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Nokia didn't score an injunction against the HTC One

HTC reveals the truth
Thu Apr 25 2013, 13:20
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FINNISH PHONE MAKER Nokia didn't score an injunction against the HTC One despite its claims earlier this week, HTC has revealed.

On Tuesday, Nokia said that it had been issued a 'preliminary injunction' against the HTC One in the Netherlands, after a court ruled that the handset uses microphone technology that it owned. The Finns added that this could see HTC struggling with supply issues for its flagship HTC One smartphone, and suggested that it could even get the handset banned in Europe.

However it turns out that's not the case, if HTC's claims are true.

The Taiwanese phone manufacturer contacted The INQUIRER today to say that Nokia, despite its boastful claims, did not win an injunction against the HTC One. In reality, HTC said, "The Dutch proceedings were brought by Nokia solely against STM," the supplier of the microphone for the HTC One.

An HTC spokesperson said, "Nokia has NOT obtained an injunction in The Netherlands, or anywhere else, against the HTC One.

"The judgment against STM states that HTC can continue to use microphones already purchased from STM in its products, because they were purchased in good faith. Nokia's attempt to obtain a recall of microphones already sold to HTC failed.

"HTC will transition to improved microphone designs once its inventory of STM microphones is exhausted."

Nokia was not immediately available for comment.

Following Tuesday's ruling, HTC hit back at Nokia with a legal win in Germany. The District Court of Monnheim dismissed a Nokia patent claim against HTC, and ruled that the Finnish phone maker would have to cover its rival's legal costs. µ


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