Chinese Court Overturns Patent Infringement Ruling Against Apple

Chinese Court Overturns Patent Infringement Ruling Against Apple

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A Chinese court has overturned a ruling against Apple which found that the company had infringed on design patents owned by Shenzhen Baili with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, reports South China Morning Post.

Last May, the Beijing Intellectual Property Office ruled that Apple violated Shenzhen Baili's design patents and barred it from selling those models in the capital. Apple appealed the order and sales were not suspended.

The Intellectual Property Court in Beijing on Friday ruled in Apple's favor.

The court “quashes the decision of the bureau” and “recognises that Apple ... has not infringed the design patent filed by the company Shenzhen Baili”, according to the verdict reported by the People’s Court Daily. The Beijing court determined that the iPhone 6 had features that “completely change the effect of the entire product ... and both phones are easily distinguishable in the eyes of consumers.”

When Baili first took Apple to court it was a promising electronics firm backed by Baidu but since then it has collapsed due to poor quality and an ultra-competitive market.

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