The patent system needs to be overhauled so the burden of proof should be on the person/company claiming the invention. The fact that Apple has been around twice as long as Google should stand in Apple's favor.
They need to make it so that the plaintiff should have to pay the defendants legal fees and costs if the defendant prevails.
All of my computers are Apple and I have an iPad along with an iPhone.
The fact the iPhone hit the market before Android should work in Apple's favor. I think Android violates Apple's patents since their devices seem to function similar to an iPhone. Another telltale piece of evidence would be the filing dates on the patents.
With the money Apple has, they will probably hire some high powered Boston law firm to defend them and they will probably countersue for attorney's fees. Our patent system has gone from protecting inventors to opening the floodgates to frivolous litigation. Google's lawsuit is just as frivolous as the McDonald's spilled coffee case.
Apple should claim retaliation from Google after the Safari tracking cookies scandal. -- I wish I still lived in Iowa; Everything there from rent and groceries to Cable TV is much cheaper in Iowa (especially with an overbuilder in town).