Originally Posted by RockdaMan
That is expected to slightly minimize, not cancel the payout that Apple receives.
That sounds much more like an Apple hopeful opinion than reality. The S3 patents are essential while HTC "says" that the Apple patents can be worked around if actually upheld. In any case, the game between Apple and HTC is still far from over, and the other possible countersuits have not even started yet. This situation sort of reminds me of the suits and countersuits between Qualcomm and Nokia a few years ago. Very expensive for both parties.