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. The judge handed Nokia an injunction against all Android powered HTC devices in Germany, 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...
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21. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Im no more a nokia fan.....sad to say but im not happy on what they are doing now..they are more like apple now than the nokia i love before...

28. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

the real Nokia died with the N-Series , now its just a proxy for Micro-suck to declare war on the opensource platforms

42. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

you have no clue how patents work

22. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

Intellectual property should count for something. I dont think Nokia's main interest is getting HTC banned, but they want to be paid for their patents. Fair enough. Samsung already has a deal with Nokia for using its patents.

35. number29

Posts: 185; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

That's precisely it. I don't know why so many people want these companies to be able to steal and get away with it. Instead of hounding the company that sues them for stealing, why not hound the company that stole?

37. willard12 unregistered

Can you name a company producing a mobile hand set that hasn't stolen? I once heard that stealing is done by all great artists.

38. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013


51. Ric.B

Posts: 8; Member since: Jun 17, 2013

With regards to IP on software my stand is this - it's not stealing if company B developed a program that performs function X rather than pay company A for the use of function X program that company A built. It is stealing if company B developed the program based on the actual source code of function X from company A. However with software patents - the former is also considered stealing because the patent is on the function itself. This is why I reckon software patents is a hindrance to advancement of software development since it limits the development of a better function X to the company that patented the function. I can't imagine where we'll be if S/W patent litigation were the rage in the 70's, 80's, and 90's.

39. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013


40. moolotovzz

Posts: 24; Member since: Mar 12, 2013

Germany is a rich country, those willing to buy HTC will ship it from other countries easilly and will boycott nokia for good.

43. axbog

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

LuLz...A company that almost went bust because it lacked innovation is suing the company that gave us the first Android phone (which led to the development of the proper smartphone of today). Something smells Microfishy.

45. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

proper smartphone? That was apple not droid, as well windows had win ce, albiet clunky it worked the way it was supposed to. Apple took what was a nerd business device and made it cool and easy. You should be thanking apple not droid for this.


Posts: 110; Member since: Jun 26, 2013

Yess Apple made them pretty. But they also started the patent trolling. A little History I have to stand with Nokia on this. IBM really started smart phone but it was Nokia (Communicator) who stabelized it & Microsoft solidified it in main stream w/ Windows CE & Mobile. My opinion Android is a polished version of Windows mobile. It is fine that all software companies go after each other to get paid on their tech & innovations. Either get a license or work out a deal. Its like getting qualquam chipsets w/o paying for them & putting them in your device. They have to pay in advance. Pay for it until you make it better then file your own patent. HTC has a problem pay up period.

50. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Patent trolling or not, they were upheld, so it is what it is. But for me android just isn't polished, I still use it, s3 and note series here. But I have more problems with them on a weekly or monthly basis than I do with my WP devices. Though I still like them a lot, especially the note's. HTC certainly does have a problem. Especially since Nokia has these licensed to other companies for use at this time. Meaning they already have a implied value and not one that Nokia pulled out of thin air. Also MS portfolio is huge, from making billions on droid sales, to making a profit everytime someone buys a blueray product (codecs hehe). I just hate when people such as axbog actually think HTC or any other company would not defend patents that make them money.

47. amiroo

Posts: 269; Member since: Sep 03, 2012

go to hell nokia... htc always best.

52. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Unlike apple and google, who were quite late to the smartphone/PDA trends (not counting the Newton, that thing was a joke) Nokia actually made the industry what it was, is, and will be, and fully deserve to defend and enforce their developments. Much like Kodak (RIP) did for photography, Ford for cars, Goodyear for rubber, and numerous other examples, the industries they work in wouldn't be what they are and may not even exist without their crucial, long-lasting, and consistent contributions. I said years ago that Nokia could/would/should defend all of its patents, forgoing royalties and licenses, and they'd be one of few phone manufacturers in business, with only those others with prior arrangements still functioning alongside them. No apple, Huawei, Asus, Fujitsu, Del, oppo, Pantech, maybe even sony, Samsung, lg, htc, sharp, etc. We'd be left with Nokia, Motorola, Ericsson, and maybe a few others, at the very least. Yes it'd be somewhat wrong and anti-competitive, but when so much of the realm of wireless communication relies on Nokia concepts, creations, and productions, such that few can even comprehend it, it almost only seems fair. Unbalanced, but fair. Alternately, it could license the heck out of the patents and such, and make oodles of money on almost every cell phone sold worldwide, if that were able to happen, but making that occur would be expensive and drawn-out.
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