Tencent "first line" author Wang Pan
On the afternoon of May 11, Coolpad held a media conference in Hong Kong on the matter of disputes with Xiaomi's patents, requesting Xiaomi to stop production and sales of equipment that infringes patents.
Yesterday evening, Coolpad Group issued an announcement that Yulong Communications, an affiliate, recently infringed disputes on invention patent rights and sued Xiaomi Communications Technology Co., Ltd., Xiaomi Technology Co., Ltd. and Xiaomizhijia Business Co., Ltd. Nanjing First Branch.
Yulong Communication believes that Xiaomi has infringed on its implementation method of “multi-mode mobile communication terminal call record interface system” and issued patent rights to require Xiaomi to stop production, promise sales and sales, and infringe on the patented Xiaomi MIX 2 and Redmi Note 5. Red Rice 5 Plus mobile phone behavior, coupled with compensation for economic losses. Cool said that the case has been accepted and has not yet been heard.
In this regard, Xiaomi said to Tencent "First-line" that the stability of several patents that Cool claims the right is open to question. Xiaomi has already submitted an invalid request for several patents submitted by Coolpad. It is expected that this matter will have a fair solution under the legal framework.
Xiaomi said that in response to the May 10, 2018 Cool announcement that it applied to the trial court to apply for a ban in China, Xiaomi has not received any notification from the court so far. Millet's business activities are all normal and all mobile phone models are selling as usual.
Xiaomi also stated that Xiaomi has attached great importance to intellectual property rights and patents since its establishment and has so far had a strong accumulation of patents. As of March 31, 2018, Xiaomi had submitted more than 23,000 patent applications, including more than 3,600 authorized domestic patents, over 3,500 patents have been registered overseas, and more than 16,000 domestic ones. Foreign patent applications are being processed. In addition, Xiaomi has already conducted in-depth intellectual property cooperation with companies such as Qualcomm, Microsoft, and Nokia, including cross-licensing and patent purchases. Xiaomi welcomes all partners who have truly high quality and effective patents.
Cool is currently in poor operating condition. It released its 2016 annual report in March 2018, and the 2017 annual report does not know when it will be released. According to the 2016 annual report, the remaining amount of Cool's account remaining at the end of 2016 was only HK$1.3 billion. The accountant’s report mentioned that the amount of money that can be collected to sell assets in 2017 may add up to only 100 million Hong Kong dollars.
Sun Yanxi, dean of the first mobile phone industry research institute, said: “Coolie filed a patent lawsuit against Xiaomi at the time of Xiaomi’s IPO preparation, and it should be more of a brush and a sense of presence. For the market, although the long-lost Cool has also introduced new machines, its presence is low. And Cool has so far failed to clarify the direction of the future is to continue the mobile phone business, or a comprehensive shift to real estate, which is not a good sign for Cool. ”