I believe the court has not passed a final order here yet, but restrained Ramkumar from preventing the export or import of dual SIM phones by Micromax. This may perhaps explain why Ramkumar desisted from impleading Micromax as a party in the suit before the Madras High Court. I’m also guessing that once the defendants’ appear in the Madras High Court in response to the ex parte order, they will likely challenge of the validity of Ramkumar’s patent.
Pursuant to our last post on this theme, SpicyIP just heard that Micromax, a dual SIM cell phone importer filed a declaratory suit for non infringement before a court in Gurgaon (very close to New Delhi and part of the NCR region). This suit asks the court to declare that Micromax’s imports of dual SIM phones do not infringe Ramkumar’s patent, since they are outside the scope of the claims in his patent. Do any of our readers have more news on this?