In a recent development, the tech world has come to know that Xiaomi devices have been banned by the Delhi High Court, Medianama reports.
Basically, the court has passed an interim injunction involving the infringe on SEP (Standard Essential Patents) from Ericsson. As directed, Xiaomi will have to stop importing, advertising and selling or manufacturing of the devices in India.
Consequently, the Delhi High Court has also appointed commissioners that will be visiting Xiaomi offices to make sure that its orders are executed properly.
When the media agency contacted Xiaomi's India head Manu Jain, these were his statements:
"While we haven't received an official notice from the Delhi High Court, our legal team is currently evaluating the situation based on the information we have.
India is a very important market for Xiaomi and we will respond promptly as needed and in full compliance with Indian laws. Moreover, we are open to working with Ericsson to resolve this matter amicably."
Xiaomi Ericsson Tussle
Reportedly, Ericsson repeatedly tried to get in touch with the officials at Xiaomi over the issue, however they never got a response which ultimately led the Delhi High Court to order an injunction on banning Xiaomi from India.
This is not the first time that Ericsson has charged similar patent infringement suits on Micromax, Gionee and Intex last year and before.