When it comes to intellectual property rights, theft is a much more complex issue than the physical theft of an object. Therefore, the courts often become a battlefield where seemingly simple cases can turn into a multi-year struggle. Nevertheless, many companies often find themselves in the role of defendant or plaintiff in court.
A similar situation is currently unfolding between Xiaomi and Huawei. Both companies are involved in a lawsuit, appearing before a judge in a copyright infringement case, with Xiaomi accusing Huawei’s CEO of misrepresenting facts in a patent dispute over their smartphones. Here are the details….
Huawei sues Xiaomi over patents for foldable smartphones
Recently, Huawei filed a lawsuit against Xiaomi, claiming that patents related to foldable smartphone hinges were infringed. However, Xiaomi denied these allegations, instead accusing the plaintiff’s representative of misrepresenting the facts and politely making false accusations. The defendant claims that the patent in question, known as the “dragon bone” technology in folding phones, was developed and patented by it independently.
In its defense, Xiaomi emphasized that there are significant differences between the two patents, saying that there are significant differences between them. They even stated: “We urge Yu to adhere to ‘basic scientific and rigorous standards’ and stop unfairly criticizing competitors or misleading the public in the future.” This technology made its debut in the Xiaomi Mix Fold 3 smartphone, whose hinge mechanism is particularly eye-catching. This innovation seems to have caught Huawei’s attention.
Unfortunately, the outcome of the patent dispute between the two companies remains uncertain. As mentioned earlier, in such cases it is difficult to determine the truth and who is right, but patent litigation is a complex process. Especially in situations such as this, they can drag on for years and result in significant legal costs. Therefore, the parties often prefer to reach a settlement in such cases. This may have been the case with Xiaomi and Huawei, but without following the developments, it is impossible to say anything for sure.