Dec 12 AT 1:09 PM Nick Gray 4 Comments

HTC wins injunction appeal – UK court grants a stay on HTC One mini import ban

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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?

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • darkjuan

    Congrats to HTC. They keep getting a bad rap for things, but hopefully this will help push things along.

    As far as the Nokia patent, they should at least get into talks with them about the licensing.

  • Hom0ncruse

    final nail in the coffin for HTC One mini import ban

  • Subx

    No HTC should fight. I am tired of all these failing companies trying to sue each other. Lets all just get on and inovate, create, design new and imporved devices.
    HTC did not infring on any patients. The chip had the function built in. It is an off the shelf product.
    If you can buy it then why not use it? If anything the chip manufacturer should be the one wearing the chain.
    But even saying that, how can one sue for a Method?
    It is a method! We all crap the same way, Are we going to sue each other over it?


    Nokia should be ashamed and walking with their heads down after this. It is bad business for them and if anything, should be proud that an OEM has continued their so called Method.

  • donger

    Go HTC!