More bad news for HTC as Taiwan based firm faces sales ban following ITC ruling
posted by Alan F. / Sep 24, 2013, 8:24 PM
And things could get much worse for HTC following a ruling by the ITC that several HTC handsets infringe on two Nokia patents. The commission found HTC not guilty of infringing on one Nokia patent. The patents found to be infringed on deal with the signals sent and received by both handsets and tablets. The ITC could issue a sales ban blocking the infringing phones from entering into the U.S. A final decision will be made by the ITC on January 23, 2014
The phones involved in the possible sales ban include the HTC Amaze 4G, the HTC Inspire 4G, HTC Flyer, HTC Jetstream, HTC Radar 4G, HTC Rezound and the HTC Sensation 4G. Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant emailed a statement that read, "Nokia is pleased that the initial determination of the ITC confirmed that HTC has infringed two of our patents."
The only good news for HTC here is that the handsets involved are well past their prime and a sales ban against them really wouldn't do any damage to the manufacturer. What this does do is take some time, money and focus away from more important things that the Taiwan based firm could be working on.
source: Reuters via BGR
Posts: 181; Member since: Jul 30, 2012
Oh no!!!!! they are going to ban my Sensation!!!! How am i ever going to get over the phone i had two years ago???? :'(
posted on Sep 24, 2013, 8:33 PM 4
No no, they'll only ban you from buying a new one in 2014. Which is equally terrifying since I'm looking for a new paperweight for my desk. :(
posted on Sep 24, 2013, 8:45 PM 15
Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013
Dirty thieves get what they deserve, HTC is a horrible company I hope they are 100% gone in a few years.
posted on Sep 24, 2013, 8:39 PM 4
Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013
i hope your gone 100% in a few years. htc isnt bad they're just not great
posted on Sep 24, 2013, 8:42 PM 21
Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013
People clarify like crazy but all the HTC loving morons like Giani just don't listen and write it off as a conspiracy theory. HTC products do not sell because they suck, not because of any other imaginary reason HTC fans and Samsung haters like to come up with.
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 1:55 AM 0
Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013
I'm not sure I see how they are as bad as Samsung, let alone, worse. Samsung has ripped off companies in practically every field they enter. The Galaxy S was an iPhone ripoff, they ripped off Japanese flatscreen manufacturers to become competitive, they were sued by LG for corporate espionage, they have used SEP patents to sue competitors and been investigated for it, and they are currently being sued by Dyson for blatant copying of patented features. I would say HTC would have to work pretty hard to be worse.
posted on Sep 24, 2013, 9:11 PM 8
Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013
Yes they ripped off Japanese flat screen manufacturers....lol. You are fricking moron because Samsung has been supplying them for ages. In fact, Sony and Samsung had their own factory before until Samsung realized that Sony was dead weight and cut them off. A lot of TV manufacturers use Samsung and Panasonic panels for their televisions.
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 1:59 AM 0
Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012
He is not a troll. He is just plain stup!d. Plus when u take into consideration things like paid students and stuff it's not hard to understand why forums open to discussions are full of this type of characters. As for their beloved sammy...well we are talking about HTC here. Apparently a lot of these so called forum experts (paid students) have expressed their desire for HTC to go bankrupt. Why from a consumer point of view is this a good thing I really can't understand. I know it's frustrating when the likes of the fruit company...HTC and others actually put some thoughts into their designs and use premium materials. But hey it's called choice ! If I whant to buy a premium looking device fine my choice. If I whant to buy an plastic brick with a removable battery...fine again..the point here is WE need choices.
posted on Sep 25, 2013, 1:46 AM 0
HTC can't catch a break lately. When will they learn!
posted on Sep 24, 2013, 8:45 PM 2
What happened with HTC lately, before this?
posted on Sep 24, 2013, 8:48 PM 0
Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011
Most of these devices are discontinued anyway and, even if they are banned, President "O" will do the right thing and Veto the ban. After all, it would be the fair thing to do since he iVetoed the ITC Apple ban earlier this year. Here's to "O's" democracy: separate and equal.
posted on Sep 24, 2013, 9:09 PM 9
Posts: 2137; Member since: Oct 18, 2011
Who cares for those 2 year old phones...HTC shouldn't spend money fighting over it.
posted on Sep 24, 2013, 10:02 PM 0
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