Micromax has promised to try to work out a deal with Ericsson after the Swedish equipment maker sued the leading domestic handset maker for alleged patent infringement.
The company issued the statement after a court on Monday gave an interim ruling in favour of Ericsson, which had filed an $18-million suit against Micromax, accusing it of using its patented technology. The suit marks the first high-profile Indian patent litigation case amid a number worldwide, notably between Apple and Samsung.
The court told Micromax to work out what is known as a Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory, or FRAND, licence agreement with Ericsson.
Handset makers often rely on technologies owned by other firms to make their mobile phones and conclude a FRAND licence agreement when doing so.