It's not like the governor granting a last second stay of execution for a death row inmate, but Taiwan based manufacturer HTC has won a stay against an injunction in a U.K. appeals court. The stay prevents a sales ban in the U.K. against the HTC One mini
from continuing, so that HTC has time to appeal the ruling made earlier this month
. That court found that the HTC One mini was equipped with a component that infringed on a patent owned by Nokia. The HTC One
, which has the same component, also was found to have infringed on Nokia's patent, but HTC was given an immediate stay on any ban on its flagship Android model.
"HTC is delighted that the Court of Appeal has granted a stay on the injunction against our products. We will immediately resume shipment of all of our devices into the UK, including the entire HTC One family. Similarly, our customers should feel confident in their ability to promote and sell all HTC devices. Even though we plan to aggressively appeal the validity decision of Nokia’s EP 0 998 024 patent, we will continue to work with our chip suppliers on alternative solutions to ensure minimal disruption to our business in the future."-HTC
HTC says that it will continue to "aggressively appeal
" the original decision while at the same time, trying to come up with a workaround through the use of alternate vendors. For those in the U.K. who wanted the HTC One mini for the holidays, you should soon find the phone available again soon.