Printed from http://www.electronista.com

Nokia granted injunction on HTC One in Netherlands

updated 03:58 pm EDT, Mon April 22, 2013

Microphone technology developed for sole Nokia use in the HTC One

In the Amsterdam District Court, Finnish phone maker Nokia has won a court injunction that will stop device manufacturer HTC from using microphone parts co-developed and manufactured by STMicroelectronics NV in the new HTC One smartphone. A statement released by Nokia notes that the components were invented by Nokia, with the intention of being used exclusively in Nokia devices.

In its statement, Nokia said "HTC has no license or authorization from Nokia to use these microphones or the Nokia technologies from which they have been developed." The issued injunction only applies to sales in the Netherlands, but could set precedent in other pending actions around the world.

HTC responded to the loss in a statement saying that "HTC is disappointed in the decision. We are considering whether it will have any impact on our business and we will explore alternative solutions immediately."

This court decision is only one in a range of conflicts between the two worldwide. Nokia has asserted 44 patents against HTC in Germany, the UK, and the United States, including actions involving the same microphone components. HTC has one sales injunction in Germany now, and Nokia has filed a second in the German courts on a similar patent on April 16.



By Electronista Staff
toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

toggle

Most Popular

Sponsor

Recent Reviews

Dell AD211 Bluetooth speaker

For all of the high-priced, over-engineered Bluetooth speakers in the electronics market, there is still room for mass-market solution ...

VisionTek 128GB USB Pocket SSD

USB flash drives dealt the death blow to both the floppy and Zip drives. While still faster than either of the old removable media, sp ...

Kodak PixPro SL10 Smart Lens Camera

Smartphone imagery still widely varies. Large Megapixel counts don't make for a good image, and the optics in some devices are lacking ...

Sponsor

toggle

Most Commented

 
toggle

Popular News