A court has forced Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi to stop selling its phones in India, denting the company's aggressive expansion plans, after Ericsson claimed the upstart company infringed its patents.
Xiaomi – commonly viewed as China's answer to Apple - sells its phones through one of India's biggest ecommerce sites, Flipkart. Both have been ordered by the Delhi High Court to stop making, importing or selling devices until February, according to court documents seen by Reuters.
Ericsson has accused Xiaomi of infringing eight patents related to its wireless technology and said it has been trying to resolve the issue with the Chinese company for three years. The reported high court injunction covers the devices containing the disputed technologies.