Blue Spike sues Xiaomi, but for now US litigation floodgates for China's premier unicorn remain shut 11 Dec 15
Over the past few days, a number of sources have reported on the US district court lawsuit that has been filed against Xiaomi by a company headquartered in Tyler, Texas by the name of Blue Spike LLC. Inevitably, they have been quick to posit this as the start of an inundation of patent infringement litigation that many pundits – including us at IAM – have slated for the Beijing-based unicorn as it expands into new markets. Furthermore, they have taken it as a signal that Xiaomi’s maiden US product launch is imminent, along with the US Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) reported accreditation of several of the Chinese company’s product lines. However, a closer look at the details of this story provides pause for thought.
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