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A company like Google that has to deal with many legal issues, including a number of very important ones, has to choose wisely the ones it wants to ask the Supreme Court to look at. Otherwise it would have to petition for cert every other month.
I am absolutely convinced that Google would make a much smarter choice if it decided to play the Supreme Court card in connection with a couple of issues from the "Posner case" ( Apple v. Motorola): injunctive relief over standard-essential patents, injunctive relief over non-SEPs, functional claiming, maybe also non-SEP damages.