Nokia targets HTC One Ban with a new ITC complaint
Nokia has filed another ITC complaint against HTC, targeting among other things, their new flagship phone the HTC One.
According to the press statement:
“Nokia has filed further cases in the United States alleging that HTC products infringe additional Nokia patents. We began actions against HTC in 2012 to end the unauthorised use of our proprietary innovations and technologies. Since then, despite the German courts confirming infringements of Nokia patents in HTC products, HTC has shown no intention to end its practices, instead it has tried to shift responsibility to its suppliers. We have therefore taken these further steps to hold HTC accountable for its actions.”
The claimed patents infringed are a bit varied, relating to chips made by Broadcom and Qualcomm which are present in the HTC One, and something Nokia is claiming is a “terminal, method and computer program product for interacting with a signalling tag”, that is apparently infringed by some ten HTC phones, which include the HTC One and the HTC First.
Nokia is seeking to ban sales of the HTC One with his ITC filing.
Sigh, just another day in the mobile scene, eh? Nokia and HTC are two companies I’m really rooting for, and considering they’re both not doing so well lately, it’s funny to see them go at each other. Perhaps they need to learn from Google and Microsoft and just hug it out?