US-based mobile and video technology company, InterDigital has filed two complaints of patent infringement against Xiaomi in Delhi High Court. The company has approached Delhi HC after they couldn’t reach an agreement after the years of negotiation.
The first complaint filed by InterDigital alleged Xiaomi of unauthorized use and patent infringement of five of its cellular 3G and 4G Indian patents. While the second complaint alleges Xiaomi of patent infringement of three of InterDigital’s H.265/HEVC by the Chinese phonemaker.
The company has decided to file the claims after they failed to reach an agreement after negotiating for years. “The claims were filed after years of negotiations and after InterDigital has made clear that it is willing to resolve the terms of a FRAND license through binding arbitration,” stated InterDigital official release.
Five patents included in the first complaint includes solutions pertaining to High-Speed Uplink Packet Access, minimisation of the overhead signaling, multiple antennae transmissions in 4G (LTE ), for efficiently requesting shared uplink resources and switching between the sleep and wake modes.
Other three patent mentioned in the second complaint of H.265/HEVC is related to enhanced video decoder that helps in managing data during video streaming.
“Wireless and video standards play the important role of eliminating barriers to entry, enabling new companies – like Xiaomi – to enter the market and have success despite having made no investment in previous wireless research activities. Advanced research drives key wireless and video standards, and fair licenses with companies that make use of those technologies enable companies like InterDigital to reinvest in still more research, benefiting all users and the industry at large. We’re hopeful that this record of research and licensing success, coupled with this claim in the Delhi High Court, will result in a fair license, and that Xiaomi will join Samsung, Apple, Huawei, and many others as customers of InterDigital,” stated William J Merrit, CEO and President of InterDigital.
The release further added, “The company is further seeking, among other remedies, injunctive relief to prevent further infringement of the litigated patents in India, unless Xiaomi elects to take a license on terms determined to be FRAND by the court.”
InterDigital is known for its significant innovations and contributions in 3G and 4G LTE cellular standards from the past many years. The work is best reflected in its portfolio of 32,000 patents and applications worldwide.