Danas je Pokrajinski sud u Mannheim odlučio da HTC-ovi uređaji nezakonito koriste Nokijin patent EP1579613 pod nazivom “method and apparatus for enabling a mobile station to adapt its revision level based on network protocol revision level”. Nokia nakon ove odluke može tražiti naknadu štete kao i zabranu prodaje HTC-ovih uređaja u Njemačkoj. U nastavku pročitajte Nokijin komentar ove odluke.
“Nokia is pleased that the Regional Court in Mannheim, Germany has today ruled that HTC products infringe Nokia’s patent EP 1 579 613 B1, which enables modern mobile devices to work in older networks.
This judgment enables Nokia to enforce an injunction against the import and sale of all infringing HTC products in Germany, as well as to obtain damages for past infringement. This is the fourth patent found infringed with injunction awarded in Germany.
Nokia began its actions against HTC in 2012, with the aim of ending HTC’s unauthorised use of Nokia’s proprietary innovations and has asserted more than 50 patents against HTC. Since then, Nokia believes it has demonstrated beyond doubt the extent to which HTC has been free riding on Nokia technologies, with HTC found to infringe several Nokia patents in venues including the Regional Courts in Mannheim and Munich, Germany, the UK High Court, the Tokyo District Court in Japan and the US International Trade Commission.”
Ovo je četvrta Nokijina pravna pobjeda u Njemačkoj nad HTC-om. Nokija tuži HTC u 7 zemalja na tri kontinenta za nezakonito korištenje preko 50 patenata. Kao što je Florian Muller, pravni stručnjak s FossPatents stranice, izjavio: “Pitanje je vremena kad će HTC početi slati čekove u Finsku.”