Court allows Xiaomi to sell phones on Qualcomm chip till Jan 8

New Delhi, Dec 16 The Delhi High Court Tuesday allowed Chinese handset maker Xiaomi to import and sell its phones in India till Jan 8, but only those devices that use chipsets which are running on Qualcomm processors, a licensee of Ericsson.

A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice R.K. Gauba also asked Xiaomi to deposit Rs.100, towards royalty, for every device it has sold in India or sells till Jan 5 as it posted the matter for Jan 8.

A single judge bench Dec 8 passed an order banning Xiaomi smartphones in India due to patent infringement complaints by Swedish telecom giant Ericsson.

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The court’s order had also extended to e-commerce website, that had an exclusive arrangement with Xiaomi for flash sales of its handsets in India.

The Chinese company Tuesday challenged the single judge order of banning its handsets here, saying it has not infringed Ericsson’s patents as Qualcomm has obtained a licence from the Ericsson for its patented technology.



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