Chinese court removes sales ban on the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus
by Alan Friedman / Mar 26, 2017, 1:44 AM
A ban in China that prevented Apple from selling the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in the country, has been reversed by a Chinese court. What set off the whole dispute was a claim by Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services that the 2014 iPhone models infringed on design patents it was awarded for its 100c mobile phone. In May, Apple's Chinese subsidiary and local retailer Zoomflight were ordered to stop selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China by the Beijing Intellectual Property Office.
Apple and Zoomflight sued the regulators, and on Friday the Beijing Intellectual Property Court removed the ban. The court ruled that neither Apple or Zoomflight had infringed on the 100c handset, and noted that there was a lack of any proof that such an infringement took place. In addition, the regulator failed to follow due procedures while ordering the ban. Both the Beijing Intellectual Property Office and Shenzhen Baili said that they will take their time to determine whether an appeal is warranted.
It wasn't a total victory for Apple. The tech titan had requested that the Patent Reexamination Board of State Intellectual Property Office remove the design patent awarded to Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services for the 100c model. When Apple was turned down, it took the matter to court and was once again rejected. Apple is considering an appeal of that ruling.
So to recap, in court Apple won one case and lost one. The case it won removes a ban that had prevented them from selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in China. The case it lost simply means that the Shenzhen Baili still owns a design patent on the 100c phone. But as you can see from the photo showing both handsets, there really doesn't seem to be much in common between them, at least as far as the design of both models is concerned.
source: Reuters, MacRumors
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"But as you can see from the photo showing both handsets, there really doesn't seem to be much in common between them, at least as far as the design of both models is concerned." - Alan F Who else is not surprised?
posted on Mar 26, 2017, 2:07 AM 3
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Alan F. Is basically the Apple version of TechieXP, I would not expect anything less than this from him, LMAO
posted on Mar 26, 2017, 2:13 AM 5
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First of all, if you can't tell the difference between the 100c and the iPhone 6 even with a cursory glance, I'd suggest getting asses. And if you already wear glasses, get stronger lenses. Secondly, I don't even use an iPhone and have been an Android user for 95% of my life. Had this been about the Galaxy S7, I would have approached this story the same way. You find bias because you want to find bias in every article you read. And that makes you the fanboy. Alan F.
posted on Mar 26, 2017, 11:41 AM 6
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You are the one that need wear stringer lens glasses. Both have 4 rounded corners and that's infringement! If Samsung got sued by 4 rectangular corners, so should Apple got asskicked back by 4 rounded corners.It's called Dejan Vu!
posted on Mar 26, 2017, 6:49 PM 0
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shame to Apple .... they even copy Chinese product
posted on Mar 26, 2017, 2:52 AM 6
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They don't even look similar. The corners are rounded kinda similarly, but apple did that with THE OG IPHONE 2G. They can't claim that. The camera is of a similar size and in the same place. THEY CAN'T FREAKING CLAIM THAT. NOBODY CAN. DID YOU EVEN SEE THE IMAGE AT THE START OF THE ARTICLE?
posted on Mar 26, 2017, 8:55 AM 0
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Just face it. We're stuck with rectangle slabs for mobile devices. When will someone do something different? Ugh.
posted on Mar 26, 2017, 9:19 AM 0
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