High Court bans Xiaomi from importing and selling handsets in India
In what may come as a rude shock to Xiaomi, the High Court has directed to ban the sales of Xiaomi handsets in India.
Medianama reported that the Delhi High Court has issued an ex-parte interim injunction directing custom officials to stop the imports and restrain Xiaomi from selling, advertising, manufacturing or importing devices after a petition from Ericsson that claim that Xiaomi infringed the company’s standard essential patents (SEP).
The Delhi High Court has apparently appointed local commissioners to visit Xiaomi offices to ensure the implementation of these orders. Interestingly, Flipkart, which is Xiaomi’s exclusive online retailer, has also been made a party to the case. The injunction was supposedly granted after Xiaomi didn’t respond to the communication,
Manu Jain, India head, Xiaomi, told Medianama that, “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.”