Xiaomi founder says his company is a “world leading innovator”, plans to file for tens of thousands of patents each year

Xiaomi founder says his company is a “world leading innovator”, plans to file for tens of thousands of patents each year
As you may have heard, today Xiaomi announced two new smartphones aimed to compete with the likes of iPhone 6 Plus and Galaxy Note 4: the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, the latter being the company’s first handset to have a Quad HD (1440 x 2560 pixels) display, as well as the first with a Snapdragon 810 processor and 4 GB of RAM.

Unlike in the past, Xiaomi can no longer be blamed of copying Apple, as the two Mi Note handsets stray away from iPhone-inspired designs (the new series has more in common with Samsung's Galaxy Note family, but that’s another story).

According to BBC, during the announcement of the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro, Xiaomi founder and CEO Lei Jun tried to improve the company’s image, as he doesn’t want people to see it as the cheaper, Chinese version of Apple. Jun says that Xiaomi is a "world leading innovator" which filed for no less than 2,318 patents in 2014, 665 of  them being international patents. Even more, Jun said that Xiaomi is planning to file for “tens of thousands of patents a year” - in an attempt to be recognized as an original company.

Despite the fact that it’s currently one of the world’s top 5 smartphone makers, Xiaomi has little to no presence outside of Asia. While this may change in the future, we’re not expecting the Mi Note and Mi Note Pro to catalyze this change, as both handsets are likely going to be available only in Asia.

source: BBC

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34 Comments

1. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

LMAO.

15. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

And get ready to be sued by others most probably by Apple.

16. dTone

Posts: 69; Member since: Jan 09, 2015

Why not? If apple can make those blatant claims so can others. Seems like their not just copying their design alone...

26. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Really tens of thousands? This is the joke of the year. And how many technology have xiaomi patented and what are those?

2. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2264; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

file for tens of thousands each year you gotta be joking Xiaomi..

22. dimas

Posts: 3369; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

When somebody say such exaggerated things, you know that they're just joking. Or he's talking about patenting every inch the Xiaomi phones are curved or displays having lesser bezels.

3. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

anyone know any innovations or close to that, xiaomi has made?

4. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

WIFI enabled air purifier?

5. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

you call that innovation? I cant even find anywhere online if xiaomi made that 1st.

10. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Care to name others brand that has air purifier that's sucks up to 600 points of pollution level?

34. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Are those number independently verify?

11. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Then you must be using a cheap crappy search engine, try Google search and you'll find a lot of results of the air purifier from Xiaomi.

6. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

Miui Roms which has over 1000 themes.

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1462; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

apple copy cats to?

24. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Just android forks that copy the visuals of ios, nothing innovating. Thats the essense of most of the chineese manufactors, tons of copies, No innovation at all.....xiaomi is just a copy cat like the others.

25. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Just android forks that copy the visuals of ios, nothing innovating. Thats the essense of most of the chineese manufactors, tons of copies, No innovation at all.....xiaomi is just a copy cat like the others.

8. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Brace yourselves, Chinese phone haters are coming...and they're gonna say the same sh*t again! Cheap Chinese crap blah blah blah...

27. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

Well they ARE cheap tho, literally...

9. egbtmagus

Posts: 93; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Filing for patents means nothing. I could file for something right now but unless its granted It doesn't mean I am an inventory.

12. Cyagocaliz unregistered

I didn't think I could hear this from world most copying company... lol

13. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

^ There he is, I found one of them! This must be the Head of CCCCCC ("Cheap Chinese Crap Copying" Complain Club), can you tell yourself and your Chinese phone hater buddies to stop complaining and deal with it?

14. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Hey, Xiaomi, you're not going to be the true innovator like Samsung and LG. What is your innovation? -Camera from Sony -Chipset from Qualcomm -Screen from Japan -OS from Google of America... Don't brag too much when you're nothing but a copycat of Samsung.

19. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

did you know majority of oems use sony's camera sensor, do you also know the same goes for the qualcomm chipset,the screen and even os. Stop being a hater! Don't troll when you don't even know what you're saying

21. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

To be fair, they're copycats of both Apple and Samsung. That's their originality: They don't only steal from one company.

17. Bondurant

Posts: 782; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Mi note 2 is a copy of Huawei Honor 6

20. jackson_kaeluen

Posts: 87; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Speechless

23. willytbk

Posts: 252; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

mi note looks more like samsung device compared to iPhone actually (from my point of view). samsung probably gonna to sue them ?

30. effimote

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 06, 2015

just surprised of their mi note price .

31. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Well to Mr.Lei Jun sir, you may begin with figuring out more original model names anything other than the word "Note" in it and patent those up like say...next week before this Note Pro's follow up? I'm quite confident that this particular initiative will not run into the thousands as far as R&D expenses is concerned.

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