Nokia alleges that HTC One infringes on its patents; sales ban possible
posted by Alan F. / May 27, 2013, 5:09 PM
With Nokia handsets no longer the most popular in the world (that title goes to Korean based Samsung), the company is turning to its IP portfolio to try to get some cash. Another suit filed against HTC in San Diego covers three separate patents for a "terminal, method and computer program product for interacting with a signalling tag." Nokia alleges that HTC uses this patent in ten smartphones including the Facebook Home powered HTC First and the HTC One.
You might remember that last month, a court in the Netherlands held HTC blameless for the use of a dual-membrane microphone part for the HTC One that Nokia had an exclusive on thanks to a deal it had with ST Microelectronics. The latter mistakenly thought that the exclusivity period had expired and sold the parts to HTC in violation of a deal worked out between Nokia and ST Microelectronics. HTC is being allowed to use the remaining inventory of parts it ordered since it acted in good faith.
source: FOSSPatents via ZDNet
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I called this happening over a month ago and got downvoted. Here you go its finally happening just like I said it would.
posted on May 27, 2013, 5:13 PM 12
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NOKIA should pick on somebody their own size... They wouldn't dare challenge Samsung with copying... Poor HTC, getting kicked around from every direction, by these OEM's. their already paying Apple $8.00 a phone. Come on Nokia. :/
posted on May 27, 2013, 5:56 PM 7
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The latter mistakenly thought that the exclusivity period had expired??? sounds some bias here, it's not a mistake; ST Microelectronics just want to earn and thought that Nokia won't check HTC One but they've been caught..
posted on May 27, 2013, 8:14 PM 7
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Nokia has the biggest patent portfolio of all those companies. Nokia beat Apple in court. Samsung has no innovation of its own. Its software is from Google and the parts it supplies to other manufacturers are paid in full when they are bought. Samsung has nothing to go against Nokia.
posted on May 27, 2013, 8:05 PM 7
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posted on May 28, 2013, 12:15 AM 0
I didn't downvote you, nor am i going to do so now. The fact is, this threat by Nokia is as hollow as Samsung's threat to sue Apple for LTE. If Broadcom and Qualcomm are licensed for the IP, then HTC is too because the licensing is included in the purchase contract and price. Why do you think no Android OEM has had any luck suing Apple? They purchase from licensed manufacturers.
posted on May 27, 2013, 9:07 PM 0
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Just because you called it, doesn't mean that Nokia is going to get a sales ban on HTC. A more likely outcome will be that the suppliers to HTC will get tagged with sales bans if they don't have a license agreement with Nokia. Unless Nokia can show that HTC has deliberately used suppliers as cut-outs, then HTC has exposure. Proving such a claim absent a smoking gun, is going to be a stretch, however. I suspect that Nokia is feeling some pain from HTC if they are resorting to litigation as a business strategy.
posted on May 27, 2013, 9:27 PM 2
For f)ck sake.. Just stop the ridiculousness already.... Get the real copy cat SS. They all could sue over something that SS copied.
posted on May 27, 2013, 5:13 PM 16
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There is nothing illegal that about Samsungs "copying." What HTC did is illegal and I hope they get what they deserve.
posted on May 27, 2013, 5:15 PM 14
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Talk about irony. I hope you realize that the company from your profile pic does the same thing. (EVERYONE COPIES and there is nothing wrong with that.) And this post has nothing to do with "Copying" -_- Like what @HDShatter said, HTC did not ask Nokia for permission (they "mistakenly" used parts that Nokia patented or owned) and they are trying to shift the blame to its supplier.
posted on May 27, 2013, 5:37 PM 9
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If it's the same parts as in the trial overseas, Nokia neither owns or had patents on the parts, they have an exclusivity deal with the supplier, and the supplier broke that agreement (by mistake, as reported). It was the suppliers fault, HTC was not privy to the terms of their agreement.
posted on May 27, 2013, 7:02 PM 4
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Maybe Volkswagen should sue you by using their emblem without their written permission. How does it feel now you copy cat?
posted on May 27, 2013, 5:58 PM 6
You should definitely avoid PA when you're having your period, buddy. Based on your stupid logic; IBM should sue every smartphone company, Sharp should sue them for making phones with camera sensors and Samsung should sue them for making MP3 supporting phones.
posted on May 27, 2013, 7:30 PM 4
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