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

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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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posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:24 15

1. tiara6918 (Posts: 2111; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


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

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:35 13

6. lyndon420 (Posts: 5017; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)


Yup. They can ban every Android phone out there..it will never make me want a Windows or IOS phone. I'll go back to a dumb flip phone before that ever happens.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:44 14

8. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


That's impossible, no one is afraid of Nokia (Microsoft). Just imagine that Nokia try to ban Sony's Android phones, Sony will beat Nokia's (Microsoft) a** with their Karate chop. And if Nokia (Microsoft) try to ban Huawei's Android phones, Huawei will kick Nokia's (Microsoft) a** with their Kungfu Bruce Lee style kick.

But if that ever happens, I will switch to BlackBerry.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 00:55 1

27. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


No you will switch to lumia for sure ..

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 19:37

48. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


He loves Lumia phones inside, and out!!!!

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 02:51

36. loveHEAVYMETAL (unregistered)


so,
ban korean oem phone (lg, pantech,samsuck...opps is samsung and more),then they will beat MicroKia with their Teakwondo?
you are funny haha

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 23:17

20. sprockkets (Posts: 1611; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)


They wont' because some of them, Motorola for one, is licensed. Plucky HTC just won't pay up.

Maybe they should or shouldn't, but the author better be careful here, because Nokia went for ALL of HTC's phones in the US, not just android ones.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 02:35

32. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Cutting off your nose to spite your face there!

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 01:10 2

29. mr.techdude (Posts: 571; Member since: 19 Nov 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

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 01:28 5

30. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Fu** off nokia

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:26 2

2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


S--t just got real.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:28 7

3. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


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

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:33 3

4. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


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

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:34 7

5. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


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

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 23:11 4

19. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 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

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 23:58

23. o0Exia0o (Posts: 901; Member since: 01 Feb 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?

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 00:05 2

24. alterecho (Posts: 1099; Member since: 23 Feb 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.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 01:53 1

31. o0Exia0o (Posts: 901; Member since: 01 Feb 2013)


Ok thank you. +1

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 02:38 1

33. number29 (Posts: 185; Member since: 25 Jan 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.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 00:52

26. fouadqr (Posts: 326; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


Ms has nothing to do with this ..

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 08:48 1

41. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Are you seriously that naive to believe that?

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:40 1

7. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 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.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 22:01 1

13. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)


Kinda weird situation, right❔

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 22:25 2

15. Whateverman (Posts: 3284; Member since: 17 May 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.

posted on 31 Dec 2013, 00:14

25. lalalaman (Posts: 637; Member since: 19 Aug 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....:(

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:47

9. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 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❕

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:51 14

10. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


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

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 21:59

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 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....

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 22:09 4

14. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 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.

posted on 30 Dec 2013, 22:28 3

17. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 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.. ;-)

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