And things could get much worse for HTC following a ruling by the ITC that several HTC handsets infringe on two Nokia patents. The commission found HTC not guilty of infringing on one Nokia patent. The patents found to be infringed on deal with the signals sent and received by both handsets and tablets. The ITC could issue a sales ban blocking the infringing phones from entering into the U.S. A final decision will be made by the ITC on January 23, 2014
The phones involved in the possible sales ban include the HTC Amaze 4G, the HTC Inspire 4G, HTC Flyer, HTC Jetstream, HTC Radar 4G, HTC Rezound and the HTC Sensation 4G. Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant emailed a statement that read, "Nokia is pleased that the initial determination of the ITC confirmed that HTC has infringed two of our patents."
The only good news for HTC here is that the handsets involved are well past their prime and a sales ban against them really wouldn't do any damage to the manufacturer. What this does do is take some time, money and focus away from more important things that the Taiwan based firm could be working on.
source: Reuters via BGR