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Micromax’s Yu Televentures violates Ericsson patents: Court injunction

The Delhi High Court has extended the injunction against handset manufacturer Micromax to its subsidiary Yu Televentures for violating Ercisson's patents, reports Mint. The court held Micromax guilty of contempt of the injunction order since its subsidiary continued to use the patents in question without permission. Ericsson had filed a patent infringement lawsuit worth Rs 100 crore against Micromax in March 2013, alleging that Micromax had infringed on eight Standard Essential Patents (SEPs) used in its 2G, 3G and 4G devices. This was after Micromax had reportedly refused to sign a Fair, Reasonable and Non-discriminatory (FRAND) license agreement and a three-year negotiation with the company had failed. The court ruled in favor of Ericsson in 2014 and Micromax agreed to pay Rs 55 crore in fines to Ericsson. Ericsson found that Yu Televentures continued to make and sell phones using the same patents without any payments. The Swedish firm…

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