Yes Harry, anyone that reads the Mac forum knows your anti-mac-fanboy stance. If I was a shareholder in those companies that let Apple walk all over their patents I'd be pretty upset. If that was the case, it's their fault for not pursuing their patents.
The main question I have is would the HTC products in question exist without the Iphone?
P.S. before I get labelled an irate ultra-fanboy, I don't own a cell phone or a touch for that matter. I have a Mac at home but I also have 3 PC's. I'm not an Apple shareholder but if I was I'd be pretty pissed if Apple didn't exercise their patent rights. I'm sure the courts will sort out their legitimacy.