Nokia Wins U.K. Lawsuit Against HTC Over Phone Network Patent

Nokia Oyj (NOK1V) won a London lawsuit against Taiwanese phonemaker HTC Corp. (2498) over patent rights concerning the transmission of data over mobile networks.

Judge Richard Arnold said that HTC products had infringed Nokia’s patent EP 0 998 024. Nokia said in a statement it would seek compensation and an injunction against the sale of HTC products in the U.K.

Nokia, the Finnish company selling its handset business to Microsoft Corp, has filed more than 50 lawsuits in Europe, Japan and the U.S. in its patent fight with HTC.

“HTC is disappointed by the decision that the U.K. court has reached in this case and we will be seeking to appeal the finding immediately,” the company said in an e-mailed statement.

The case is: Nokia Corporation v HTC Corporation, High Court of Justice. Chancery Division, HC12C02909; and HTC Corporation v Nokia Corporation, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, HC12A02048

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