This is a very weak talk to give at a University. Rather than talking about 'parallel programming' and adding an "It Sucks" button., I would expect a discussion on CSP http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communicating_sequential_processes or perhaps real time hard to guarantee responsiveness. This is the indoctrination you get when you work for Microsoft, you start spruiking low-level marketing jumbo-jumbo to a very technical audience.
Lawyers dont get concerned, they get paid either way. And lawyer letters are a dime a dozen. The only way you will get settlement is after it reaches court, by which time much has been spent by both parties in legal fees.
This would be the most obvious starting shot. But it sounds like this could be awfully expensive in lawyer fees.
This has been happening across the web for months. It is not news and certainly not worthy of a shashdot story. Why "o-day expoloit is in the header I have no idea. This story needs to be dropped.