Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) has won an injunction for the high-amplitude microphones that is used by HTC One, the latest offering from HTC Corp (TPE:2498).
As per the claims of Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V), HTC One is using the identical microphone which is used by Nokia for its Nokia Lumia range. Nokia has also showcased a picture that shows the same microphones are used inside HTC Corp (TPE:2498) One, which have been used in Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V).
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Both the microphones are similar in every aspect; however, a little difference in the number differentiates them. The Nokia Lumia 720 uses 301, whereas HTC Corp (TPE:2498) One uses 302. Nokia had a conversation with Windows Phone Central and said that the number, which is shown, is the manufacturing date of the microphones. The other code TD V1.4, is the exclusive code of Nokia’s component. Nokia, however, said that there is no issue of patent involved in this matter. It is the matter of not following the norms of non-disclosure agreement between Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) and the microphone’s manufacturer ST Electronics.
The Finnish company asked the court for a preliminary injunction on HTC from using the component in their device. HTC Corp (TPE:2498) responded to this by issuing an official statement under which it stated that it was discouraged by the decision by Amsterdam district court, and it may take a toll on its business as well. Additionally, the phone maker said that it will look into other alternatives to come out of the issue. HTC is looking up to HTC One as its savior to help the company from going deep in red.
HTC told in an official statement, in response to the injunction: “HTC is disappointed in the decision. We are considering whether it will have any impact on our business and we will explore alternative solutions immediately.”
The HTC One has a multitude of features and has a very impressive and unique camera and outstanding display. For the lifting of the injunction, HTC might have to settle down for some licensing fees and could also sue ST Microelectronics, if HTC comes to know that the ST Microelectronics was providing that component to HTC Corp (TPE:2498) as well and Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V), and was aware of the fact. The last alternative may be to recall the HTC One devices.
In the previous month also, a patent injunction was given to Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) in Germany against HTC Corp (TPE:2498) on its power saving technology. The patent was over “Reduction of Power Consumption in a Mobile Station.” The patent affects only three flagships of HTC phones; HTC Wildfire S, HTC Desire S, and HTC Rhyme, which are not imported in Germany anymore.