updated 06:28 am EDT, Wed October 2, 2013
ITC complaint victory by Nokia forces changes in HTC One, others
HTC is being forced to change the design of the HTC One yet again, along with other devices in its range, in order to avoid more legal trouble from Nokia. Following the first stage victory of Nokia in its ITC complaint against HTC, the manufacturer is now working on a way to improve the HTC One's radio components, without infringing on Nokia's patents.
Thanks to Nokia's win over patent number 7,415,247, a "method and arrangement for transmitting and receiving RF signals through various radio interfaces of communication systems," HTC is now working with Qualcomm to make changes to the product's design, reports the Wall Street Journal. The changes will allow HTC to avoid a potential sales injunction from Nokia, which would prevent a number of HTC devices from going on sale in the US.
This is not the first time that HTC has had to make changes to avoid injunction trouble. One ruling involved a new microphone for the HTC One that was created on Nokia technologies, which HTC could no longer use. Later clarified to be an injunction against the sale of the microphone by component supplier STM to HTC, the microphone was quickly replaced with another model, though after HTC ran out of its existing stock of the component.