Crazy, paying licence fees for patents just legitimises those patents in the eye of the patent holder. It also gives them money to fight more cases.
I can see Microsoft putting out a press release that their phones aren't infringing, so buy now.
Mobile computing is becoming so important that each tech giant is trying to monopolise the market, knowing all too well they can't. So they at least try to weaken competitors products by trying to force them to redesign key features and make the features less elegant to use.