Patent ruling from German court 'great victory': HTC
CNATAIPEI--A German court dismissed two patent lawsuits against Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp. Friday, which the company described as “a great victory.”
March 9, 2013, 12:09 am TWN
The two cases filed by Finnish handset maker Nokia Oyj were dismissed, as the judges at the Mannheim Regional Court were not convinced by Nokia's infringement allegations.
HTC said it respects the intellectual property rights of others, but believes that Nokia has exaggerated the scope of its patent in order to extract unwarranted licensing royalties from Android handset manufacturers.
“We are gratified that the court apparently shares HTC's view and that, given the positive ruling of non-infringement today, the Android platform is now safe from oppressive enforcement of this patent,” HTC said in a statement.
The company said it is extremely pleased with the court's decision and will also continue with invalidity actions pending before the English Patents Court and the German Federal Patents Court.