Beijing court favors Apple over iPhone 6 design lawsuit — 2022

About a year ago, Apple was involved in a somewhat uncomfortable situation for them, since they were accused of plagiarism. In the end, everything went well for those from Cupertino.

Apple accused of patent plagiarism

In this case, the Beijing court accused Apple of infringing some patents, turning out to be a copy of a Chinese phone. Apparently those from Cupertino were quicker to bring the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus to market, avoiding this accusation.

The company in question is Shenzhen Baili , and the copied phone would be the 100c smartphone. Shenzhen sued Apple because apparently, they had literally copied the entire exterior design of their terminal.

In the end, good news for Apple

Comparison between the two terminals

When the entire issue of the claim for copying patents began to be processed, in Beijing sales of the iPhone were completely suspended , but they obtained an appeal before a court to be able to continue selling.

But in the end things have turned out well for those of the apple, since the demand has been withdrawn. From the court they have recognized that Apple has not infringed any patent that has been presented by Shenzhen Baili.

The same court also stated that the features of iPhone 6 would completely change the effect of the whole product, and made both phones were easily distinguishable in the eyes of consumers .

Was it a strategy on the part of Shenzhen Baili?

Many companies try to gain fame, and most of the time not on their own merits. Similarly, Shenzhen Baili didn't fare too well, and not just because it didn't win the lawsuit.

Apparently, this company, along with its subsidiary Dijon, collapsed in the Chinese market, as it suffered from mismanagement, in addition to being harshly accused of selling poor quality phones .

Via South China Morning Post