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Apple’s latest China setback could encourage patent trolls

Stephy Tang, Hong Kong

The Beijing IP Office has ruled that the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus infringe the design patent of a Chinese-made smartphone, in a case that one IP lawyer believes could provide inspiration to patent trolls

Shenzhen Baili, a Chinese startup digital technology company, filed a complaint in the Beijing IP Office in December 2014, claiming Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models violate the registered design patent (ZL201430009113.9) of its smartphone 100C. At least seven...

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