Nokia wins patent scuffle with HTC, HTC One Mini banned in UK

Bloomberg reports that Nokia has won its patent infringement case against HTC in UK, resulting in the HTC One Mini being banned from the 6th December.

The HTC One is affected by the same patent, but as banning that device would cause “considerable” damage to HTC,  that injunction bas been delayed by the court to allow HTC time to appeal the ruling.

Nokia is not satisfied with just the ban, but “… is also claiming financial compensation for the infringement of this patent,” the company said in a prepared statement.

Nokia settled a similar infringement case with Apple in April 2011 and was then paid regular royalties for its use.

While Microsoft is set to purchase Nokia’s handset division, the intellectual property part will remain with Nokia, and with its Here Maps and telecom infrastructure arm will be key to the continuing profitability of the company.

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