Nokia alleges that HTC One infringes on its patents; sales ban possible
0. phoneArena 27 May 2013, 17:09 posted on
Finnish handset manufacturer Nokia has filed with the ITC claiming that HTC is infringing on its patents; Nokia says that the Taiwan based HTC is trying to push off responsibility to its suppliers. The patents involved seem to deal with chips made by Broadcom and Qualcomm and are used on the popular HTC One...
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1. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
I called this happening over a month ago and got downvoted. Here you go its finally happening just like I said it would.
11. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
NOKIA should pick on somebody their own size... They wouldn't dare challenge Samsung with copying... Poor HTC, getting kicked around from every direction, by these OEM's. their already paying Apple $8.00 a phone. Come on Nokia. :/
30. esperanza (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2013)
their already paying Apple $8.00 a phone.
39. phil2n (Posts: 487; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
The latter mistakenly thought that the exclusivity period had expired???
sounds some bias here, it's not a mistake; ST Microelectronics just want to earn and thought that Nokia won't check HTC One but they've been caught..
48. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 704; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)
HTC is in a big trouble... HTC First is a huge loss.... one doing good but not enough ..... in this era of huge competition no one mercy anyone
38. Klevis88 (Posts: 12; Member since: 15 May 2013)
Nokia has the biggest patent portfolio of all those companies. Nokia beat Apple in court. Samsung has no innovation of its own. Its software is from Google and the parts it supplies to other manufacturers are paid in full when they are bought. Samsung has nothing to go against Nokia.
50. rd_nest (Posts: 1593; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
56. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
fu%^ htc...when Nokia was in trouble everybody laughed at them so what do you expect now?
17. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
42. Hemlocke (unregistered)
I didn't downvote you, nor am i going to do so now.
The fact is, this threat by Nokia is as hollow as Samsung's threat to sue Apple for LTE. If Broadcom and Qualcomm are licensed for the IP, then HTC is too because the licensing is included in the purchase contract and price. Why do you think no Android OEM has had any luck suing Apple? They purchase from licensed manufacturers.
43. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Just because you called it, doesn't mean that Nokia is going to get a sales ban on HTC. A more likely outcome will be that the suppliers to HTC will get tagged with sales bans if they don't have a license agreement with Nokia. Unless Nokia can show that HTC has deliberately used suppliers as cut-outs, then HTC has exposure. Proving such a claim absent a smoking gun, is going to be a stretch, however.
I suspect that Nokia is feeling some pain from HTC if they are resorting to litigation as a business strategy.
51. belovedson (Posts: 988; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
good job shatter. i was wondering how nokia was simply dismissing htc's obvious blunder. nokia did the smart thing. waited for htc to make some bling
2. papss (unregistered)
For f)ck sake.. Just stop the ridiculousness already.... Get the real copy cat SS. They all could sue over something that SS copied.
3. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
There is nothing illegal that about Samsungs "copying." What HTC did is illegal and I hope they get what they deserve.
40. tiara6918 (Posts: 2045; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Hdshatter,you always troll on HTC articles and bash the company anytime possible. This is clearly not the fault of htc
49. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
HTC is the worst smart phone manufacturer in the world right behind apple.
72. TheBitterTruth (unregistered)
too much bad ass nowadays
52. belovedson (Posts: 988; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)
it wasn't the fault of htc? i guarantee htc knew nokia had some partnership, they either ignored it or was duped by its supplier. i am guessing the former
57. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
not? I think they were aware of what kind of technology Nokia uses. And when they were offered the same they agreed. So they are partially guilty.
5. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
Talk about irony. I hope you realize that the company from your profile pic does the same thing. (EVERYONE COPIES and there is nothing wrong with that.) And this post has nothing to do with "Copying" -_-
Like what @HDShatter said, HTC did not ask Nokia for permission (they "mistakenly" used parts that Nokia patented or owned) and they are trying to shift the blame to its supplier.
31. tedkord (Posts: 11985; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
If it's the same parts as in the trial overseas, Nokia neither owns or had patents on the parts, they have an exclusivity deal with the supplier, and the supplier broke that agreement (by mistake, as reported). It was the suppliers fault, HTC was not privy to the terms of their agreement.
33. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
Thanks for some feedback. So I guess HTC is not to blame after all (unless they knew about the agreement and broke it anyways). Some of the patents Nokia is using to sue HTC is ridiculous!
12. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Maybe Volkswagen should sue you by using their emblem without their written permission. How does it feel now you copy cat?
32. alltechinside (Posts: 248; Member since: 21 Apr 2013)
Have to say, that gave me a laugh but that wasn't my point lol All car manufacturers have 4 wheels on their cars. Whoever came out with that idea should sue others for copying right? NOPE.
58. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
it's about a specific part of technology. Keep your irony for yourself.
15. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)
Nah, Popss I don't think so... Samsung has already gone through a "Thremonuclear War" with Apple, and still have plenty of cash on hand, too beat down poor Nokia.
36. SleepingOz (unregistered)
You should definitely avoid PA when you're having your period, buddy.
Based on your stupid logic;
IBM should sue every smartphone company,
Sharp should sue them for making phones with camera sensors
and Samsung should sue them for making MP3 supporting phones.
64. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Before a year being a apple hater was trend...
Now the trend is to be a samsung hater...
You guys will always hate the big fish unless it's your favourite....
4. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Ooooh snap its the clash of the titans now...well apart from apple and Samsung....this should be interesting