June 5, 2001 Ben recieves Bonus check, paid final installment to a December 05, 2000 "reorganization" plan specific requirements in performance where by Sonciblue was "partnering" yet later "acquired" ReplayTV.

June 6, 2001 an alleged "resignation letter" addressed to Phillipe Pignon. His personnel files and a roommates are missing from Sonicblue warehouse while in discovery phase Proof of Claims processing, San Jose Bankruptcy Court. Wrongful termination disciplinary letter to Ben for performance problems fabricated.

And in "Who Moved My Cheese" June 21, 2001 after improper practices by Sonicblue management, Ben has this to say,
" Ben, responding to a reporter in the San Francisco Chronicle June 21, 2001 who apparently was critical of the document,

“There is a bit more to life lessons you point out – “All life is change, and how you deal with that change can have a huge impact on your level of happiness.”

For me, the maze is a metaphor for life, and the cheese is a metaphor for whatever makes the reader happy in life. I recently left a job because I realized I was stuck in a “cheesless” situation.

When I left, I gave copies of the book to quite a few of my friends and colleagues. Hopefully the book will have as much of a positive effect on them as it did on me.”

November 16, 2001 Sonicblue surrenders to demands and adds Ben's name on the Conflict Resolver patent application.

August 16, 2002 Fenwick and West LLC, law firm of Sonicblue asks Ben if he would sign over his rights to the patent Conflict Resolver.

July 16, 2008 Discovery discloses Ben's Personnel Files among others Sonicblue had refused to disclose.

August 16, 2008 Settelment signed with Bankruptcy court for expediting creditor payments and expectations of larger award from 3 law suits directed to Sonicblue for mischief in courts.

January 29, 2009 Demand letter to the Police Department Redwood City to re-open the criminal investigation of Ben.

February 16, 2009 Trustee breaches Settlement agreement not surrendering Sonicblue sales documents among other elements in the agreement.

March 2003 Sonicblue declares bankrupcty after only 6 months after Ben's death and transfers his assets without authorization, and the court blinks.

January, 2009 the father of Ben learns that a former colleague of Ben was approached to sign after the Bankrupcty Trustee attorney stated in denying a patent claim such signatures were not "necessary".

January 6, 2002 Conflict Resolver patent
Here's a bit more illumination...from the guy who implemented the channel lineup remapping code. [and on the way created "New Improved Algorithm code" here and in numerous areas of the product.]

In the beginning there was the Lineup, and it was simple. Each of the
Three Input Sources were granted on thousand slots in which to store
Channels from the Input Sources. And the Channels were placed upon the
Lineup by the Algorithm in order of their birthright, with great
haste. And it was good.

And on the second day, there was a great commotion. The channels began
to argue, one to another. In many places throughout the land, Channels
had been given the same birthright. When upon the Lineup these Channels
were placed, all but the last Channel having the same birthright would
be cast out. Yea verily, there was a loud wailing across the land as
Shows could not be found.

Thus, the creator spake, "We shall construct a New Algorithm, one that
does not cast out Channels." And it was done. Channels having the same
birthright were placed upon the Lineup in empty slots near to the slot
of their birthright. And the loud wailing across the land diminished as
the Shows that had been lost were found again.

And on the third day, new Channels were discovered that had birthrights
beyond the limits of the Lineup. Yea verily, the Algorithm did not
recognize these Channels, and cast them out.

Again, the creator spake, "We shall construct a New Improved Algorithm,
one that does not cast out Channels, and this time We really mean it."
And it was done. Channels having birthrights beyond the limits of the
Lineup were placed upon the empty slots of the Lineup near unto the
other Channels from their Input Source. The Channels were cast out only
when an empty slot could not be found and all of the Lineup.
And it was good.

Ben.

And in "Who Moved My Cheese" June 21, 2001 after improper practices by Sonicblue management, Ben has this to say,
" Ben, responding to a reporter in the San Francisco Chronicle June 21, 2001 who apparently was critical of the document,

“There is a bit more to life lessons you point out – “All life is change, and how you deal with that change can have a huge impact on your level of happiness.”

For me, the maze is a metaphor for life, and the cheese is a metaphor for whatever makes the reader happy in life. I recently left a job because I realized I was stuck in a “cheesless” situation.

When I left, I gave copies of the book to quite a few of my friends and colleagues. Hopefully the book will have as much of a positive effect on them as it did on me.”

Ben's personnel files.

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