News Corner: Delhi HC Directs Xiaomi to Maintain INR 1000 Crores in Patent Infringement Suit

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Philips has brought an action against Xiaomi before the Delhi High Court in the suit titled Koninklijke Philips N.V. vs Xiaomi Inc. CS(COMM) 502/2020, for infringement of its UMTS enhancement (HSPA, HSPA+) and LTE technologies and patents being IN 275419, IN 271469, and IN 228133

Philips also filed an application seeking an ad-interim injunction against Xiaomi to restrain them from manufacturing/assembling, importing, selling, offering for sale, advertising including through their and third party websites, mobile phones and any future or other devices or models, that include UMTS enhancement (HSPA, HSPA+) and LTE technologies and result in infringement of any of the aforementioned patents. The application also sought an injunction directing the Central Board of Excise and Customs to issue appropriate instructions to custom authorities at every port including airports in India not to allow the import of mobile handsets, by the Defendants that include the specified patents and technologies of Philips.

The aforementioned application bearing no. I.A. 10600/2020 was heard by Justice V. Kameswar Rao on November 27, 2020. Counsel appearing for the Defendants, Mr. Ravi Sharma, submitted that the Defendants shall maintain an amount of INR 1000 Crores in their bank accounts operated in India till the next date of hearing. The Delhi High Court in its order dated November 27, 2020 directed Xiaomi to file the details of the bank accounts operated in India where the amount of INR 1000 Crores is being maintained, on or before December 02, 2020.

Summons has been issued to the Defendants and the matter is next listed on January 18, 2021.

See the order dated November 27, 2020:

Reported by Tanya Varshney, Chief Editor

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