In short it can come up with its own ideas and does not need to look at Apple to form its cunning plans.
It hinted that it had a large stock of patents and if Apple continues it might look down the list to see how many Jobs’ Mob has in the iPhone.
This is exactly the same counter attack that Jobs’ Mob is using to see off Nokia.
Nokia sued Apple last October over the alleged infringement of 10 patents. Apple turned around and sued Nokia over claims of its own.
It is starting to look like the US patent system has become so bad that its only function is to harm rival businesses rather than protect innovation.
Apple’s favourite newspaper, the New York Times said the Apple case throws into question the whole future of Android, although forgetting that the OS is not actually named in the lawsuit. Perhaps that is a deep throat in Apple trying to guide the hack to what Jobs’ Mob’s real intention is here.