The real dispute is between Nokia and ST Microelectronics, which produced the microphone for both Nokia and HTC although it did not have permission from the Finnish based handset maker to sell HTC the patented components. The HDR microphone on the HTC One has been marketed as a major feature on the device, but the technology does belong to Nokia and HTC's response is one of disappointment. HTC's executives "are considering whether it will have any impact on our business and we will explore alternative solutions immediately."
In the wake of the decision, Nokia has told HTC that it should compete with its own innovations and to "stop copying from Nokia." Nokia can now seek a sales ban on the HTC One in the country, another problem for the already delayed handset.