IP Lawsuit Fears, Mimicry and Xiaomi

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February 17, 2015 by ...

Xiaomi is tippy toeing into the USA. Sure they will sell stuff, but not the thing they are known for. Rather than enter full bore with heads held high, Xiaomi will hobble in like one of those guys in a police lineup- sullen-faced, slouching, look of guilt yanking at its lips.

‘The problem,?’ you ask?

‘Theft,’ I answer. ‘Rather than enter on a Red Carpet of glory, Xiaomi’s lack of respect for intellectual property dictates that they peddle their most benign knockoffs. Rather than overwhelm us with ‘whiz bang’ cell phones, Xiaomi can only sell communist army-themed bunnies, power bricks and ear bleed-inducing headphones.’

How apropos that Xiaomi’s entrance into the world’s largest market be marred with a hint of embarrassment. When the smoke cleared off the hype-filled pretender, we are left with the reality. Xiaomi will not be able to sell phones into mainstream markets until they pull on their big-boy britches and obey the law. Until that point, the only thing we Americans can actually buy from Xiaomi is the hype.

You can buy this

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But not this

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