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Nokia granted injunction against HTC One in Netherlands

23 April, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Nokia granted injunction against HTC One in Netherlands - read the full textHTC is facing further issues in trying to ship its newest flagship smartphone, the HTC One, to customers. After some supply issues, the company is now locked in a legal battle with Nokia over the use of Nokia's proprietary microphone technology. It seems HTC is using a specific type of...

 

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Nokia should be ashamed of themselves this tit for tat patent war between companies does nothing more than remove the freedom of choice from the consumer .
If the technology actually belongs to nokia then simply agree a settlement fee and continue to sell the phone it's that simple . Instead the ruling is to remove the choice of the HTC ONE from people in the Netherlands . Utter nonsense .

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  • 2013-04-23 12:31
  • MpN2

this case is very easy to solve, enough that htc to pay to nokia for the patents used

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  • 2013-04-23 12:11
  • 0ZJS

> In reply to Simy @ 2013-04-23 12:02 from ms3a - click to readT-minus 20 minutes before deletion :)
So much fear in fanboys...

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  • 2013-04-23 12:11
  • bJ9X

Microsoft's bitch does it again. The bankruptcy can't be far enough...

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  • 2013-04-23 12:02
  • ms3a

> In reply to Maximusrog @ 2013-04-23 10:33 from 0FbQ - click to readFrom what I understand, Nokia isn't going after money from HTC, they're trying to get them to stop selling the device. They have pointed the finger at and are going after ST Electronics. I suppose Nokia does have a right to ask HTC not to use the part in their phones, but who knows if HTC even knew that what ST Electronics was selling to them was protected technology. Sucks, but Nokia does seem to have the right here.

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  • 2013-04-23 12:01
  • NaDC

> In reply to Rada @ 2013-04-23 11:55 from sAIv - click to readDon't compare troll patents of Apple with reasonable patents of Nokia. Claiming one's own investment is totally different from claiming icons and rounded ratina displays. New or something?

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  • 2013-04-23 11:57
  • bJ9X

If you can't win in one way, you can still have a chance to win in another way. This is what Apple has been doing and Nokia is a new student...

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  • 2013-04-23 11:55
  • sAIv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-23 10:34 from Mx@E - click to readblame apple for starting it, dont blame nokia

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  • 2013-04-23 11:41
  • EmIA

> In reply to Bailey @ 2013-04-23 11:17 from 39x% - click to readThey are actually concentrating on their new technologies. I believe they have a department who look after these kind of things. Therefore, that specific department is fulfilling its purpose and no interruption can found in their new innovations. I believe every company have these kind of departments.
Nokia didn't found a way, it found out it's technology is being used illegally and is causing a third party to earn some cash which truly belongs to Nokia. Therefore, its worth claiming. After all, it's not a claim about design, its about some serious innovation ;)

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  • 2013-04-23 11:23
  • bJ9X

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-04-23 10:34 from Mx@E - click to readand I'm really sick of this so called new phones which are just copies of others, please give me one example besides Nokia and Sony who actually innovates?if all you can find is boom-something, ultrakicksells, retina or smartthis, smartthat keep it for yourself...

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  • 2013-04-23 11:18
  • mjPY

Nokia & Microsoft just need to concentrate on making great
Products Microsoft continue to bash Android in adds and nobody cares. Nokia need to stop finding a way to pulling down Android OEMs and starting making products that are compelling so far they haven't

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  • 2013-04-23 11:17
  • 39x%

> In reply to [deleted post]well, this article says the same thing, not the exact words but still, about HowToCopy

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  • 2013-04-23 11:14
  • mjPY

Here some HTC One fans (or funs?) are very upset because the microphone in HTC will suck after this. Well, this is HTC fault, not Nokia. Live with this.

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  • 2013-04-23 11:11
  • niu2

What I want to know is, who supplied the components in the first place?!
Its not like they made only a handful of phones, they produced millions... Lol

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  • 2013-04-23 11:05
  • vFrW

..check this image and see who's stealing now. this technology was firs implemented on PureView 808 followed by WP8 Lumias. How it can be denied now that the code in the modules are the same - and is for Nokia use only..?

http://nokiapoweruser.files.wo...junction.jpg

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  • 2013-04-23 11:00
  • Mf70

> In reply to Chebulla @ 2013-04-23 10:46 from na0$ - click to read"when it records sound so much better then the 920 or 808" - really?

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  • 2013-04-23 10:57
  • mjPY

> In reply to Maximusrog @ 2013-04-23 10:33 from 0FbQ - click to read"I agree" - great, feed the troll
"Htc must of brought and paid for the mics and the suppliers" - HTC is so innocent, they didn't know what they were buying, come on...when you buy bananas and the seller tells you that are oranges, do you believe him?
"Just Nokia causing trouble to cause launch delays" - by your logic, how do you think this type of things work? HTC announces they are working on a new phone and Nokia asks them politely to give away all the technical specs and parts used so that they could verify if one of their patents is used? Of course NOT, when the phone comes out Nokia or other company can study it and then take a decision. This period matches with the one when the phone is first available, DUUHHH, and HTC had plenty of time to study Nokia's phones since this technology is used for a year ago, remember Nokia 808, and then the Lumias?...

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  • 2013-04-23 10:56
  • mjPY

I agree with Nokia's action. Every company has the right to protect it's technology especially with important engineering principles (software is always debatable). Sorry but despite Symbian and WP having the lowest market share at the moment; Nokia have hundreds of key patents that they need to protect. They invested billions of $$ in R&D in the 90's. Why should another company implement these technologies without paying a dime towards it?!

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  • 2013-04-23 10:55
  • pJBI

> In reply to Ar-Abe @ 2013-04-23 10:13 from bJ9X - click to readI totally agree with u my friend At-Abe....Bt don't you think microphonetechnology should have had the moral responsibility not to sell this technology to HTC....this is mean n competitive business...companies are going to do that..mistake is on both sides HTC and microphone technology

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  • 2013-04-23 10:54
  • uuKP

> In reply to Maximusrog @ 2013-04-23 10:33 from 0FbQ - click to readNokia is not causing trouble. Why would a company allows someone to obtain some profit over something which is legally not belonging to him? Therefore, why would Nokia allow HTC to earn some revenue with its HTC ONE when it is using Nokia's technology for advertising? Better to claim it before when things are still in hands...

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  • 2013-04-23 10:47
  • bJ9X

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