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Nokia Sues HTC Over 32 Alleged Patent Infringements

November 13, 2012 3 Comments

Reports are coming in that Nokia is suing HTC over 32 Patent Infringements.

Here is the full list by FossPatents:

  • U.S. Patent No. 5,570,369 and EP0673175 on “reduction of power consumption in a mobile station” (ITC, Delaware, and Mannheim
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,884,190 on a “method for making a data transmission connection from a computer to a mobile communication network for transmission of analog and/or digital signals [tethering]” (ITC, Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,393,260 on a “method for attenuating spurious signals and receiver” (ITC and Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,415,247 and EP1133831 on a “method and arrangement for transmitting and receiving RF signals through various radio interfaces of communication systems” (ITC, Delaware, and Düsseldorf)
  • EP0882375 on a “communication network terminal supporting a plurality of applications” (Mannheim)
  • EP1439723 on a “communication network terminal supporting a plurality of applications” (Mannheim)
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,366,529 on a “communication network terminal supporting a plurality of applications” (ITC and Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,728,530 on a “calendar-display apparatus, and associated method, for a mobile terminal” (withdrawn from ITC investigation, still being asserted in Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,106,293 on a “lighting control method and electronic device” and EP1312974 on an “electronic display device and lighting control method of same” (ITC, Delaware, and Mannheim)
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,141,664 on “synchronisation of databases with date range” (ITC and Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,209,911 on “synchronisation of databases using filters” (ITC and Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,878,351 on “methods and apparatus for providing delayed transmission of SMS delivery acknowledgement, manual acknowledgement and SMS messages” (Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,865,404 on a “handset” (Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,647,370 on a “system and methods for scheduling and tracking events across multiple time zones” (Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,349,263 on an “integrated position and direction system” (Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,587,788 on an “integrated position and direction system with radio communication for updating data” (Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,460,953 on a “method of operating a navigation system using images” (Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,882,870 on a “personal mobile communications device having multiple units” (Delaware)
  • U.S. Patent No. 6,788,798 on a “method and arrangement for improving leak tolerance of an earpiece” (Delaware))
  • U.S. Patent No. 5,895,884 on a “shielding device with push fit lid” (Delaware)
  • EP0998024 on a “modulator structure for a transmitter and a mobile station” (Düsseldorf)
  • EP1581015 on “a communication network terminal with menus” (Delaware)
  • EP1516269 on a “system, apparatus, and method for effecting network connections via wireless devices using radio frequency identification” (Düsseldorf)
  • EP0812120 on a “method for using services offered by a telecommunication network, a telecommunication system and a terminal for it” (Mannheim)
  • EP1581016 on “a communication network terminal for accessing internet” (Mannheim)
  • EP0792077 on a “multi-service mobile station” (Mannheim)
  • EP1329982 on an “antenna for wireless communications devices” (Mannheim)
  • EP1474750 on a “method and system for storing and transferring multimedia tags” (Mannheim; see this report on a recent Munich court hearing on the assertion of this patent against RIM)
  • EP0882347 on “a radio telephone” (Mannheim)
  • EP1246071 on a “method of configuring electronic devices” (Munich)
  • EP1322072 on “a mobile communication system and a method for connecting a remote workstation to a data communication network via a mobile communication network” (Munich)
  • EP0982959 on a “mobile telephone user interface for short messages” (Munich)

HTC and Nokia will begin battling it out in court by the years end.

HTC is already paying Apple and Microsoft royalties for each android phone sold but it looks like Nokia might be taking a bigger cut then the other two as Apple already pays Nokia royalties as well.


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  • http://www.facebook.com/Bomuld Tommy Lindegaard Nielsen

    Poor HTC, they may end up paying more for every phone than what they earn…

  • Anonymous

    Maybe HTC should just pony up or close their doors and sell off the patents like Kodak (RIP) did. TBH, the sheer volume of patent litigation should be addressed and a clearing house should be created to handle this voluminous amount of legal BS. Only the lawyers are making money.

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