Apple vs Samsung
Apple has bought in a couple of techs
Does almost no real R&D
The "Design Patents" themselves are not engineering or R&D at all, but STYLE (copied from Braun!), what is called Registered Design in UK. Unlike the iconic fluted Coke Bottle (inspired by cocoa pod?) the Apple styles are too generic and should never have been awarded.
The Patents Apple wants special treatment on are REAL engineering & science patents. Every one else has agreed deals.
Apple also have the most overpriced kit, they are a MARKETING company, hence have the biggest profit margin and largest value despite having a minority of the market. Apple Greed and dishonesty.
Exactly what to Apple have that wasn't a copy or bought in (iOS GUI from Fingerworks, OSX from Next / BSD, they used Samsung SC6400 ARM family in 1st iPhone and then bought a niche ARM designer). Almost all Ives stuff is copied from / inspired by 1950s & 1960s Braun stuff by Dieter Rams, he's a stylist, not an Engineer. Apple even copied the Swiss Railways clock.
iPhone and iPad names even belonged to others first.
Apple Logo and name shamelessly pinched from Beatles Apple Corp (two court cases, after the first they agreed to keep out of Music Industry, then Apple launched iTunes).
I don't much like many of the other guys, but Apple deserve ZERO damages and ought to have the bulk of their claims at USPTO scrapped as too generic, too derivative or plain copy / prior art or too trivial or too obvious to anyone versed in the Art.
Buying Beats, a perfect purchase as another cheaply made product sold far above its retail value.