Over the past 9 or so months, I've been following closely with the SCO issues with IP and infringement with Linux and IBM. Even though they appear to be pulling ideas for lawsuits out of their a$$es, I can't exactly judge it on a verdict basis, but only on an ethical basis. Over the past many months, SCO stock has risen and risen, despite all the bad press, and despite having the most hated person, Darl McBride, rule their gameplan, their stock has risen from a dollar up to around twenty. https://us.etrade.com/e/t/invest/quotesresearch?etstyle=1y&size=t&sym=SCOX On midnight of the 11th, this month, they have to shell up their case against IBM. To date, they have stalled and failed to spill the beans. But then again, if they did, they would be disclosing the quickly changable (from the Linux community) infringing IP code within the Linux source code. So my question is, gambling that McBride will fail, even though his stock has shot through the roof, buy now with an uptick to sell short. But is this possible? How long of a time-line do you have on selling short? It isn't like you can hold it for years until you think the stock will go South? The next issue is Google's up and coming IPO (they are seeking underwriters at this time, so it will be a while). When it comes out, will it be like PALM, being released at 22 a share and shooting up to 150, yet to fall to 23 at the end of the day? Or has the IPO craze gone South, and it will just open and stick around in that position? Both of these are big names, and not penny stocks. These will have large public eye which some of you might not prefer. I'm only asking these questions for possible ideas, but more along the lines for advice from the experts that trade successfully, or trade for a living. I know it is all a risk, but taking an educated risk is preferred.