Your comment "I don't really care about who started it. In fact, that probably makes it worse, since Apple probably had a legitimate suit and HTC just wants to save face" leads me to believe that you are another Apple Fanboy.
Why would you assume that Apple and Steve Jobs has any legitimacy with the suit it filed, and HTC doesn't? My belief is that Apple is attempting to "Strong Arm" HTC, and HTC is responding in kind.
Both may have some legitimate aspects to each filing, along with some legal "fluff" to make the suit seem bigger than it really is.
The problem is that Apple can't stand real competition, and they have some now. Their answer was to file a law suit!
Coming here and calling people jackasses (directly or indirectly) should get you a nice ban warning IMO. No one attacked you in any way in this thread, until you attacked.