A trial over a patent dispute between Apple and a Chinese phone maker opened Wednesday in Beijing. Also Read - Apple shines in June quarter, posts record sales for iPhones, Macs and iPads
Apple and Beijing-based phone retailer Zoomflight are suing the Beijing Intellectual Property Bureau and Chinese phone maker Baili after the bureau demanded Apple and Zoomflight stop sales of Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models for alleged patent infringement, Xinhua cited the Beijing Intellectual Property Court as saying. Also Read - Friendship Day gifting ideas for your young tech-savvy besties under Rs 5,000Also Read - Apple releases important iOS 14.7.1 update: iPhone users must download it right now
Previously, Baili accused Zoomflight of selling the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models, which Baili claimed had infringed on the patent of its 100C phone models. The bureau ruled in favor of Baili in May but Apple and Zoomflight appealed against the ruling.
During the Wednesday trial, the plaintiffs and defendants debated about whether the bureau had gone against legal procedures in the process leading up to the ruling. The trial lasted about seven hours. The court will announce its verdict at a later date. ALSO READ: Samsung scores big wins over Apple in $399 million patent appeal