This may really hit HTC hard in case it is also cleared by commission, but Nokia is on winning track for sure. In a preliminary ruling ITC has found HTC violating two of Nokia’s hardware patents. Now, this ruling once validated by commission review may lead to import ban of all HTC Android devices. In case the ban doesn’t happen then likely case may be royalty inflow for Nokia. Patents in question are,
- U.S. Patent No. 6,393,260 on a “method for attenuating spurious signals and receiver”
- U.S. Patent No. 7,415,247 on a “method and arrangement for transmitting and receiving RF signals through various radio interfaces of communication systems”
Nokia has issued a statement,
“Nokia is pleased that the initial determination of the ITC confirmed that HTC has infringed two of our patents. Local counterparts of one of these are also already in litigation against HTC in London, UK; Dusseldorf, Germany and Rome, Italy. We will reserve further comment until we have had the chance to study the judgment in detail.
Thanks Tom for the Tip. Cheers!!