At some point all these suits will close and the results going to be the banning of nearly every consumer tablet and phone. When the iPhone and iPad get pulled off the shelves and Apple revenue falls by 95% they will change tune. But it's unfortunate they can't see that coming. Like you, I'd hoped Cook would have made that his first action after Jobs died but he doesn't seem to have the cojones to stop something Jobs started.
Maybe that's MS's grand plan, as they've went around licensing all the patents maybe it's their intention to be the only devices still on the shelves.