The UK courts have sided with HTC, overturning the injunction ruling issued by Judge Arnold against the HTC One mini. With the HTC One mini import ban lifted, HTC will resume shipments of the device to the UK along with promotional and sales efforts. While HTC is allowed to sell the HTC One mini, the patent issue still needs to be resolved. HTC plans to fights the validity of Nokia’s EP 0 998 024 patent in court, but the company will also be working with its suppliers to “ensure minimal disruption to our business in the future.”
HTC is delighted that the Court of Appeals has granted a stay on the injunction against our products. We will immediately resume shipment of all of our devices into the UK, including the entire HTC One family. Similarly, our customers should feel confident in their ability to promote and sell all HTC devices. Even though we plan to aggressively appeal the validity decision of Nokia's EP 0 998 024 patent, we will continue to work with our chip suppliers on alternative solutions to ensure minimal disruption to our business in the future.HTC
Do you think HTC should continue to fight to invalidate Nokia’s EP 0 998 024 patent or should they try to solve the issue outside the court with a settlement or licensing agreement?