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DELHI HIGH COURT ISSUES ANTI ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION AGAINST XIAOMI ON APPLICATION BY INTERDIGITAL

In my previous blog post on the issue of anti - anti suit injunction, I had mentioned that InterDigital had filed an anti anti-suit injunction against Xiaomi at the Delhi High Court.  Yesterday, the Delhi High Court issued its order against Xiaomi issuing the anti-anti suit injunction.  See : InterDigitalvXiaomi.Judg.09102020.pdf 969 KB The Court ordered: I am of the view that a clear case, for grant of ad interim injunction, in terms of prayer (i) in para 33 of the present application, is made out.Para 33(i) of InterDigital's application is:“33. (i) Grant an injunction against the Defendant Nos. 1-8 in the present proceedings, restraining them from purs... Continue reading

DELHI HC BECOMES THE GO TO VENUE FOR ADJUDICATING SEP DISPUTES IN INDIA

Banner image from here. image_InterDigitalvXiaomicases.png 39.6 KB A couple of days ago, InterDigital filed two patent infringement law suits against Xiaomi at the Delhi High Court (DHC) for infringement of its standard essential patents (SEPs). The matters are CS(Comm) 295/2020 and 296/2020 for infringement of its patents related to cellular and H.265/HEVC – (video compression) technologies. These are IN262910; IN295912 ; IN298719;  IN313036; & IN320182  for the cellular patents and IN242248 / IN299448 & IN308108 for the video compression patents. InterDigital is seeking injunctive relief apart from compensatory / punitive damages for infrin... Continue reading

CHINESE COURT ISSUES ANTI-SUIT INJUNCTION AS RE PENDING DHC CASE INTERDIGITAL V. XIAOMI

In a matter brought by Xiaomi against InterDigital, a Chinese court just  (September 23, 2020) issued an anti-suit injunction against InterDigital from pursuing matters pending in the Delhi High Court.   InterDigital also stands to be fined up to one million yuan per day if it were to violate the order.   InterDigital has filed an anti anti-suit injunction application at the DHC on 29.09.2020.Any pursuit of these matters by InterDigital before the DHC is likely to evoke a per day fine by Chinese courts.  This means that the entire matter (FRAND adjudication) cannot be pursued not just injunctive relief because the same is intrinsically coupled to InterDigital's demands at the DHC.  In ... Continue reading