After escalating sales, Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi has some real worries with an interim order coming from the Delhi High Court that restrains the seller and online retailer Flipkart to sell handsets that are on Ericsson’s patented technology.
A report on FirstPost said that the order further tells Xiaomi and its agent to restrain from making, assembling and importing its handsets and devices that are using technology that has been parented by Ericsson.
Presided by Justice G P Mittal, the court has further directed the authorities of the custom department to prevent further import of Xiaomi phones, under IPR RUles, 2007.
If consignments are imported, the customs authorities will inform Ericsson.
The court also said and issued notices to Flipkart and Xiaomi and has asked them to submit an affidavit that tells on the number of EDGE, AMR, and 3G compliant devices sold by them till date in India. The total revenue earned by them must also be included in the affidavit.
Further three local commissioners have been appointed who will be visiting both Xiaomi and Flipkart premises and further seal the infringing mobiles.
Total fees of Rs 3.5 lakh of the commissioners will be borne by Ericsson along with the expenses related to travel and stay.
The order comes in the light of the plea filed by Ericsson where Xiaomi has been accused of violating eight patent rights related to telecommunication regarding AMR, EDGE and 3G technologies.
Ericsson said that Xiaomi was invited to use the technologies using a license, but it chose to launch devices in India.