57°
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
7 Day Forecast

Latest Weather Blog

Follow our weather team on social media

Patent dispute could block Apple's iPhone 6 sales in Beijing

5 months 2 weeks 3 days ago June 17, 2016 Jun 17, 2016 Friday, June 17 2016 June 17, 2016 3:15 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: ApNewsNow

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is embroiled in a Chinese patent dispute that threatens to block future sales of the iPhone 6 in Beijing unless the company can overturn a regulator's recent ruling.

The potential ban stems from a decision issued last month by the Beijing Intellectual Property Office. The agency found the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus infringed on a Chinese company's patent for the exterior design of its smartphone called the 100C.

Apple Inc. is still being allowed to sell the both of the affected iPhone models while it appeals the ruling to an intellectual property court in China.

If it loses, Apple could be forbidden from selling its most profitable iPhones in China's capital at a time when sales of the entire iPhone line have already been declining.

More News

Desktop News

Click to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Radar
7 Days