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HTC and Nokia sign collaboration deal ending all patent litigation between them

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HTC and Nokia sign collaboration deal ending all patent litigation between them
After Nokia recently won four injunctions against HTC in German courts, the Taiwan based manufacturer finally got the hint. HTC and Nokia announced on Friday that they have entered into a collaboration that ends all patent litigation between them. Kudos to HTC for looking at things realistically and realizing that this deal was the best way to go.

HTC faced injunctions against all of its Android flavored models, including the HTC One and variations of that model. The only reason that HTC was still able to sell those devices in Germany was because the courts decided to stay the injunctions until HTC finishes the appeal process. 

The financial terms of the settlement are confidential. HTC and Nokia did have a previous agreement that covered non essential patents. Today's agreement covers standards essential patents and involves HTC paying money to Nokia. The latter will have access to HTC's LTE patent portfolio. Note to Apple and Samsung: this is how it's done.


source: HTC

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