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

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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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