“A couple of inaccurate reports, such as one on Forbes, suggest that Apple’s iPhone today got hit with a nationwide sales ban in China due to a copyright case,” Steven Millward reports for Tech in Asia.
“That’s not true,” Millward reports. “But Apple is facing a weird and complex legal challenge right now.”
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus infringe on Shenzhen Baili’s patent rights because of similarities to its 100C phone, the Beijing Intellectual Property Office wrote in its decision… While the decision covers only Beijing, future lawsuits against Apple could take the case as a precedent, potentially influencing the outcomes of litigation elsewhere in China.
Millward reports, “So the iPhone is still on sale in Beijing and across the country.”
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MacDailyNews Take: There’s no “infringement” on Apple’s part.
The devices involved:
Beijing regulator orders Apple to stop sales of iPhone 6/Plus models – June 17, 2016
Chinese company sues Apple for alleging ‘copying’ their design in iPhone 6 – June 16, 2016