HTC and Microsoft’s Nokia sign a patent collaboration agreement

HTC has had some very rough times in the last couple of years. From weak sales in almost every continent it serves, to the fact that it spent years being trolled by Apple and Nokia over patents. We’ve even heard of how the HTC One was dramatically limited in most regions because of using Nokia’s audio technology. Still, that was a different Nokia, and not the company that’s now owned by one of HTC’s biggest partners.

Nokia and HTC have both now signed a patent collaboration agreement that benefits both companies. According to the official press release, HTC will make payments for the usage of Nokia’s patents, and in return, Nokia will also have access to HTC’s LTE patents, which are quite famous and useful for almost every smartphone OEM in the business.

We’d call this a very interesting win-win solution. HTC has been Microsoft’s mobile partner since the birth of the Pocket PC, and it’s great that the Nokia acquisition can now enable more business instead of hindering it.

Source: Nokia Press Release
Via: GSM Arena

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