Nokia says that HTC's first New Year's resolution for 2014 should be to "compete fairly"

A few days ago, we told you that Nokia had won an injunction in Germany against all of HTC's Android flavored handsets. In order to have the sales ban put in place, the Finnish based OEM will gave to post a bond of 400 million EUR ($550 million USD) just in case HTC is victorious at the appellate level. This means that HTC has now been found to infringe on seven Nokia patents in courtrooms around the world...
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62 Comments

50. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

If you're planning to buy from a company that isn't a patent troll, you're stuck with the white box....

17. sgodsell

Posts: 6908; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Nokia is not the problem any more. Its Microsoft, they are the real bullies. Microsoft introduced WP to the world back in February of 2010. Its coming up to four years for a platform that is restricted, closed, with a wall garden. The platform world wide still has only 3.6% of the world market. If a platform is so good, then it should make it on its own merits.

28. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

NOKIA is being used by M$ in order to put a end to Android just like any other company.

34. SleepingOz unregistered

They can still dream..

51. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

The new Nokia is an independent company with its' own patents that it licensed to MS. So this is Nokia's doing if anything, MS has nothing to do with the lawsuit.

19. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Muppet Puppets.

20. faizan-sharif

Posts: 98; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

it is simple giuve the right to the real company who innovated something, and then do your business every one saying bad about should first talk abt the theives, and their theft punishment

21. HASHTAG unregistered

Don't understand why most of you are bashing Nokia.

26. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I don't understand why you didn't read the article.

29. HASHTAG unregistered

I did read the article! Which is why I still don't understand why most of you are bashing Nokia. HTC is the one who infringed on Nokia's patents.

30. DanielWalsh1294

Posts: 18; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

Patents are gay

37. HASHTAG unregistered

I didn't say they weren't.

57. terabyteRouser

Posts: 457; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Not all patents are equally substantive.

23. galanoth

Posts: 428; Member since: Nov 26, 2011

Is Nokia v HTC gonna turn into another Samsung v Apple?

52. xoxoGeorges

Posts: 209; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

On a very reduced caliber maybe.

24. alrightihatepickingusernames

Posts: 474; Member since: Dec 29, 2013

This stuff is pathetic.

27. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

You're one to talk NOKIA$$

31. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

When you become chicken little you sue. Don't believe me? Apple is an excellent example bar none

38. Cyberchum

Posts: 1017; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

User's here are so daft. Why shouldn't Nokia protect their intellectual property, where were HTC when Nokia was investing a fortune in R&D? You guys should stop being butt hurt and biased and face reality, it's not like they're suing them over some rounded corners.

42. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

No, they're sing HTC for using networking between two mobile devices. That is, any networked phone. That such a clear case of prior art gets patented goes to show how skewed the system is to raise the bar against competition and innovation. The ones losing big time are we, the consumers.

39. Cyberchum

Posts: 1017; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Most users that is, that's why I rarely post.

41. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

I find it curious how afraid companies are of suing Google and instead go after those using Android, from Apple to Microsoft.

43. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Its surprising that on a tech site like this, so many people think that infringing technology patents is ok and act as if Nokia is wrong in protecting its intellectual property.

46. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Because the are legitimate patents and then there are frivolous parents whose only intent is to curb competitors.

45. muser793

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

I just don't get why people are so idiot! It's nokia's right to sell it's technologies! Htc used them without paying a penny. Imagine you invent something, then some foreign company use your invention without permission and make money from it! Nokia's doing the right thing, every company would do that! U know why samsung don't accuse anyone? Cause they didn't invent a sh!t. So stop complaining about this, if you wanna use my technology you have to pay for it it's that simple...

47. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Agreed! It's absolutely simple and it's Nokia's right!

48. Dastrix unregistered

Well said! It doesn't matter whether Nokia's now with M$. People get so stuck up on that pointless debate and get so full of themselves like little stuck up b*****s. What matters is that Nokia owns the technologies that others take for granted, so it's Nokia right to sue them as it legitimately should. It certainly helps that Nokia's got M$ to back it up, because really, no one can even mess with M$ in the first place, but that's not what the argument is about. Everyone here is either just too plain stupid or butthurt to see this underlying fact.

60. sam111

Posts: 4; Member since: Dec 28, 2013

so true. ^^ .

54. sks1969

Posts: 108; Member since: Mar 04, 2012

To all you guys posting "Nokia is evil" out there think, You create something, design the Integrated Circuit, and some guy blatantly steals it makes money out of that saying it is his and does not pay you. I guess you don't know that, because you never created anything and or have nothing stolen or copied from you. The very fact that any modern mobile tech is alive today is because of Nokia. It is just that they let it pass till today. It is not about Patents it is about stealing you ideas and your hardware. HTC is worst culprit, the example is the high amplitude mics issue the integrated circuit was an exact copy of what Nokia had in thier phones. If Nokia had not been aggresive about this HTC would have easily claimed that they have come up with a new way of doing high amplitude recording and the tech is entirely theirs.

58. Augustine

Posts: 1043; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Nobody stole anyone's hardware. And, as someone with five patents granted, I can attest at how silly the patent system is, incapable of recognizing prior art and granting patents to things that are already done, leaving it to courts and lawyers to decide in ways that no engineer would.
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