Baili, the company that recently filed a patent infringement suit against Apple and won an initial injunction against the company’s iPhone 6, barely exists, according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal. Baili accused Apple of copying its smartphone, the 100C, for the design of the iPhone 6. As I argued in the initial news, the judge that ruled in its favor needs a visit to LensCrafters – the phones don’t look alike – but I digress.
The Wall Street Journal dug into Baili and presented a pretty dreary picture of the company, if you can even call it that. It’s owned by another company named Digione and apparently had big plans for taking on the smartphone market. But Digione “collapsed” and was “brought down by buggy products, mismanagement and fierce competition.” It doesn’t even sell smartphones any more, it seems. So it’s basically trying to survive off of this one suit that it filed two years ago, and one that Apple has already appealed, allowing it to keep its products on store shelves despite reports to the contrary.
The Wall Street Journal has a compelling report about the attempted rise and quick downfall of Digione and Baili and the folks who managed the firms. The fact that this is still a lawsuit, and one that Apple has to fight, is pretty crazy.