Mar 27, 2017

Apple wins iPhone 6 patent battle in China

China's patent regulator agreed with Baili and imposed the ban on Apple and local reseller Zoomflight. Sales of the Apple phones were allowed to continue while the court case and appeal were being heard. The court said the iPhone 6 models did not infringe on the design and patents owned by Baili as people could easily distinguish between the 100c and the Apple models. Sales of Apple phones in China have come under pressure recently thanks to strong local competition from Huawei, Xiaomi and newer firms such as Oppo and Vivo. Last year, Apple sales in Greater China, which covers China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, were down 33%. Beijing's Intellectual Property Office and Baili said they were considering whether to appeal against the court's decision.

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