Wed. Jun 23rd, 2021

The competition in the technology market is being increased day by day. Companies from all over the world are trying to target the markets so that they get a huge sale of their products, but many times conflicts and issues get aroused up with the other companies. This was recently seen in a case where Philips move to Delhi High Court to stop Xioami that infringe its patents are selling alike phones like that of Philips in the Indian Market. What is the exact issue, Let’s take a look at it.

PhilipsPhilips moves to the Delhi High Court

Philips moved the Delhi High Court to prohibit the manufacture and sale of such smartphones infringing its proprietary technology by Xiaomi and its other associated companies in India. Philips asked the Delhi High Court to prohibit the manufacturing and selling of such goods. Philips claims  Infringement was done of its patented technology of smartphones by Xiaomi and its other related companies in India. Philips is now trying to prohibit the former from developing, manufacturing, importing, selling, offering for sale, advertising, and selling on third-party websites that contain some UMTS (HSPA, HSPA+) and LTE technologies that violate the patents of Philips.

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What Court said on the issue?

At the moment, with a balance of 1,000 crores, the court ordered Xiaomi and other defendants to retain their bank accounts operating in India. It is made clear that the defendants are bound by the declaration made by their lawyers, according to the court order passed on 27 November 2020. The defendant shall, on or before 2 December 2020, file the details of the bank accounts run in India where the balance of 1,000 crores is retained. The next court date for the matter is January 18, 2021. Philips also demanded the grant of an ad-interim injunction ordering the Central Excise and Customs Board to issue instructions to the customs authorities at each port in India. In other words, the company is seeking to stop importing smartphones from Xiaomi, especially those that are in violation of its proprietary technology.

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