Coolpad is all-set to head towards the Indian Courts against Xiaomi

Coolpad, the renowned Chinese smartphone manufacturer, is all-set to head towards the Indian Courts against Xiaomi, an IPO, with an aim to protect their interests from patent infringement. Previously, the Company had filed seven similar suits in this year before the two Chinese courts and experienced the landmark Ericsson-Xiaomi Case before a local Court resulting to the imposition of an interim injunction restricting the sale of certain Xiaomi models.

In this context, Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific, a subsidiary company of Coolpad, has also filed six cases in January, 2018 and one case in May, 2018 against MI Home Business, Xiaomi Telecom and Xiaomi Technology on the ground of patent infringment before the Shenzen Intermediate People’s Court (Guangdong) and Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court (Jiangsu) and awarded with an injunction restricting manufactering and sale of specific smartphone models of the defendants.

Coolpad’s Chief IPO Nancy Zhang revealed the reason for such move that the Indian Patent Laws are effective at ensuring the protection of the interest of the Patent holders, which strongly recommends the aggrieved parties to sue before the South Asian Courts.

Referring the Ericsson – Xiaomi case, the Company therefore came to a decision that filing a lawsuit before the Indian Courts on the ground of patent infringment would be truly a good move because India is a good forum to safeguard patents as well as patent holders’ interest from infringement and hence would be competent enough to award adequate reliefs to the aggrieved party.

Implying the aforestated, Zhang quoted, “Because our products are sold in India and we’re a company focused on protecting our IP assets, we will file a case in any country where we have a good chance to get good remedies.”

Further, “India is one of the key markets, and India has the reputation for protecting intellectual property rights, has better laws and systems to protect patent holders”, as Zhang added.

Source : Economic Times

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