Other than a few sleazy actors like Intellectual Ventures there’s an understanding in the innovative side of the tech business that you don’t file aggressive patent lawsuits. You write a lot of patents, you file defensive lawsuits and countersuits, but in general you don’t use your patent portfolio as a big club to try to destroy competitors. Apple’s taking a big crap on that detente.

Nelson Minar on Apple’s patent lawsuit against Android handset maker HTC.

Update: ArsTechnica lists the patents in the suit. They’re all software patents. You disappoint me, Apple.