They're Sucking Ming's Blood
Master of the tired cliche, Ming is ever ready to count his chickens before they're hatched. Thus he was contemplating a buyout of VHC under the reasonable assumption that even the obtuse seat warming caretakers of what others built into great companies that now flatter themselves as captains of industry can see the merit in making a Godfather offer at some point for VHC.
Thus with sugar plums dancing in his head($100, $200 a share?), Ming was taken aback when idly reading pages 58-59 of the 2010 10K. He read that SAIC is no longer due royalties based on VHC revenue. No surprise there. Nor was he surprised that SAIC may be due royalties based on settlement of patent infringement claims. What was a surprise was the statement that "SAIC is entitled to receive a portion of the proceeds from revenues, monies or any form of consideration paid to VirnetX for certain acquisitions of VirnetX...".
It was at this point that Ming began convulsing, frothing at the mouth and screaming, "Mine, mine, all mine". Just because SAIC may deserve to share in any acquisition windfall is no excuse for denying the deserving Ming of even one sou of such proceeds. After all, Ming's own contribution to VHC's success is, is, is......er well, it should all go to shareholder Ming anyway. So there.