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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37. -box- (Posts: 3789; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Starting small. If they can win against HTC, they can go against other infringers. They already have won against apple before, so they have that experience. Anyone saying Nokia's patents or innovations are frivolous needs to remember that Nokia, along with Motorola and Siemens, created and spread the mobile industry to the far reaches of the world. Samsung, apple, HTC, LG, etc, stood on the shoulders of these giants without paying the price with due respect and recognition. Yes, they have innovated their own things, but could not have done so without the prior tech first. Much like how Ford "got America on wheels", (and granting that they/he was not the first to make a car, just to make it popular) and shortly after other manufacturers copied the assembly line process and building techniques. Ditto for other mass-production items throughout history.
44. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5404; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Oh not again! What the hell is wrong with you Nokia? *facepalm*
46. dkdevil18 (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Mar 2013)
This all started when htc made an honest mistake and paid apple for every htc one sold.
Then everyone said, hey if apple could why not me ?
Nokia might have a good portfolio of patents, but the ones presented here are not.
So at the end it's all about taking money from the smartphone that is doing ok in sells.
55. HDShatter (Posts: 1021; Member since: 17 Jan 2013)
So if you spent a lot of money researching and developing a really good phone microphone and your supplier broke your 1 year exclusive contract 6 months early you wouldn't be sueing?
63. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
they can't accept the truth HDShatter. Because we're talking about samsung . If it was apple their opinions would be different.
It's the same situation with electronic piracy. You can justify illegal content on your computer but it doesn't change the fact that you stole something.
66. shuaibhere (Posts: 1428; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)
Who said talked about samsung????
You guys are really dragging samsung in every thing that is bad..
67. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
because being a samsung fan became something like being an apple fan a few years back.
The point is that htc must have known that this tech belong to Nokia, yet they decided to use it. if they will be banned it's their fault./ You can't blame Nokia for defending their property.
68. sbw44 (Posts: 389; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
Actually PA dragged them in "With Nokia handsets no longer the most popular in the world (that title goes to Korean based Samsung)"
This had nothing to do with samsung yet PA had to mention their precious Samsung.
Also "The company is turning to its IP portfolio to try to get some cash" WTF??? Do you have any concrete proof that Nokia is doing this only for some cash?
Just shows how biased this website is towards some people!
62. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
yeah, for a thief like you, it's obvious.
69. sbw44 (Posts: 389; Member since: 04 Dec 2012)
Certainly Htc had to know Nokia was that Microphones! Nokia was the first to use microphones that can record up to 140db and yet Htc's came and said their stuff can do better.
The funny thing is if ST Microelectronics told Htc that their exclusive period with Nokia is done and its fine for Htc to use it, how can Htc go and use the same microphones Nokia used and name it what? HDR microphones or whatever and claim its the next best thing?
70. Shrihari (Posts: 79; Member since: 29 Jan 2013)
nokia trying to make some quick cash because lumias are selling nice either...