To me, the patents are more like a tools used against Samsung more then having any actual value itself.
May be those patents are really useless, or may be they are generic.
But there should be no disagreement that Samsung Copied Apple, from design to trade dress. And many other little things and details. But these are hard to argue, and sometimes experience ,"trade dress" design are hard to explain and put into context infront of court.
Hence why these patents are...