In the past six months, from "dual-ADC high-definition recording" to "one machine three slots," Xiaomi's mobile phones have been frequently used by netizens as "spitting water", and even the latest series of mobile phones such as Xiaomi MIX2, Redmi Note 5A and Xiaomi 6 have also been launched. Begin to cause the user's question. According to insiders, many of Millie's original loyal fans have now moved to the camps of Huawei, OPPO, VIVO, and Cool.
Frequent infringement disputes
Xiaomi started to enter the mobile phone market in 2011. It sells the first smartphone in the form of an online subscription. It is favored by everyone thanks to its innovative sales model, innovative mobile phone operation experience, and a low price of RMB1,999.
However, in recent years, Xiaomi’s mobile phones have not only gradually lost its “innovative” quality advantage, but also the hidden intellectual property issues of its new mobile phones.
Since September last year, Xiaomi has repeatedly caused infringement disputes due to intellectual property rights issues in new mobile phones.
In September 2017, Jiang Yan, the founder of Chongqing Qing Tan Technology Co., Ltd., issued a statement to the public that the technology of dual-ADC high-definition recording used on the Xiaomi MIX2 phone was suspected of infringing on its own patent rights.
In October 2017, someone posted a message pointing out that Xiaomi’s infringement directly used the Redmi Note 5A map posted by Lei Jun’s microblog and pointed out that “one machine, three slots” Cato infringed the patent, and the other party also threw a copy. patent certificate.
In February 2018, Cool Group issued an announcement stating that many millet eco-chain companies such as Xiaomi Technology infringed its invention patent rights and formally filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court.
A few days ago, Cool Company announced that it had filed an application to the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court to rule that the defendant should stop infringing the patent right. The infringing products include five popular mobile phone models: Redmi Note4X, Xiaomi 6, Xiaomi Max2, Xiaomi Note3 and Xiaomi 5X. Once the court determines that Xiaomi is infringing, these five Xiaomi phones will face the risk of ban sales.
It is understood that these five models are all popular products that Xiaomi has listed in 2017, and its sales accounted for an important part of Xiaomi's annual revenue. Once these mobile phones are banned, Xiaomi will face a huge blow.
Foreign-related disputes have not yet been settled
In fact, Xiaomi's mobile phone intellectual property issue does not stop at home.
As early as 2014, Xiaomi was accused by Ericsson of infringing 8 patents such as ARM, EDGE, 3G and other related technologies owned by Ericsson and was sued by Ericsson in India to the Delhi High Court of India. At the time, in order not to lose the Indian market, Xiaomi Co., Ltd. actively took "ground compensation" and temporarily obtained the continued sales of Qualcomm chipsets according to the condition that "each equipment prepaid 100 rupees to be deposited by the court". Mobile phones equipped with MediaTek chips are still in the "forbidden" state.
In December 2015, Xiaomi Company was also sued by an NPE named Blue Spike in the United States to the Marshall Branch of the US District Court for the Eastern District of East Texas. The company accused Xiaomi of using smart communication devices sold through the Tomtop to allegedly infringe on its patent rights in the United States.
At the same time in 2015, Xiaomi Company was also sued by the largest telecom company in the Netherlands to the Beijing Intellectual Property Court. It is understood that this company holds a large number of standard essential patents related to 3G. In February 2018, the Beijing Intellectual Property Court held a trial for the case. The Royal KPN Company has doubled the claim amount from RMB 9.3 million to RMB 18.6 million, but has not pronounced yet.
In other words, in addition to a number of mobile phones being prosecuted in China, Xiaomi still has a number of vital patent disputes pending at home and abroad.