use the phones' Bluetooth feature, the suit alleges. When users press the "sym" key on BlackBerry Bold, Torch, Curve and Pearl models, the phones bring up a character selection interface that infringes U.S. Patent Number 6,232,969, Wi-LAN claims.

A representative for RIM could not be immediately reached for comment Friday.

Wi-LAN sued a number of major electronics makers in Texas federal court in 2010, alleging infringement of the frequency hopping patent, U.S. Patent Number 5,515,369, by their Bluetooth-compliant devices.

Among the defendants was Texas Instruments Inc., which, according to Friday's complaint, is one of RIM's suppliers. Texas Instruments exited that suit in July, after both parties agreed to dismiss the claims. Wi-LAN has resolved claims against a number of defendants in that suit.

RIM would have been aware of the frequency hopping patent following the litigation with Texas Instruments, the complaint alleges.

Wi-LAN is seeking an injunction barring further infringement, as well as treble damages.

Wi-LAN and RIM are both based in Canada. Wi-LAN's U.S. subsidiary, Florida-based Wi-LAN USA Inc., is also named as a plaintiff, and RIM's U.S. subsidiary, Texas-based Research in Motion Corp., is named as a defendant.

The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent Numbers 5,515,369 and 6,232,969.

The plaintiffs are represented by Carlson & Lewittes PA and Carlson Caspers Vandenburgh & Lindquist PA.

Counsel information for the defendants was not immediately available Friday.

The case is Wi-LAN USA Inc. et al. v. Research in Motion Ltd. et al., case number 1:12-cv-20232, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

--Additional reporting by Kaitlin Ugolik. Editing by Jocelyn Allison and Elizabeth Bowen.

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