Yes, history has proven your statements.
My question is, why did it take them (Apple) so long to do so ?
The law suits did not start until 2009, maybe later, perhaps I'm mistaken.
In all, I agree that Apple should protect their IP, but it seems that there are many on this forum who disagree.
Although I did get good chuckle in the door hinge analogy, how come this guy is not working for NASA ?