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Apple sues Motorola in Europe over Xoom tablet

Samsung Galaxy Tab is not enough
Wed Aug 10 2011, 14:33

BRINGING SAMSUNG down wasn't enough for fruit themed phone maker Apple. Apparently it is also suing Motorola in Europe over the Xoom tablet's design.

The news comes after it emerged that Samsung has been forced to remove its Samsung Galaxy 10.1 from the shelves due to its similarities to Apple's Ipad.

When it filed for this injunction, it seems Apple also filed a complaint with the same court over the design of the Motorola Xoom tablet.

Apparently, Apple filed a complaint with the same court, the district court of Düsseldorf, over the design of the Motorola Xoom. However, it doesn't state whether that complaint included a request for a preliminary injunction.

While it's not stated explicitly, it is likely that the complaint against Motorola also asks the court for a temporary EU-wide injunction.

Apple and Motorola are currently suing each other over more than 40 US patents.

Apple's dispute with Motorola began in October 2010, but so far it was not known that it has also branched out to Europe, like Apple's disputes with Samsung and HTC. µ

 

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