Originally Posted by singularity
Almost everyone here will agree that Apple are not the bad guy but most people here are all ready predisposed to think of Apple that way. In the wider world if the innovate don't litigate meme becomes entrenched and becomes the predominant view then Apple will have to spend time, money etc to try and rectify it. You can look at the ratner group to see what can happen when people believe in the wrong message (it's an extreme example and I don't believe it would ever get that far).
What kind of defeatist, tuck-your-tail-between-your-legs and run kind of BS are you peddling? Are you arguing it is more cost effective to let Samsung and the copyists control the debate and that Apple should give up now, shut up and innovate more things for Samsung to copy? That Apple has no intellectual property rights to defend because you want the iPhone signature qualities in your Android clones and that Samsung shouldn't have to pay a damn license fee for it? Give me a break.
Who will stand up for Apple's IP rights if Apple won't? It is their imperative to put their story out there, to let the world know their side, not, as you so unwisely decree, go back and innovate for other companies.