Nokia has got its New Year gift in the form of injunction win against HTC in Germany. HTC is one of the few companies that are still fighting in court to protect their Android devices from patent infringement. Motorola which is now owned by Google is struggling in a similar case against Microsoft regarding Android patents. Nokia’s this injunction win against HTC involves all of HTC products and the patent is related to method of transferring information between devices using Bluetooth or NFC.
From FOSS Patents,
The New Year’s Eve fireworks kicked off a day early at the Munich I Regional Court, where Judge Dr. Matthias Zigann just handed Nokia a Germany-wide patent injunction against all HTC Android devices (including the One series) that infringe EP1148681 on a “method for transferring resource information” by allowing end users to connect two HTC devices directly over NFC or Bluetooth (but not over WiFi or the Internet) to transfer resource information such as a URL. The patent is not standard-essential, meaning that Nokia does not have any FRAND licensing obligations.
Source: FOSS Patents