Except this time, they won.
'Jury Finds Largely in Favor of Apple in Apple vs. Samsung Trial, Awards More than $1 Billion in Damages'
Companies have patent-wars all the time. They'll take someone's product and go, "OH MY GOSH they arranged their icons in vaguely the same way" or "WHAT MULTI-TOUCH I own the patent for that!" and then they'll sue the living guts out of them.
It's a business thing.
Long story short, Apple sued Samsung some time ago for infringing upon Apple-held patents for things like "pinch and zoom" and "double-tap to zoom" features on smartphones. And they won. In fact, they won hands-down.
I hope you're not planning on designing sensible UI anytime soon because you'll probably be sued for it.