In the recent turn of events, Chinese handset maker Coolpad’s subsidiary Yurlong Computer Telecommunication scientific is suing Xiaomi over patent infringement. Coolpad actually sued Xiaomi back in January, but it seemed like the issue was resolved but it doesn’t seem to be the case mow. That time, Xiaomi in defence claimed that it never received any official notice of a lawsuit by Coolpad.
According to a new report, Coolpad has recently filed a lawsuit against Xiaomi in Shenzhen and even publicly announced it. The company clearly provided details in the provided document.
According to the document Coolpad discovered back in January that Xiaomi infringed on some of its patents. Xiaomi didn’t pay much attention to it, so Coolpad decided to move forward with the lawsuit. The company demands that Xiaomi stops selling some of the current devices which are infringing on the patents. The smartphones are Mi Mix, Redmi Note 4X, Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Mi Note 3, Redmi Note 5, Redmi Note 5 Plus and the Mi 5X. Not only that Coolpad is also demanding financial payment for the offence, though the exact amount is not specified. Xiaomi will be receiving court paper soon according to the report.
Xiaomi would like to settle this as soon as possible once the papers arrive as such negativity can affect the sales and is in the middle of IPO plans. It would be interesting to see if the matter will be settled in the court or the two companies will go trial over this. We cannot speculate though as the patents which are violated are still not specified but Coolpad seems convinced that Xiaomi is guilty. Xiaomi is left with no option to respond one way or another. The company may face huge losses as the list of the smartphones pretty large and contains some mid-range and even flagship ones.