Making variations of a rectangular device with a touchscreen was always going to be a genre. And one already long trod in fiction. People also don't worry at there being yet another quake-alike.
> “Not at this distance your honor,” said Sullivan, who stood at a podium roughly ten feet away.
(I thought you meant the lawyer couldn't identify a tablet she was holding in her own hands)
It did not have a dock connector, though the tablet did, but so did all sorts of media devices at the time.
Anytime this came up in conversation I'd hand people my Galaxy S and no one would call it a ripoff in person.
Or was it a "copy" like all media display devices follow a rectangular footprint with a frame?
Samsung doesn't do anything like that now, they've long since found their own identify for all the Galaxy devices.