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Lack of patents may hamper Xiaomi's global ambitions

To overtake Samsung and Apple, Xiaomi needs to enter markets with stringent rights enforcement that may embroil the company in more disputes.


XIAOMI became the biggest smartphone seller in China without an extensive - or expensive - collection of patents. That low-cost approach is now backfiring as accusations of technology infringement stall its global push.

Ericsson sued Xiaomi in India, saying the smartphone...

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