Originally Posted by trboyden
... Apple, sign a cross-licensing deal and get back to proving that you have the best technology by innovating and not by being a patent troll.
Kind of ironic for you to post this troll post that calls Apple a "patent troll."
Seriously though, you don't have a clue what you are talking about (which is why i cut out most of your post), and are just looking like a fool here.
Apple has already explicitly stated (in the linked article which you obviously didn't read), that they will *not* licence their technology to anyone, period. They play a win/lose game and they don't dissemble about what they are after. They want HTC to stop using the patented technology and they will fight to the very end about this you can be certain. They aren't doing it for "leverage" or "cross-licensing" or any of that BS because they don't believe in that sort of thing and have said so explicitly many times over.
In the case of Nokia and others suing Apple, the counter-suit could be at least partially a bargaining position, but this case is one of those rare times when Apple actually outright attacks someone else. They don't do it casually (or at all mostly), and they mean it when they do it.
Most of the patents they cite are fairly ironclad, low-level OS patents that HTC will likely not be able to get out of. I'm sure they, like you, are probably expecting this is a tactic of some kind as it would be coming from almost any other company, but I'd bet money that it isn't.
Again, both Tim Cook and Steve Jobs have made explicit statements to that effect and based on their past behaviour, I believe them.