Xiaomi and Ericsson legal war resolved, 100000 Redmi Notes can be shipped to Hong Kong
This is certainly going to be a great benefit for the Chinese smartphone major Xiaomi. The company was struggling to find ways on how to handle as many as hundred thousand units of its Redmi Note 3G. the company couldnâ€™t sell these handsets as a court had banned their sale in India following Ericssonâ€™s plea alleging patent violation by Xiaomi.
But now a court in Delhi has allowed the company to ship these handsets back to China or wherever the company wants them to take.
Reports suggest that now a vacation bench of Justice Mukta Gupta has finally permitted Xiaomi to return over one lakh handsets to their point of origin in Hong Kong, after Swedish telecom firm Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson agreed to the arrangement. The court directed Xiaomi to maintain an inventory of the handsets, currently lying unused with e-commerce site Flipkart through which the Chinese company sells its phones under an exclusive arrangement.
While talking about the development, Advocate Ajit Warrier said its phones like Redmi Note 3G, which run on a Mediatek processor, have been prohibited from sale in India by the high court. He said the company was only allowed by the court to sell its Qualcomm chipset-based phones and thus, the other variety are lying unused with Flipkart. The court on December 16 last year had permitted Xiaomi to sell its Qualcomm chipset-based devices as a â€˜pro temâ€™ (temporary) measure till the issue of patent infringement was heard and decided by a single-judge bench of the high court.
Later the order was challenged by Chinese smartphone maker that resulted in the December 16, 2014, â€˜pro temâ€™ order. The case pertains to standard essential patents used in AMR, 2G, 3G and Edge technologies. Ericsson has alleged infringements of its patents relating to these technologies by Xiaomi.
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