I think Apple is making a long-term strategic mistake.. this will end up resulting in patent and intellectual property (maybe not at the same time) reform that in the end will reign in big coprorations' exploitation of such as a means to become the biggest MARKET CAP company in the history of the world..
Well, either this, or courts (with a small sense of wisdom and justice) will refuse to hear cases that ask for big company damaging rewards for suing and will only go to the orgininal purposes of protecting IN-USE patents (that are NOT overly broad), not exploting them for troll/toll use.
Either way, Apple will be a lesser company once they can't sue & bully their way to the top spot. Alot of reason WHY Apple is where they are is because they put out alot of fear into the market place that ANY company that makes a TOO similar product would get sued out of existence. Well, props to Samsung, to stand up to the bully. The world needs innovation, not protectionist legal schemes to make money-- those are tactics worthy of the copyright industry.