Xiaomi to keep Rs. 1000 crores in bank, Vivo to not create encumbrance in manufacturing plant after Philips moves Delhi HC for patent infringement

In Koninklijke Philips NV vs Xiaomi & Ors, Philips filed an infringement suit against Xiaomi in the Delhi High Court. Due to this Rs. 1000 crores have been undertaken to be maintained in the Indian operated banks of Xiaomi. Whereas in Koninklijke Philips NV vs Vivo Mobile Communications & Ors, Vivo has been specified to not create any burden in the manufacturing plant in Greater Noida. Two single judge benches of the High Court passed separate orders for these hearings. Philips have claimed that Xiaomi and Vivo have infringed their “Standard Essentials Patent” under the telecommunication technologies. Justice Rajiv Shakdher, a Single judge Bench who was dealing with the Vivo case has ordered an affidavit which states that Vivo would not create any encumbrance during the adjudication of the following case and that it has the title over Greater Noida manufacturing plant. In order to fast-track the trial and the final adjudication, this direction was passed after it was agreed upon by the parties. Xiaomi had to maintain Rs. 1000 crores in its bank account as directed by the Single Bench Judge Justice V Kameswar Rao in the Xiaomi trial. February 10, 2021 and March 1, 2021 are the dates of the next hearings against Vivo and Xiaomi respectively. Philips was represented by Senior Advocate CM Lall with Singh & Singh Advocates Ashutosh Kumar, Devanshu Khanna, Nancy Roy, Palash Maheshwari, Vrinda Bagaria, Munesh Sharma, Swarnil Dey, Saya Choudhary Kapur, Nikhil Chawla. Advocates Ravi Sharma, Amitavo Mitra, Arjun Gadhoke, Aniruddh Bhatia appeared for Xiaomi. The counsel for Vivo consisted of Advocates Saikrishna Rajagopal, Siddharth Chopra, Julien George, Garima Sahney, Dr Amitavo Mitra, Anu Paarcha, Dr Victor Vaibhav Tandon, Arjun Gadhoke, Vivek Ayyagari, Avijit Kumar, Aniruddh Bhatia.

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