You explanation would make sense if MS was a patent troll. Unlike Apple, they are more than happy to license their techonologies. Look at Exchange and ActiveSync for example.
How about Jobs deliberately misquoting Samsung even after Samsung had publicly corrected it? http://blogs.forbes.com/elizabethwoyke/2011/03/02/oops-steve-jobs-misquotes-samsung-at-ipad-2-event/ How about Jobs laughing at their competitors and calling them copy cats? http://crave.cnet.co.uk/laptops/steve-jobs-slams-android-samsung-and-ipad-2-rivals-as-copycats-50003016/ AND then going ahead and blatantly copying Android notification system. Yep, year of the copy cat it is. Except this time it's Apple doing the copying.
You ever thought about MS having a valid case being the main reason Google is silent?
Because Apple doesn't have a jackass for a CEO?
So why are they suing Samsung then?
Try this http://apple.slashdot.org/story/11/04/18/2053241/Apple-Sues-Samsung-Over-Galaxy-Phones-and-Tablets The ratio of people defending Apple is way way higher than people defending MS in this article. It's like I am the only one here defending MS here.
So I am guessing Samsung is going to beat Apple since Apple is hell bent of suing Samsung?
So when Apple sues Samsung, everyone cheers and claims Apple has every right to defend it's patents. But when MS tries to defend it's patents, everyone screams murder. The hypocrisy is outstanding.