“Xiaomi banned in India ?” , it is what fussing everywhere since yesterday as the Delhi High court banned Xiaomi from importing and selling smartphones in India until there will be a further notice, This lawsuit was raised by Ericsson against Xaiomi for allegedly infringing on Ericsson’s Standard Essential Patents (SEPs). This is not the first that Ericsson raised a lawsuit on smartphone companies in India, last year it raised against Micromax, Intex etc
so, what exactly is the infringement and what’s the real statement bu Ericsson , here we got the complete statement by Ericsson:
Ericsson’s commitment to the global support of technology and innovation is undisputed. It is unfair for Xiaomi to benefit from our substantial R&D investment without paying a reasonable licensee fee for our technology.
After more than 3 years of attempts to engage in a licensing conversation in good faith, for products complaint with the GSM, EDGE, and UMTS/WCDMA standards Xiaomi continues to refuse to respond in any way regarding a fair license to Ericsson’s intellectual property on fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) terms. Ericsson, as a last resort, had to take legal action.
To continue investing in research and enabling the development of new ideas, new standards and new platforms to the industry, we must obtain a fair return on our R&D investments. We look forward to working with Xiaomi to reach a mutually fair and reasonable conclusion, just as we do with all of our licensees.
Rightnow Xiaomi is working on to resolve this issue with Ericsson, yesterday Xiaomi India head, Manu Jain also responded to this issue:
While we haven’t received an official notice from the Delhi High Court, our legal team is currently evaluating the situation based on the information we have.
India is a very important market for Xiaomi and we will respond promptly as needed and in full compliance with Indian laws. Moreover, we are open to working with Ericsson to resolve this matter amicably.
These things explains everything, Xiaomi has been in India for just 5 months back, it all started with Xiaomi Mi3 and they proved themselves with Xiaomi Redmi 1s which is the most sold smartphone from the Xiaomi in India, now they are with Xaiomi Redmi Note which has it’s 3rd sale on Dec 16th, now all these hoaxes will make the users thinking about not to go with the Xiaomi, well, there’s nothing new in this case, everywhere it happens like that, and it’s just a temporary ban. Earlier today, Hugo Barra also responded to this and his statement is like this :
** A Letter to Indian Mi Fans **
Dear Mi fans,
We have been committed to continue our sales of Redmi Note and Redmi 1S devices in India. In the last 2 days alone, we received about 150,000 registrations for Redmi Note on Flipkart and the momentum has been terrific.
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.
(on behalf of the Mi India team)
As per us, we didn’t responded yesterday as there was no official statement sent to XIaomi regarding the ban issue and the media/some websites started to spread wrong statements that Xiaomi is completely banned in India, and brought the data theft issue again, well, there will always be like this, we all know how Xiaomi has been too competitive to other smartphone companies like Micromax, Motorola, Asus etc, patience is everything, our sincere request to Xiaomi fans, don’t listen/fell into the hoaxes created by other media sites against the Xiaomi, just wait for the official statement, you can follow Hugo Barra for further information or our site for updates on this issue!