MacDonald says the long-term effects would be to quash innovation and competition.
But the Lord Chief Justice quashed both men’s convictions following appeals.
But missed chances and bad tempers soon quashed any slim hopes of a comeback.
Earlier this week, HTC quashed speculation surrounding its potential acquisition by Asus.
The court upheld the submissions, quashed the convictions and entered a verdict of acquittal.
A handful of Mubarak loyalists cheered and shouted in court when his three-year sentence was quashed.