Apple has in the past three years has been sued no fewer than 92 times of so-called “patent ghost”.

Its companies whose only income comes from pursuing royalties for various patents companies have bought.

In a rapport to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission shows that 57 of the cases have already been settled and in 51 of these ended up Apple entered into a settlement agreement.

In other words, the other company got a sum of money in exchange for the lawsuit was withdrawn.

The reason for so many settlements is that it simply costs more than it’s worth for Apple to let the courts decide whats is right or not, particularly because the cost for the lawyers.

Since 2011, Apple has been the most sued company in the industry, this is a title that Tim Cook and company not can be proud over.