Judge in India extends Xiaomi's rights to sell Snapdragon powered phones in the country

Judge in India extends Xiaomi's rights to sell Snapdragon powered phones in the country
Back in December, Ericsson accused Xiaomi of infringing on eight of its standard-essential patents in India. These patents covered 3G, EDGE, and AMR (adaptive multi-rate) technologies. The Delhi High Court ruled that through February 5th, only those Xiaomi handsets powered by Qualcomm processors could be imported into the country.

On Friday, Ericsson returned to the court to complain that an online site called Xiaomi Shop was offering consumers in India, Xiaomi handsets powered by MediaTek chips. Xiaomi advocate Ajit Warrier told the court that Xiaomi has no stake in the website, and that it was outsiders selling the banned MediaTek powered Xiaomi phones.

After hearing both sides of the story, a judge extended until March 18th Xiaomi's rights to sell its Qualcomm powered models in India with one caveat. For each such unit sold, Xiaomi must deposit the equivalent of $1.61 USD with the Registrar General of the Delhi High Court. A decision on Ericsson's initial claim of patent infringement has yet to be ruled on.

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source: STJSGadgets

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11 Comments

1. ihatelife

Posts: 3; Member since: Jan 20, 2015

Just great. Xiaomi will transfer these costs to the consumers now. I hope Erricson gets an even greater penalty.

3. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I hope not, they sue them for a reason......

6. hemedans

Posts: 762; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

erricson is among companies which play major role in making of gsm, they deserve respect. they did so many research and lost lot of money until today we have 2g/3g/4g. what did xiaomi do? take sony sensors, someone lcd, qualcom's chip then put them together and made smartphone. they invent nothing, they innovate nothing. its sad to see people call ericson troll. for those who want to learnhttp://www.gsmhistory.com/

8. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

This is what happen when you live in a third world country. Companies with money or people with influence will dictate the outcome of the law suit. What a f**k up world.

11. pradeepreddy

Posts: 65; Member since: Apr 01, 2013

it happens everywhere!! some places more than other.

2. Tejas9

Posts: 95; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

All these patents trolling should stop. The Creator should have patented all the universes too.

4. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

I found something fisrt....then it's mine......face it.

7. hemedans

Posts: 762; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

lets pretend ericson, nokia, alcatel, motorola and other companies which made gsm possible do not exist. world without mobile data/wifi imagine your xiaomi with big ethernet port, to use internet you have to stop somewhere and plug internet cable. no text/sms on the go.

5. sram145

Posts: 127; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

Sell mi note pro in the mean time, xiaomi :)

9. aksa123

Posts: 368; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

LOL. Xiaomi, if you are heavily troubled in India, you have no hope in the US.

10. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

There is a reason they are not expanding to the biggest market of profit. Patents

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