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All HTC Android phones could be banned for infringing Nokia’s patent in Germany

The troubled Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC has again received another blow from Nokia as the Finnish smartphone maker now has won a patent injunction against all Android smartphones including all HTC One editions in Germany.


Nokia claimed that HTC smartphones infringed their patent EP1148681 by using the peer-to-peer sharing via Bluetooth and NFC. The victory in Germany is fourth consecutive wins for Nokia against HTC in US, UK and Netherlands. It has recently won the patent case against HTC and managed impose sales ban on HTC One and HTC One mini handsets in UK.

The patent EP1148681 is related to a method of resource information transfer by connecting two HTC smartphones via NFC or Bluetooth to share.

HTC may try to avoid the sales ban or at least delay it by appealing to the Court and Google will also take interest on appealing against the decision. Meanwhile, the Nokia owner, Microsoft will try every ways too protect its patents and try to sell more Windows Phone based Lumia phones in those countries to increase its market share.

Nokia has to post a $550 million bond or has to give the same amount of security in order to enforce the injunction and impose sales ban on all HTC Android smartphones in Germany.

Recently, Nokia’s another lawsuit against HTC found, which alleges that the Taiwanese smartphone maker infringed Nokia’s EP124071 patent, which is related to automatic driver configuration on a PC when the device is being connected via USB and the core area is “used for file synchronization,” “access to flash memory” and “simple charging.” If the Nokia win in this lawsuit, then also it can impose ban on all HTC Android devices.


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