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Nokia responds to last week's stay of injunction against the HTC One mini in the U.K.

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Nokia responds to last week's stay of injunction against the HTC One mini in the U.K.
Last week, we told you that HTC had received a stay of injunction in a U.K. Appeals Court, reversing a sales ban on the HTC One mini in the country. The HTC One mini and the HTC One had both been found to have infringed on a patent that belonged to Nokia and was used in a component employed by the Taiwan manufacturer in both phones.

In a statement, Nokia said that the same patent will be featured in upcoming patent trials against HTC in Dusseldorf, Germany next month and will also be the subject of trials in Paris, France and Rome, Italy. And Nokia is on its second go around with the same patent at the ITC in the U.S. Meanwhile, on Friday an important ruling in a Nokia v. HTC patent trial in Munich I Regional Court should be announced. Not that the comment will have much influence in court, European Commission Vice President Joaquín Almunia has accused Nokia of patent trolling after selling the Devices and Services division to Microsoft.

Like the Samsung and Apple patent suits in the U.S. and all of the retrials and appeals that are keeping lawyers well fed, the Nokia and HTC battle seems destined to populate a number of courts in Europe, spreading from country to country. Eventually, either Nokia or HTC will have no more appeals left. By then, HTC will have been done with the HTC One and the HTC One mini and you can be pretty sure that the infringing component isn't anywhere near the HTC One 2.

"Nokia was pleased that the UK High Court imposed an injunction on certain HTC products which it found in October to infringe a Nokia patent. The UK Court of Appeal has stayed the injunction until a full appeal hearing next year and Nokia welcomes the Court's invitation for the parties to expedite this. It is unfortunate that the stay means that HTC can continue to benefit from its unauthorized and uncompensated use of Nokia innovations. We look forward to the Court of Appeal confirming that the patent is valid and infringed, lifting the stay on the injunction and awarding Nokia financial compensation for HTC's infringement

The same patent comes to trial in Dusseldorf, Germany next month and is also in suit in Paris, France; Rome, Italy[;] and its US counterpart is in Nokia's second complaint against HTC at the US International Trade Commission. Nokia began its actions against HTC in 2012, with the aim of ending HTC's unauthorised use of Nokia's proprietary innovations and has asserted more than 50 patents against HTC in France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, UK and US. During 2013, HTC has been found to infringe Nokia patents in venues including the Regional Court in Mannheim, Germany, the UK High Court and the US International Trade Commission."
-Nokia statement following last week's stay of injunction

source: FOSSPatents via WMPoweruser

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posted on 19 Dec 2013, 04:27

1. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 966; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


just saying patent trolling is when you complain about curved corners ! commence your complaining !!

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 11:52

6. Ashoaib (Posts: 1968; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Come on nokia dont be a copy cat, dont behave like apple

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:46

9. designerfx (Posts: 69; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


Huh?

Biggest mistake here is relying on fosspatents, a site paid for by nokia/microsoft who obviously is not going to post favorably about android.

Then again, phandroid doesn't fact check and neither does it's authors, clearly.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 04:30 4

2. FiddyPence (Posts: 21; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)


Nokia really are the biggest trolls, buthurt over the Windows Phone 8x. That almost upstaged the 920.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 13:47 1

8. elitewolverine (Posts: 1567; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


Have the 8x here, should have went with nokia at least the 925 has an equalizer for headsets etc.

posted on 20 Dec 2013, 02:18

11. Snoobab (Posts: 174; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I've used both the 920 and the 8x, the latter can't touch the Lumia. Trust me.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 04:43

3. dratomic (Posts: 461; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)


htc one 2 is a stupid name. htc two sounds better.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 04:45

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2624; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Huh.. Now everybody is fighting.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 10:16 3

5. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6428; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


DEAR NOKIA STOP TROLLING stop being M$ lil payroll. and get back to business stop messing around with the consumer. You don't have the right to tell the consumer what not to buy. just because you're afraid of competition

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 13:46 1

7. elitewolverine (Posts: 1567; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)


actually its telling the company what they can sell. I would only imagine how hurt you would be if someone took your username every single time you tried to login...

Meh in the end its clear you don't understand patents.

posted on 19 Dec 2013, 14:47

10. designerfx (Posts: 69; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


If you can't understand that Nokia is patent trolling AND has been warned by the EU to not do so, you are either completely lost or intentionally willing to misrepresent false statements as truth. Seehttp://beta.slashdot.org/story/195373

posted on 21 Dec 2013, 17:19

12. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 966; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


quote "but warned that 'if Nokia were to take illegal advantage of its patents in the future," from your website

there's nothing illegal about this !

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