Shenzhen-based smartphone maker Coolpad said on Thursday that its rival Xiaomi has to immediately stop selling and manufacturing devices that infringe upon many of its patents — more than two weeks after it locked horns with the Chinese competitor. The handset maker’s subsidiary named Yulong filed a fresh suit which alleged that Xiaomi has infringed upon its patents related to dual-SIM card support and User Interface (UI) design.
Highlighting that Coolpad is hopeful of Xiaomi putting an end to patent infringement, Nancy Zhang, Global Chief Patent Officer, Coolpad, told IANS in an interview that we are ready to actively co-operate with them to promote industrial progress but the infringement has to stop. “We filed for our first patent back in 1998. As you may be aware of, we have a global portfolio and the most famous one is our Android system implemented technology — the dual SIM card technology which is patented globally. We put hard efforts and took us five years of research and engineering to develop this technology,” Nancy informed.
The handset maker is looking forward to work with Xiaomi to find a better solution, strengthen intellectual property protection and create a good business environment. Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co. Limited — a subsidiary of Coolpad — filed the lawsuit against Xiaomi Telecom Technology Co, Xiaomi Technology Co, and Xiaomi Factory Co, in a Jiangsu court in China for copying its patents without authorisation.
According to the company, one of the patents involves its dual-SIM-card-dual-standby technology. “With this (dual SIM) technology, Coolpad received the second prize for technological progress, Shenzhen Mayor Award and also the China Patent Award this is amongst the highest awards in China for recognition of technological contributions. We received these honours between 2015 and 2016,” Nancy said….