About three months ago, Coolpad filed a lawsuit against Xiaomi for patent infringement. Based on a hint from its CEO though, the lawsuit was thought to have been settled outside court. However, that doesn t seem to be the case. Now, Coolpad has announced this lawsuit against Xiaomi, filed through its subsidiary company Yulong Computer Technology, is before the Shenzhen Intermediate People s Court. Also Read - Oppo, Xiaomi exceed Samsung with better after-sales service, says Counterpoint studyAlso Read - Xiaomi Mi 11 confirmed with Snapdragon 888, no tech specifications revealed yet
According to the announcement, the company discovered a patent infringement in January, and subsequently informed Xiaomi. The patent in question is software related, and is termed as Method for Implementing Call Record Interface System of Multi-Mode Mobile Communication Terminal, MyDrivers reports. Coolpad had also reported about other patent infringements related to app icon management, notifications, and system UI. BGR India has reached out to Xiaomi for a response on this matter, and we will update the copy as soon as we hear from them. Also Read - These Mi, Redmi and Poco phones to get MIUI 13 update soon: Check the list
As per the lawsuit, the company is calling for an immediate ban on eight Xiaomi phones that are mentioned in the infringed patent. The list of devices includes Mi MIX, Redmi Note 4X, Mi 6, Mi Max 2, Mi Note 3, Redmi Note 5, Redmi 5 Plus, and Mi 5X. Coolpad is also demanding compensation from Xiaomi for the losses incurred by the company. That could also include legal fees, notarization fees, and other reasonable fees paid towards stopping the patent infringement.
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Coolpad doesn t plan on going easy with the case. Its CEO Jian Chang also hinted at filing lawsuits against other companies that have allegedly infringed 10,000 patents the company holds.Xiaomi, on the other hand, reported that it hasn t received any court papers regarding the lawsuit.