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Chinese Xiaomi Banned from Importing and Selling Handsets in India

The Delhi high court has reportedly banned Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi from importing, advertising and selling handsets in India following a patent infringement case filed by Ericsson.

According to reports, Xiaomi had infringed upon Ericsson’s standard essential patents following which the latter had tried to contact the Chinese company many times but were ignored. The patent in the case is said to have belonged to FRAND category for which Eriscsson had to charge a reasonable fee to licence them to any company. Ericsson had wrote to Xiaomi asking it to pay for the patents but were ignored, said reports.

According to the court order, Xiaomi cannot import, sell or advertise any handsets in India. However, it is not clear if the company will continue selling its Redmi 1S and Redmi Note that are currently up on Flipkart for sale.

Xiaomi Smartphones Banned in India

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