Nokia managed to get sales of some HTC devices banned in the UK, although a UK Judge allowed sales of the devices to continue pending a further case.
Now Nokia has managed to get an injunction against HTC devices in Germany, and the injunction could possibly affect all of HTC’s Android smartphones.
Nokia is pleased that the Regional Court in Munich, Germany has today ruled that a number of HTC products infringe Nokia’s patent EP 1 246 071, which covers USB functionality in mobile phones.
Today’s judgment is another significant milestone in our on-going dispute with HTC, enabling 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 patent is also already in suit against HTC in the UK.
The patent in question is apparently used by all Android manufacturers and not just HTC, although Nokia has only gone after HTC.