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Coolpad locks horns with Xiaomi over patent infringements

By: Ajaay Srinivasan, The Mobile Indian, New Delhi Last updated : May 14, 2018 6:11 pm

Coolpad has demanded Xiaomi stop production of its smartphones due to the latter’s violation of patented technologies like SIM slot design and UI.
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Weeks after the launch of its Note 6 smartphone with dual front-facing cameras, Coolpad finds itself in the news again but this time confirming that it's sueing its Chinese competitor Xiaomi over patent infringements in what appears to be a fresh lawsuit. 

 

Coolpad through a press statement has revealed that it has filed lawsuits against three Chinese group firms of Xiaomi and has demanded that the latter stop production of its smartphones. Coolpad’s subsidiary Yulong Computer Telecommunication filed two patent infringement cases that have been registered against Xiaomi Technology Co, Xiaomi Factory Co, and Xiaomi Telecom Technology Co.

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The first patent is related to systematic interactions of a mobile phone which means the software behind the UI, display, and operation of a device. The other patent stuck in the puddle is also based mostly on the firmware and is named “method for implementing call record interface system of multi-mode mobile communication terminal”.

 

The complaint speculated that Xiaomi had made use of these technologies without proper licensing in the manufacture of the Mi Mix, Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Mi Note 3, Mi 5X, Redmi 4X, Redmi Note 5 and Redmi 5 Plus. 

 

Whilst paying for the economic loss suffered by the Coolpad subsidiary, Xiaomi might also be forced to retract the above-mentioned devices from the market if the case goes in favour of Coolpad. Coolpad’s lawsuit comes after Xiaomi was speculated to go public after filing for an IPO in Hong Kong to raise $10 billion.


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