Xiaomi has been slapped with a ¥50 million ($7.5 million) lawsuit for 3GPP patent infringement by Yuan Gongyi. The patent named “Common Packet Channel”, patent number: ZL00800381.5 was originally an intellectual property of Jinqiao Technology Co. Ltd (New Jersey, USA) after which it was transferred to the plaintiff Yuan Gongyi on 6 December 2016.
Gongyi claims that Xiaomi has used the patented technology in their Mi 5X, Mi Max 2 and Mi Note 3 phones that are sold in China without permission. As claimed by the plaintiff, the manufacturing and selling of these devices without the company’s permission falls under the scope of protection of patents. The lawsuit has been filed against Xiaomi Technology Co. Ltd. and Xiaomi Communication technology Co. Ltd. The technology detailed in the patent can be applied to WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, HSPA, & LTE.
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This is not the first time that a lawsuit has been filed against Xiaomi. Earlier this year Coolpad sued the Apple of China for patent infringement and asked for termination of the Mix 2S production. Last year, a lawsuit was filed against selling the Redmi Note 2 devices with false information. The plaintiff has asked the court to order the Chinese manufacturer to stop the infringement of the technology and pay for the intellectual property damage. Xiaomi is yet to resp2ond on the same.