Plus all those lawyers need something to do.
If Apple truly is concerned about its reputation in China, maybe it should dispense with the defamation-lawsuit threats against a company in bankruptcy and just buy the iPad trademark outright. Proview reportedly offered in 2010 to sell it to Apple for $10 million. To a multinational corporation with nearly $100 billion in cash on hand, that's parking-lot change.
But Apple seems to prefer thermonuclear war.