Yesterday a German court sided with Apple against Samsung, disallowing the sale of Galaxy Tab 10.1 units in the European Union. Buried deep within this filing is mention of yet another complaint -- but this one is against Motorola, allegedly over the design of the XOOM.

This has been a back-and-forth battle between the two companies for sometime now, with Moto originally going after Apple for violating 18 patents in iOS and some Macs back in October of 2010. Apple quickly fired back, accusing Moto of violating six of its patents in the Droid, Droid 2, Droid X, and other smartphones. Now the XOOM is on the line, and you can bet that Apple is looking to get a similar injunction to yesterday's ruling against Samsung, halting the sale of XOOM tablets in Europe along with the Galaxy Tab 10.1.

According to FOSS Patents, it is unlikely that a preliminary injunction will be issued, as "German lawyers usually discourage such motions unless they are filed within one month of finding out about an infringement." This means the XOOM is most likely safe for now, but could face some serious consequences as this case moves forward.

[Foss Patents via CNet]