The Chinese company that won a patent ruling against Apple may no longer even be in operation

Shenzhen Baili, the Chinese company that won a Beijing patent office ruling that the iPhone 6 copied its own Baili 100C smartphone (pictured), apparently is no longer operating.


“[Parent company] Digione had collapsed, brought down by buggy products, mismanagement and fierce competition, according to former employees and investors,” according to the Wall Street Journal. “Digione has been absent from China’s mobile-phone market for at least a year and Baidu has accused it of squandering its investment.”

The WSJ says calls to the company went unanswered. What’s more, visits to three registered addresses for Shenzhen Baili Marketing Services found no offices — and the company’s websites have been deleted.

The case is expected to take a long time to be resolved by the courts, notes 9to5Mac. Meanwhile, Apple can continue to sell iPhones in the China.