ADALAI FOULE: I can’t undo the damage already inflicted by Apple’s device, but I can, I believe, neutralize it in order to give you a chance to build your appeal.
SAMSUNG EXECUTIVE: I want to win!
SAMSUNG LAWYER: Winning on appeal is winning.
SAMSUNG EXECUTIVE: But I want to win now!
SAMSUNG LAWYER: If you win now, when Apple appeals you’ll only have to win again. This way we only have to win once.
ADALAI FOULE: Maybe twice, if they appeal the appeal.
SAMSUNG LAWYER: True. And if they appeal that it becomes a Supreme Court issue, so… we might have to win three times.
ADALAI FOULE: And if they order one of the courts to re-examine their ruling, it might have to start all over again.
SAMSUNG EXECUTIVE: Can we afford all this victory?
SAMSUNG LAWYER: That’s the first thing I checked before I took the case.
ADALAI FOULE: It’s called “due diligence.”