Just the next step in the avalanche of high-tech patent litigation in China. And as for the question of whether or Chinese courts will actually issue an injunction against a large foreign tech company... the answer is yes. I will post more information about this case on my blog within the next few days. Normally I would be able to do so immediately but IPBC starts tomorrow here in Shanghai.
The most important quote is as follows:
IN a first-instance decision, the Intermediate People’s Court of Fuzhou is said to have ordered Tianjin Samsung Communication Technology Co to stop the production and sale of four infringing handset models, and pay damages of 10 million yuan ($1.5 million) to the plaintiff, Fujian ETIM Information & Technology Co.
See the IAM article here.
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