I just hope that history doesn't repeat itself again. Remember the legal battles between Apple and Microsoft for user interface back when Microsoft brought Windows? That ended badly for Apple and it took Apple years to reinvent itself. I really hope that it doesn't happen again with Samsung.
One big difference in this case is that Apple outsells Samsung in the mobile space by nearly the same ratio as Microsoft outsold Apple in the desktop space. Samsung products also don't undercut Apple significantly. Not only this, Apple is the most valuable company in the world just now vs being on the verge of bankruptcy.
The situation is very different this time round. Combined Android phones from multiple manufacturers aren't even outselling Apple 2:1 so the Android/iOS overall marketshare will stay very close for a long time and Apple will take the majority of the profit.
Even if the worst case happened and Apple had to pay for Samsung's patents and got nothing in return, they will still be the most valuable company in the world and still outsell Samsung by a massive ratio. I can't see how that outcome would be possible though when you look at what Samsung has done. Apple will also cut contracts with Samsung so it severely affects their profits.
If Apple doesn't receive some damages, this trial will suggest that deliberate, planned plagiarism is acceptable in the electronics industry and sets a bad example going forward.