Apple gets sued, agrees to settle and shares the patent. Others get sued by Apple, offers Apple settlement, gets a finger and are relieved of any rights. Obviously it is more complicated than that, but in nutshell Apple is such a b4$t4rd. Even if Apple was cheaper than competitors I would not buy it. Cheap is cheap.
Oh and how funny is it that there are no quotes from Elan executives proclaiming "I will spend my last dying breath if I need to, and I will spend every penny of Elan's $10 million in the bank, to right this wrong, I'm going to destroy Apple, because it's a stolen product. I'm willing to go thermonuclear war on this."