Apple takes aim at Motorola

Apple's highly-successful iPad 2 (image: Apple)

After Apple successfully stopped Samsung with a preliminary injunction from selling their Galaxy 10.1 tablet in Europe, it seems as though the company has now set its sights on Motorola and their Xoom tablet.

Just like the Galaxy 10.1 tablet, Apple claims that “the Xoom tablet infringes on its registered EU Community Design for the iPad,” Ars Technica writes, but it’s still not clear if this is the same reason Apple is going after the Xoom.

“According to the complaint filed against Samsung with the Landgericht Düsseldorf, Apple has also filed complaints in the same court against both Motorola and a German company called JAY-tech over the iPad design.

The complaint against Motorola targets the company’s Xoom Android tablet, which launched in late February,” Ars Technica writes.

This isn’t the first time that Apple and Motorola are at logger-heads. Apple is in the process of legal action against Motorola concerning more than 40 smartphone-related patents, four federal lawsuits and two on-going ITC investigations.

Charlie Fripp – Consumer Tech editor