FYI. See link.
Apple claims it's legal rights cover the design and look of the iPad while suing samsung...although there were tablet computers before the ipad. I think the lawsuit is a crock...after all you can't copy write the shape of a laptop or for that matter the shape of a stove top!
Apparently I'm not the only one who thinks so, (the page takes a few seconds to completely load).
Why Apple’s iPad may not be an original design?
By Sathiya seelan ,
August 16, 2011
Why Apple's iPad may not be an original design? | Computechgadgets.com