Nokia is now enforcing a sales ban of the HTC One and the HTC One Mini in the UK.
According to Bloomberg, “A London judge said HTC Corp. couldn’t sell its One Mini phone in the U.K. from Dec. 6 after it was found to have infringed patents owned by Nokia Oyj.
“While Judge Richard Arnold also ruled that HTC’s One phone contained microchips that breached Nokia’s patent, he delayed an injunction against the product so HTC could appeal. Blocking U.K. sales of the One would cause “considerable” damage to HTC, he said in a ruling today.”
In a statement, Nokia said, “Nokia is also claiming financial compensation for the infringement of this patent.”
Bloomberg said, “HTC has agreed not to import any more of the products into the U.K. pending the appeal, Nokia said in a statement.”
The business news site adds, “HTC had argued the microchips found to infringe Nokia patents were “a very small component” and didn’t justify a sales ban, Arnold said in the ruling. HTC sold about 715,000 smartphones worth about 221 million pounds ($363 million) in the U.K. between January and September, according to the judgment.”
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