In the months that followed, Solstice filed a stronger patent application. Another legal challenge was mounted. Once again, claims had to be rescinded. The legal fees grew. Investors became uneasy. Hans felt his nerves fray. Word of the smallest setback would make him snap. Only Judith could calm him. She would say, “Remember why you’re doing this.” Hans would curse under his breath and walk back to his desk. He would wait for his heart to stop racing. Then he would open his computer and log back in.
- In The Light Of Dying Stars