Anyone wanting to keep track of the Court Case can do so on the Link below. You will not get absolute detail on it - you would have to stump up a Registration fee for that ..... but its enough for to keep track of how the Court Case is going in, You just get access to the last few events / moves / documents in the case, so make sure you have a peek every week or so else some entries will appear and drop out of sight before you see them.
Keep expectations in check is a slow-ol-business ..... :) ..... personally I can live without the fine details, the entries on screen are enough to keep up to speed on the Court "progress". Progress is a relative term here - the wheels of Justice move exceeding slowly in this type of case rofl, as each and every minute detail and procedure, is contested, argued, and tossed around. We still have not yet reached the main substance of the case, despite the filing being circa 18 months ago :)
Totally agree, Zydor, although you are perhaps stating the obvious. Or have you seen some attempt somewhere to hype the stock?
I saw that after the initial stock sale at 0.5p to a director (50% above the price last traded on AIM), there were no takers for a couple of optimists in the last auction who offered small amounts at 2p and 4p.
Share Sales for DDD Group are now every 3 months via one outlet. That means "normal" Market Dynamics will not come into play in the same way as Stock Market Traded Shares, nor do they respond to Hype. The price will only move as a result of the last matched bargin. (every 3 months), and for a long while, the "price" will bare no relation to future Market Possibilities in anything like a timely manner, only to the last purchase and there will be few of those.
By in large Traders have now got out, leaving holders for a genuine long term. If the Court Case against LG succeeds, all bets are off, and the price anyone will be asked to pay will jump massively. Other than that, existing Holders need to batten down the hatches for the Long Run, or get out at a loss - thats if anyone will buy them in the Quarterly Market, because they will now not respond to Market Hype, only to reality after the fact.
In the latter case, no one will sell if the Case succeeds unless they are demented or need the cash, and if it doesnt succeed, they will in effect be worthless for a year or two at least. I personally think DDD Group are a good Company and worth holding long term; but no-one should even dream of short term share movements unless the Court Case succeeds.
Shares will only trade on a Matched basis, not in response to Hype.
Further research reveals that there is no commercial tie-in with Apple. But should the iPhone 7 be using any GenMe proprietary tech in their yet-to-be shipped camera software, DDD would go to war again.
At least the offering of a background blur feature by Apple validates the market need and should benefit GenMe.
Unless there's an out-of-court settlement (the odds on which have shortened with the judge's interim ruling), I doubt the main case will be heard this year. But why it should matter to Apple, I don't know.
While it's unlikely that Apple has bought into DDD's SmartCam tech, if they had done so they would certainly have slapped an NDA on DDD at least until the new iPhone software shipped. And that would have put a publicly listed company in a regulatory quandary...
Aye, for sure, because SmartCam et al is not in the Frame for the Court Case. The Court Case does however have a Major Impact on DDD, and Apple are not going near DDD until this gets resolved, they are in no rush - else they would have bought into SmartCam already.(thats if its their intent).
Hopefully the Court Case gets sorted out in the next few weeks, and clears the decks, as the saying goes.
"[Apple] said software would be able to automatically pick people's faces out from the background, keeping the humans in focus while blurring the rest of the shot in order to enhance the portraits." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37277965
"The TriDef SmartCam software will also include the new TriDef SmartBlur feature that provides additional privacy on video conference calls. As video conferencing cameras and large screen UHD/4K displays used by business users continue to increase in resolution, some users are seeking a solution that prevents sensitive information on monitors, whiteboards and elsewhere in the room being visible to the conference call participants. Instead of replacing the background, the SmartBlur feature blurs it while keeping the conference call participant in clear focus, providing additional privacy and security." http://dddgroupplc.com/2016/07/tridef-smartcam-affiliate-agreement-with-leading-it-component-and-peripheral-supplier/
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