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Xiaomi banned from selling and importing handsets in India

Discussion in 'General Technology News and Discussion' started by Manish Patel, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. Manish Patel

    Manish Patel New Member Staff Member Team FR

    As infringing on Ericsson’s Standard Essential Patents (SEPs), The Delhi High Court has given an “ex-parte” injunction to ban Xiaomi from importing or selling phones in India, as per a latest report from SpicyIP.

    The former smartphone maker is battling the likes of Micromax and Intex in similar patent infringement suits. Last month, the Delhi HC ordered Micromax to pay royalties to Ericsson, which amounts to one percent of the selling price of Micromax’s devices. This interim order is applicable till December 31, 2015, when the court has ordered to the end the trial.

    In fact, the judge also directed the customs officials to stop the imports under the IPR Rules, 2007. Moreover, local commissioners too have been appointed to visit Xiaomi India offices to ensure the implementation of the order.

    Xiaomi India head Manu Jain informed that the company hasn't officially received any communication from the court or Ericsson. He said that India was an important market for Xiaomi and that the company's legal team was evaluating the situation based on reports in the media. Jain added that Xiaomi intends to be in full compliance of all laws and is open to working with Ericsson to settle the dispute.

    So may be consumers of India can't buy Xiaomi devices now.
     

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