If you are at all interested in the legal machinations, check out THIS article from Mashable.com.
Samsung, to their corporate credit, has come up with a novel defense that might just work in the courts. Samsung claims that the "look and feel" of an iPad has been around quite a while, as we see in this clip from Stanley Kubrick's SciFi masterpiece, "2001, A Space Odyssey":
And that's not all. Consider Star Trek's various "Padd's":
And even from the Original Series!
Yup...there's nothing new under the various suns in the Star Trek universe.
Oh, by the way, there's a tablet out there that doesn't get much mention, but I think was truly the original, forming the basis of a lot of things we deal with today:
Top that, Apple!