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After Blocking Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Apple Now Suing Motorola for Xoom Design

It would seem that Apple have their sights set on destroying anyone who attempts to sell a tablet PC device that bares any vague resemblance to the iPad.

After being awarded a preliminary injunction which prevents the sale of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the UK and Europe, it has now come to light that Apple are filing a similar patent complaint against Motorola for similarities between the Apple iPad and the Motorola Xoom Android tablet.

Reports suggest that the complaint was filed by Apple with the District Court of Dusseldorf, Germany – the same court that issued them a preliminary injunction against Samsung recently.

Apple has also filed a complaint against another company, JAY-tech, an electronics company who manufacture digital cameras and amongst other things, a tablet PC device. The complaint from Apple is in German but we’re assuming that the tablet, like the Xoom and Galaxy Tab 10.1, featured similarities with the iPad.

We understand that Apple were one of the first to make a mass-market multimedia tablet, and they want to protect their intellectual property, but is there really any need to try and block the sales of your closest competitors? Consumers want and need choice – it makes everything more interesting and pricing and products much more competitive!

Is Apple right or wrong to try and prevent the sale of the Xoom and Galaxy Tab 10.1? Let us know what you think by adding a comment below.

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