Another one of the lawsuits against HTC Nokia in Germany was successful for the Finnish manufacturer. Nokia wins patent dispute against all Android devices Taiwan manufacturer, including a trio of HTC One devices.
HTC violated patent number EP1148681. This patent relates to a process of information transfer, which allows you to directly connect two HTC devices via Bluetooth or NFC. The patent is considered non-standard, which means that Nokia has no FRAND (fair, reasonable, and non-discriminatory) commitments.
According to the rules, Nokia can bring in a ban only on time, and to withdraw all devices HTC from the market. However, to do this the Finnish company to pay a deposit of € 400 million.
No doubt HTC will challenge the decision of the German court. However, the process is likely to be delayed.
Google is also concerned about this litigation. The search giant seeks a patent dispute that threatens the entire eco-system Android.
The next hearing of the dispute between the two companies will take place on January 9, 2014.
HTC enters into a legal fight with the Finnish company already in the United Kingdom. They need to challenge the ban in the case, which is currently Nokia achieves some success.