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China: Apple wins iPhone patent case

 |  March 26, 2017

A Chinese court has ruled in favour of Apple over a design patent dispute with a domestic phone-maker, overturning a ban on selling US tech giant’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus phones in China.

In May last year, a Beijing patent regulator ordered Apple’s Chinese subsidiary and a local retailer Zoomflight to stop selling iPhone 6 models, ruling that Apple violated design patents of Chinese maker Shenzhen Baili with its smartphones.

The Chinese phone-maker had lodged a complaint, claiming that the patent for the design of its mobile phone 100c was being infringed upon by the iPhone sales.

Apple and Zoomflight took the Beijing Intellectual Property Office’s banning order to court.

The Beijing Intellectual Property Court on Friday revoked the ban, saying Apple and Zoomflight did not violate Shenzhen Baili’s design patent for 100c phones, state-run Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday.

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