@David Dawson -- Almost
"This is a patent case, pure and simple. These emails are wanted to prove wilful infringement, which increases damages; they are of no use to prove the infringement itself.
Whether Google win or lose this case will be decided based on what is inside Dalvik, not some email trail."
I believe its been said that these are enough to also get an injunction against Google and stop the sale and shipment of any more Android devices until the trial has been concluded.
That is to say... HTC, Motorola, Samsung, etc ... will have to idle any production of their tablets and smart phones for the next couple of years as the patent fight continues.
You can do the math on that one.
The clear winner here are HP (Palm OS) and Apple.
You can also include Nokia, and Microsoft along with RIM too...
In terms of losers... AT&T, Sprint, and the other Telcos around the world who will have to pull Android phones from their online shops and wait it out too.