Banned: Ericsson stops Xiaomi from selling phones in India
Swedish tech company Ericsson has won a court injunction against Xiaomi where the latter is said to have infringed on Ericsson’s Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). A Delhi High Court on Tuesday barred the Chinese phone company from”selling, advertising, manufacturing or importing devices” that infringe on these intellectual properties.
It isn’t clear which Xiaomi smartphones or devices has been affected in the ruling, however, a spokesman from the company feigned ignorance of any court notice and tried to remind us that Xiaomi will fight hard not to loose it’s foothold.
“While we haven’t received an official notice from the Delhi High Court, our legal team is currently evaluating the situation based on the information we have.
“India is a very important market for Xiaomi and we will respond promptly as needed and in full compliance with Indian laws. Moreover, we are open to working with Ericsson to resolve this matter amicably.”
Xiaomi is often referred to as the Apple of China. This is because the company’s products often look like Apple Inc.’s products and this made chief designer Jonathan Ivy lash out at the privately-owned Redmi Mi 4 maker to stop being a “copycat“.
With Xiaomi expected to penetrate into the United States in 2015, more patent issues are expected to break out due to the meticulous manner the Americans uphold copyright laws.
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