Coolpad has sued three group firms of Xiaomi for several patient infringements. Coolpad’s subsidiary, Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzen) Co Ltd has filed a lawsuit against Xiaomi Telecom Technology Co, Xiaomi Technology Co and Xiaomi Factory Co, in a court in Jiangsu province for using its patents without authorization. The patents involved in this lawsuit are systematic interactions or UI type patents. They all involve basic communication, display and interactive functions of mobile phones and are difficult to be circumvented or replaced.
Yulong has demanded that the Xiaomi companies should immediately stop production or offering for sale and current sale of some of the smartphone models including the Xiaomi 6, Xiaomi Max 2, Xiaomi Note 3, Xiaomi 5X, Redmi Note4X and Mi MIX2. Yulong had filed a similar legal case against Xioami in a Shenzen Court in January 2018 as well.
The three patents are system interaction or UI type patents, involving interactive, applications and icon configuration technologies, whose features are more visible and identifiable on the infringing mobile phones. So, this type of infringement is easy to detect and prove. All these patents involve basic communication, display and interaction functions and are difficult to be circumvented and substituted.
Coolpad hopes that Xiaomi will stop patent infringement and actively cooperate with Coolpad to promote industrial progress. Litigation is a legal remedy for resolving intellectual property disputes. Coolpad is looking forward to Xiaomi to find a better solution, strengthen intellectual property protection and create a good business environment.