It's not about squandering Apple's assets. It's about tens of trillions of dollars worth of business over the mid-term iOS lifecycle. Without the copying everyone is another 3-5 years behind. In the business world THAT is what you fight for. Your shortsightedness over what the IP fight is really over is quite limiting.
10's of Trillions? So at a minimum that is 10 trillion dollars...or 10,000 billion dollars. I really don't expect iOS to make that much money over its life cycle. That is almost the national debt!!!
Also, I think you are attempting to say my shortsightedness is limited...not limiting.
Finally, yes, it is about squandering Apple's resources! If a company wastes its money in an attempt to get revenge then it is wasting its resources. Yes, Apple might loose some potential profits over the long term, but they are hardly hurting. Apple doesn't need to be #1, all they need to do is make good profits and have their stock value increase.