It seems that Xiaomi is not running too thin lately. If a couple of days ago we echoed the complaints of some users who were receiving inappropriate ads on their phones of the company, now it is Justice that could put in check this Chinese manufacturer. There are legal problems for Xiaomi, and the one responsible for this is another Chinese company, Coolpad , that ala has denounced for allegedly infringing some of its patents.
At first, it seemed that everything would remain in an out-of-court settlement like many others that are usually held between large companies, but according to the CEO of Coolpad, the judicial process is real, and could have important consequences for Xiaomi.
Sometimes large companies believe they are above good and evil, and this ends up generating more than unwanted consequences. In Xiaomi’s case, it has been denounced by Yulong Computer Technology , a Coolpad affiliate, who has summoned Xiaomi to the Shenzhen Intermediate People’s Court.
The conflict in question is about a “Multimode mobile communication terminal interface system and method for recording calls” that Xiaomi could have implemented on their smartphones without the consent of Coolpad, and far from being resolved by financial compensation, Coolpad has decided to go for it and has requested that the Xiaomi immediately withdraw from the market My Mix 2 , Redmi Note 4X , My 6 , My Max 2 , My Note 3 , Redmi 5 Plus Y Redmi 5
Needless to say, we are facing 7 smartphones which are a very important part of the bulk of Xiaomi’s sales, since we are talking about its most representative mid-range smartphone, the company’s most innovative phone, a high-end range and several phablets with very good sales.
Coolpad does not just want you paralyze the sale and production of these phones, but also asks for a economic compensation . According to Yulong Computer Technology, Xiaomi would also have infringed other patents related to user interface, notifications and administration of the icons within the application, so Coolpad demands compensation for lost profits related to these patents.
But Coolpad does not intend to stop here, since according to its CEO, Jian Chang, they consider that they have infringed more than 1000 patents of the company and therefore they are already keeping an eye on other companies in the sector .
For its part, Xiaomi, has stated that they have not yet received any summons from the aforementioned Court and that they have no evidence of such judicial process, something that does not seem too logical, and that points to Xiaomi could be trying to downplay to the matter until you reach an agreement.
For now, we can only wait to see how this whole issue evolves, but it is not the first time that a company announces legal measures with the intention of later reaching more lucrative agreements, and this could be one of those cases. Anyway, we will follow this story closely and we will inform you of the facts.