Back in early 2013, Nokia filed a lawsuit against HTC alleging that the Taiwanese company had infringed upon its patents. So far Nokia has been successful with their lawsuit against HTC, winning an injunction against the company’s devices and further pursuing them in international markets, such as France. Well it looks like HTC has decided that perhaps modifying their handsets would be a better solution rather than to keep fighting it out in the courts, and in a filing at the Taiwan Stock Exchange, HTC said, “We are investigating modifications for our handsets to remove this redundant technology.”
HTC expects that there will be little disruption to the company and their customers during the period in which they modify their handsets. It is unclear if there might be some stock shortage during this process, but then again we expect many customers could be holding back from purchasing older HTC devices in favor of the upcoming HTC M8, but we guess we will have to wait and see. Hopefully the modifications that HTC makes will not infringe upon any of Nokia’s other patents, although the smart thing would probably to take out a licensing deal with Nokia which might pay off in the long run.