Indian court bans sale Xiaomi phones patent infringement




A judge has the Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi forbidden to sell its handsets in India. It is the first time that the now making major Chinese smartphone maker faced with the consequences of a patent case.

The ruling relates to a so-called ex parte grant decision, where the court to issue a preliminary decision without the other party, in this case Xiaomi is heard. The indictment comes from Ericsson. The network company claims phones from the Chinese manufacturer uses patents that Ericsson has in the field of GSM and 3G. Court staff would have been instructed to visit offices of Xiaomi to ensure that Xiaomi indeed no longer sells appliances, writes Spicy IP.

It is to make the first time Xiaomi get with the consequences of a patent case. Xiaomi is now one of the largest smartphone makers in the world, but operated until six months ago, almost alone in the home country China, where patent law is more flexible. In July Xiaomi began selling phones in India.

It is unknown to what devices it goes, but sells only the Xiaomi Mi 3 Mi 4 and Redmi Note in India. Ericsson in India not only against Xiaomi run a business, it also has charges against include Gionee and Micromax. Many such cases are fizzle out because the companies enter into a licensing deal. Xiaomi says at TechCrunch that it wants to talk to Ericsson on the conclusion of such a license deal.

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