HTC Corp (TPE:2498) will not be able to sell its One Mini phone in the UK from December on following a ruling from a London judge that found the Taiwanese firm in violation of the patents owned by Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V). Judge Richard Arnold reached the conclusion that the HTC One contains microchips that breach Nokia’s patent, but has delayed the injunction allowing HTC to appeal further.
The judge said that banning HTC from selling the Mini in the UK will hurt the company substantially.
Nokia also asking financial compensation
HTC Corp (TPE:2498) launched its One in the UK last March, along with other parts of the world. The phone received good feedback from reviewers and users for its suave appearance and metallic finish. Later, the Taiwanese phone maker came up with a smaller variant – the Mini – and a larger variant, Max, in the second half of the year.
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“Nokia is also claiming financial compensation for the infringement of this patent,” the Finnish company said in a statement. HTC has decided not to ship more products in the UK owing to the pending appeal, according to Nokia.
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