Wrong +tom beauchamp
, what you're doing is what Republicans do. Equating things that are not equal. Suing a company for a device that doesn't even compete with you is far worse than suing a rival who did rip-off almost everything your company had done up to that point without paying the license fees.
My point is that the patent system is important, and above 99.9% of the populous' heads. So stop blaming these companies with legitimate gripes for suing other companies!!
If you invent the Pot that drains pasta (Apple), you deserve to have that patent protected against other pots that "only drain macaroni" (Samsung). But you shouldn't be protected against forks and knives (Xbox)....I hope that strange analogy makes sense.