A couple of weeks ago, Nokia had won an injunction against HTC over in Germany, one of the several wins that the Finnish company has had over the Taiwanese company to date. However it seems that Nokia has attempted to file yet another lawsuit against HTC in Germany, this time over a different patent that describes a “method and apparatus for updating the software of a mobile terminal using the air interface.” Given Nokia’s wins so far, we expected that the company would have no problems with this particular lawsuit and we guess Nokia didn’t either, so it was to their surprise and disappointment when the ruling judge decided to dismiss Nokia’s allegations against HTC.
According to a statement released by Nokia, “Nokia respectfully disagrees with the judgment of the Regional Court in Munich, Germany, which today ruled that HTC products do not infringe Nokia’s patent EP 0 804 046. Nokia is considering an appeal of this decision. However, this does not change the fact that the same court found in December 2013 that two other Nokia patents were infringed by HTC products, enabling Nokia to enforce injunctions against the import and sale of all infringing HTC products in Germany, as well as to obtain damages for past infringement.” It is unclear what Nokia plans to do from here out, perhaps attempt to file the lawsuit in a different country, perhaps? However at least for now, HTC can rest easy knowing they don’t have to face Nokia in the courts for a while.
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