The statement from Samsung that Apple has become litigious "rather than seeking to innovate in the face of legitimate competition from Samsung" is uttered without a hint of irony. There is a powerful disincentive to innovate if competitors are allowed to freely pilfer and profit from your innovations.
That's what I've been trying to tell people for a while now. People have this idea in their heads that Apple should essentially "turn the other cheek" when others are trying to piggyback off of their hard work. They think that Apple should respond to copycat behavior by trying to out-innovate their copycats, never mind that out-innovating one's copycats does nothing to prevent copycat behavior.
A lot of people have remarked that they jumped off the Microsoft bandwagon because Microsoft was becoming too cut-throat. According to those same people, Apple is becoming the corporation that they were supposedly trying to beat. To those who harbor this notion, I've got news for all of you. Business is a cut-throat game. And some of the accusations against Microsoft have been blown way out of proportion. Microsoft stepped over the bounds of the law a few times and got busted for such behavior. But other than those instances where they did illegal things, all those other business practices of Microsoft are a part of business. Like I said, business is a cut-throat game.
Also, a lot of people seem to harbor extremely naive notions about Google. One of these is their stance on intellectual property. I don't believe a word of what Google has been saying about patents. It sounds like sour grapes to me. Google should have made better business decisions but they didn't, and now they're trying to blow some smoke and make themselves look like the white knights. We will see Google's true colors when someone begins to threaten one of their core businesses, like search. Google is not going to try to out-innovate those who copy them. They will go after those who dare copy them with every weapon in their arsenal.