Nokia wins another injunction against HTC in Germany; ruling covers all Android powered HTC devices

Nokia wins another injunction against HTC in Germany; ruling covers all Android powered HTC devices
Nokia has received an early New Year's present from Judge Dr. Matthias Zigann and the Munich I Regional Court in Germany. The judge handed Nokia an injunction against all Android powered HTC devices in the country, including the HTC One, ruling that HTC had infringed on a Nokia patent. The European patent, EP1148681, covers the transferring of resource information, like a URL address, between two devices connected via Bluetooth or NFC.

HTC will no doubt appeal this ruling, but unless it can convince the judge that it is likely to emerge victorious with its appeal, Nokia will have a chance to block the sale of all of these HTC devices, including forcing a recall from resellers. But in order to protect HTC in case it does win on the appellate level, Nokia will have to post a bond of 400 million EUR ($550 million USD).

Considering that we are talking about the possibility of a permanent, not a preliminary injunction here, there is a lot at stake for HTC. In fact, the patent involved covers something that is on almost every Android model. Nokia is allegedly in the midst of negotiations with Google owned Motorola, to license the patent. HTC, meanwhile, is challenging the validity of Nokia's patent before the Federal Patent Court of Germany.

About ten days ago, Nokia won an injunction against all of HTC's Android powered devices in Germany, from a different group of judges. The patent in that case dealt with the use of a PC's USB port by a smartphone.

source: FOSSPatents via WMPoweruser

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46 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Nokia became a huge b**** thanks to microsoft

29. mr.techdude

Posts: 571; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

I had great respect toward Nokia and was happy that they've come back up, but when Nokia started to grow it's head too much like as shown in ads making fun of android and ios and now they are suing. If I saw the CEO of Nokia floppy, I'll give my finger right up to his face and pop his floppy head

30. Ashoaib

Posts: 3271; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Fu** off nokia

2. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

S--t just got real.

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

After the acquisition deal between Nokia and Microsoft, Nokia became a Horrendous Telephone Company.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Yet they're viewed as a glorious company when in reality they're no better than Apple. PA fan base logic.

5. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Nokia is a glorious company before being acquired by Microsoft. Old Nokia >>> New Nokia.

19. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

There's no doubt that Nokia is a glorious company. Proof: They were able to keep an OS like Windows Phone 7/8 alive AND make profit using it. Nobody except Nokia could pull that off, considering the OS in question. But, Glorious Nokia + (trojan virus + Microsoft) => tyrannical troll

23. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

I may be wrong, but I dont recall Nokia ever making a profit off of WP. They may have, but I am sure if they were making a profit then the would not be selling out to M$. Do you have any proof of Noika's profits that were made of of WP?

24. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

http://www.theverge.com/2013/10/29/5041528/nokia-q3-2013-financial-report WP is the only thing holding back (by quite a measure), Nokia's devices.

31. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Ok thank you. +1

33. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I'd say you're held in very high regard if you're compared to Apple. It would be insulting to be compared to a company such as Samsung for instance.

26. fouadqr

Posts: 326; Member since: Nov 21, 2012

Ms has nothing to do with this ..

41. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Are you seriously that naive to believe that?

7. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

So Nokia/microsoft is going to kill off one of it's 2 or 3 partners? Wow! Samsung and Asus are sure to jump at the chance to fill the gap left by the HTC 8X.

13. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Kinda weird situation, right❔

15. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 2009

Yeah, somewhat. My thing is, Nokia doesn't need to do this. I think making HTC pay is fair. But Nokia makes (HANDS DOWN) the BEST handsets on the market right now. I don't like WP myself, but its nota bad OS at all! I could be wrong, but this just doesn't seem to help M$ in any way.

25. lalalaman

Posts: 638; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

The deal with ms is not yet complete.....and if I were nokia I would have asked for the same or a big compensation....its patent we are talking about btw....ppl are so getting over nokia I don't knw why....:(

9. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Great❕ Glad for Nokia... Or Microkia.. Go ahead Nokia,, get everything all lined up so that the Lumia brand can be it's best under Microsoft's control... I can't wait to see the fabulous devices that Nokia, and Microsoft, develop together in 2014.. Nokia worked hard for it's intellectual property, and others need to respect that.. This is great news for Windows Phone, and Microkias Lumia brand... The perfect combination.. And, for those who disagree with what I just said... Sorry, this is the reality of the situation.. There's no need to argue with me because this is it.. Microsoft, and Nokia, want this, and we can't change it.. Windows Phone is Lumia, and Lumia is WP.. F##* what the haters, and naysayers think❕

10. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Enjoy your Microd*cked Lumia, while we enjoy our Android phones and wait for old Nokia's comeback.

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

And, what makes you think I care if you get a Android phone made by Nokia❔.. All I care about is continued Lumia devices like the 1520 in my hand, being made available.. I'm hater so why would I give a rats a$$ about some Android device made by Nokia❔.. I could care less about Android.. If you get a Nokia device running Android then more power to you....

14. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LMAO! Nokia doesn't need Android to make a comeback. Yes, Android is the biggest chance but they can try Jolla, Firefox, revive Symbian and merge with Android, or stay with Windows Phone and keep the Nokia branding. Don't get me wrong, I still like Nokia (that includes Nokia Lumia), but I don't like Microd*cked Lumia.

17. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

The smart thing to do is to wait until that first Lumia device comes out under MS control.. I have to admit that I'm a little worried that something might change to, but it's kinda stupid to dismiss something that hasn't even been fully developed yet.. How can someone say they don't like something they've never seen❔ Crazy.. Besides, it's not like this is the first time MS and Nokia have ever worked together on a device... Heck, the WP team spent half of their time in Finland co developing all of the Lumia phones that we have today.. True WP fans understand how close the connection between MS, and Nokia has already been, so we don't look at this as just some MS takeover.. Its much more than that.. We're all just going to have to wait to see what happens,, instead of making stupid comments about things we have no clue about.. ;-)

44. flynfree

Posts: 374; Member since: Jun 09, 2013

Nokia, it cannot comeback from where they are before. Just accept that your Nokia is behind the competition, just enjoy your Nokia,. You expressing that your so worshipping with your Nokia.

49. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Actually, my love goes like this.. 1. Windows Phone 2. Lumia 3. Microsoft 4. Nokia - 8million. You

53. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Thanks!... And I will continue to enjoy my Nokia Lumia 1520.. That's exactly what I want to do.. Trust me. Me, and all the other people who love Lumia devices, would still be enjoying or Lumia devices without you telling us too.. That's weird that you think that telling me to do something that I love to do would insult me, or make me feel bad... What are you❔

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Your plan sounds like we'll both be happy... I like that.. Thanks❕

16. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Look at the Pandoras box that Apple has opened. Everyone should gang up and put an end to Nokia and Apple before they get too bitchy.

18. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

They can't, because you have judge in the USA western appeal court ordering Motorola not to ban Microsoft product.

34. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I think a better solution would be to put an end to all the copying and stealing that other companies take part in. Force them to innovate via a court order (this this ruling will force HTC to innovate).

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