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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) finds itself on the defense again. On October 29, the company filed a petition against lawsuits by BYD Company Limited and BYD Precision Manufacturing Co. Ltd over the use of BYD’s antenna technology in its iPad mini, iPhone 6, and 6s Plus. BYD seeks orders from Chinese courts to prevent production of these devices as they infringe its patents. Meanwhile, Apple races against time to block such court orders. Any disruptions to its supply chain and production will result in a significant decline in revenue along with damage to its reputation. Ultimately, the firm has been forced to file the “Petition for Order Compelling Arbitration and for Injunctive Relief Pending Arbitration.”

The iPhone maker believes that an accord known as the Master Development and Supply Agreement (MDSA), which it had signed with BYD in June 2014, allows the tech giant and its suppliers to use BYD’s patented antenna technology. Under the agreement, BYD will adhere to the condition where it will not assert any patent infringement claims against Apple, its distributors, suppliers and any other related entities.

The twin lawsuits BYD filed against Apple in April 2015, in the Shenzen Intermediate People’s Court, are therefore in direct violation of the MDSA signed between the two entities. BYD had gone a step ahead; not only had it named Apple as the chief defendant, it also sought action against Apple’s four suppliers and one distributor in China. BYD currently seeks a court order for these six parties to cease all activities that infringe patents of its intellectual properties.

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Infringement lawsuit........in China?

Ahahahahahaha!!
    
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Infringement lawsuit........in China?

Ahahahahahaha!!

My thoughts exactly

EDIT: Granted the fact that China is responsible for a ton of patent infringement and piracy it doesn't mean this is not accurate but man it is silly coming out of a country that made a fake apple store.
Edited by b.walker36 - 11/10/15 at 2:34pm
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Infringement lawsuit........in China?

Ahahahahahaha!!

As much as I despise Apple's excessively litigious position, Blizzard actually got a win out there a year ago.
    
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I didn't even know it was possible to file patent infringement suits here in China, I'm shocked.
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Oh, you forgot to buy China's government Apple?

How unfortunate, for you. Maybe you should have stayed in America, where there are elections to buy.
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Infringement lawsuit........in China?

Ahahahahahaha!!

As delicious as the irony is, I actually wouldn't mind if Apple got a taste of its own medicine.
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I'm from the future and this is how world war 3 starts
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I do not feel sorry for apple.
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I'm from the future and this is how world war 3 starts

I hope this was a joke. No one's going to start a war because of Apple, well maybe the fanboys can start a war between eachother but that's about it.
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