Nokia scored another patent win in Germany against HTC, for a total number of four, out of which three only in the past two months. On Friday, the Mannheim Regional Court found HTC to infringe on Nokia’s patent EP1579613 referring to a “method and apparatus for enabling a mobile station to adapt its revision level based on network protocol revision level”, basically enabling “modern mobile devices to work in older networks”.
HTC will have to pay damages to Nokia, but the amount due will be determined with the occasion of additional, upcoming proceedings. The court has also ordered an injunction in the case.
As FOSS Patent reports, HTC already has the proper license to use Nokia’s Standard Essential Patents, but, the patent in this case is not one of that kind. “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”, said Nokia in a statement.
Source: FOSS Patents