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HTC's Android devices face ban in Germany after Nokia wins another injunction in court

0. phoneArena 21 Dec 2013, 15:26 posted on

HTC has been trying to put out some legal fires lately. But just when they think that they have one fire under control, another pops up. In the U.K., HTC has received a stay of injunction preventing Nokia from enforcing a sales ban it won in court against the HTC One mini. Actually, the Finnish based OEM won a sales ban against both the HTC One and the HTC One mini...

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posted on 21 Dec 2013, 16:34 1

1. toiletcleaner (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


And here we go again,

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 16:56 5

3. Finalflash (Posts: 3230; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


I know, so fackin BS. These patent trolls only get a leg up on the weak small competitors. What better way to win than by competition in the courtroom, where they definitely can't compete.

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 20:29 2

11. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


Didn't the U.K. jidge lifted the ban. Patent wars is getting out of hand.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 21:20

39. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


My fault on my misspelling. I have to turn off the auto correct spelling

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 12:53

33. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Patent war seems like going to put an end to technological advancement

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 12:59

34. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Nokia cant compete with any manufacturer so its good for them to keep money flowing atleast by playing dirty, by playing patent patent...

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 16:50 7

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Uh oh. This is devastating news in HTC's HQ.

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 18:27 4

8. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


Don't be. As long as they make devices like the One they will be fine. This is an android patent infringement just like the one in uk was related to Qualcomm. Pretty sure they get compensation in any cases. With this one however it will be interesting because Google needs to start defending. And if I'm honest...I would rather be worried for Nokia...not only their phones are mehhh..With this behaviour they won't win any fans.. oh and let's be straight... Nokia has every right to defend their intellectual property.. but why go for the smallest...and weakest... Nokia is not Apple...they don't have enough fan base to deal with all the hate..

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 23:56

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It was HTC, not Android. You don't see Google being sued by Nokia.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 00:11 4

16. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Nokia is acting very childish. They do stuff like this, mock competition and (which is Very big no no) users that use competiting product. Nokia is now offically douche.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 01:18

19. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


This is MS speaking, not Nokia.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 01:35 1

20. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


papaSmurf do you have anything to backup that claim and all htc has to do is hit up qualcomm and ask for something different powering their one's !

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 06:29 1

26. giani (Posts: 269; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


And I quote:"This could be a scare for all Android manufacturers although Google chose not to get involved in the case at this point."

I know you are 12...but even you can understand that if it was a pure HTC infringement that phrase should not be in the article. Plus if you Google it a bit you will find that is
AN ANDROID INFRINGEMENT! HENCE MY FIRST REPLY and why I think Nokia is very LAME.

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 17:00 5

4. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


I feel bad for HTC :(

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 20:29

12. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


I feel sad for Nokia :(

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 23:45

13. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I feel bad for both. Nokia wasn't like this before M$.

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 17:00

5. roozbeh101 (Posts: 94; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


NOKIA tries to catch up with others! so as HTC ! like apple/samsung fight that made everybody focus on their flagships and products ! these two are trying to get customers extra attention !

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 17:48 15

6. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


I'm starting to dislike Nokia as mush as I dislike Apple.

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 18:43 5

9. maccess (Posts: 742; Member since: 16 Jan 2013)


same here.. even though i was a nokia user at symbian era from like 6600 to something like n95.. but then i lost my faith since they decided to go with wp and start acting like a douche on twitter..

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 00:01 3

15. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


I love Nokia, but I'm not sure how long anymore. They use Windows Phone, which for me is like good feature phone OS. They also do lots of BS commercials, and are really d-bags on Twitter. And now they are owned by company which makes average desktop OS, (even I use it, eventhough I hate M$ but it's basicly only choice besides Mac-only OS X) and basicly all the rest they do is worse than competition (well, Xbox music is ok).

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 05:03 2

24. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1543; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


Yes because two large corporations suing each other is affecting your life so dramatically that you hate one of them. Grow up people. This was done for hundreds of years now. Its very simple. If you never stole anything or if you always payed for using other companies technologies then you dont have to be afraid of getting sued, Its simple as that. Oh and NOKIA being one of the first mobile phone companies with motorola they own s**t loads of patents that many times are used by others without paying them.

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 18:04

7. dspkblympkbl (Posts: 51; Member since: 23 May 2013)


If Nokia wants to make money they better sell some phones...apple's iPhone sells, learn that from them, Nokia.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 06:50 1

28. Sonny_09 (Posts: 49; Member since: 24 May 2013)


And Apple doesn't sue for other's infringement of their own patents?

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 20:26 3

10. GeekMovement (unregistered)


Man HTC was already in a tough position to begin with. If their next flagship doesn't sell as well as the HTC One, they're in trouble.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 00:14 3

17. ihavenoname (Posts: 1693; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


HTC is great company, they make (mostly) unique and well made, innovative phones. I think that they will be ok, but nothing is sure.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 00:32 3

18. GeekMovement (unregistered)


I agree, the designs of their phones are spectacular. The next HTC flagship is one I'm definitely excited and looking forward to this coming year.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 01:36

21. Thehamster (Posts: 19; Member since: 04 Dec 2013)


Man I am torn. HTC and Nokia are my two favorite oems. It sucks when they behave this way, but it is understandable that they want to make money on their own patents...

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 02:15 1

22. Antonyjoseph (Posts: 217; Member since: 06 Apr 2013)


If HTC is copying technology without paying for it they deserve this. After all they are not operating in the Chinese market, where the concept of copyright infringements doesnt seem to exist.

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 03:35 1

23. b1acktiger (Posts: 223; Member since: 19 May 2012)


Didn't understood why Nokia is targeting HTC only, 1st in UK, the infringement was Qualcomm's chipset based, its not a secret that all the major OEM's use qualcomms chipset. And now in germany, its purely an infringement of Google's android software. But Nokia is targeting only HTC. Why's that ?

posted on 22 Dec 2013, 06:26

25. Jaeel (Posts: 27; Member since: 18 Apr 2013)


Dunno. Perhaps they see HTC as one more likely to pay up, since they really don't have time or money to spend in long legal battles.

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