Xiaomi’s sales have been put on hold by Delhi high court currently in India.
Many of the MI fans feared that Xiaomi sales might be banned in Malaysia too, but still this is one question that every phone geek has in the mind.Some experts say, Xiaomi’s sales might get affected here in Malaysia because Ericsson might put a bar in Malaysia too.
Xiaomi is pretty sure to investigate this issue & win over this Ericsson case as Xiaomi’s global vice president Hugo Barra posted on his Facebook timeline about the case.
The post on his timeline is as below,
Dear Mi fans,
We have been committed to continue our sales of Redmi Note and Redmi 1S devices in India
However, we have been forced to suspend sales in India until further notice due to an order passed by the Delhi High Court. As a law abiding company, we are investigating the matter carefully and assessing our legal options.
Our sincere apologies to all Indian Mi fans! Please rest assured that we’re doing all we can to revert the situation. We have greatly enjoyed our journey with you in India over the last 5 months and we firmly intend to continue it!
Stay tuned for more information.
WHY DOES ERICSSON HAVE TO BE SUCH A BULLY?
Ericsson, which was one of the leading mobile handset makers in the world at some point, holds over 35,000 standard-essential mobile communication patents, including those that cover 2G, 3G and 4G technologies.
Every time someone uses these or any one of the 35,000 technologies that Ericsson’s patent portfolio covers, the company gets a licensing royalty. If you want make a mobile handset, chances are high that you’ll be paying Ericsson some money to license patents for some crucial features (like data transfer over 3G). Yep, it’s got some serious bullying rights
Who’s gonna help Xiaomi in this Case? WHAT’S GOING TO HAPPEN NEXT?
Since this injunction was ex parte, Xiaomi now has a chance to file an appeal in the Delhi High Court with the help of some other communication giant, which gives it a chance to negotiate with Ericsson.
Only another giant can come in to resolve this issue of infringement where some basic information & communication patents & properties belong to Huawei.
As we all know another giant Huawei, don’t be shocked, Yes Huawei might help Xiaomi to get rid of its case with Ericsson. As Huawei can come inbetween to showcase its Patents & capabilities.
In 2013, the EPO received 266,000 patent filings, 1,077 of which were submitted by Huawei. As of December 2013, Huawei was granted a total of 7,300 patents across Europe only.
As of December 31, 2012, Huawei had filed 41,948 patent applications in China, 12,453 under the Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT), and 14,494 outside China. Among these applications, 30,240 patents have been granted
Ericsson has threatened Xiaomi that it is going to make Xiaomi ban the sales in Malaysia too.
Now the only questions that everyone might think are these below,
Will Huawei help Xiaomi to get over this issue? Will Xiaomi approaches Huawei for this issue?
Will Ericsson sue Xiaomi in Malaysia too?
Only time can decide these answers…let us all wait & watch.
Hope Xiaomi WIN this battle & get back to its normal state soon.
Let us know in the comments what you think about this case, we want to hear from you.