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HTC's One Mini banned in U.K. following Nokia patent victory
Taiwan News, Staff Writer
2013-12-04 10:47 AM
According to a report by Bloomberg, a London judge said HTC Corp. (2498) couldn't sell its One Mini phone in the U.K. starting Dec. 6 as judge ruled that it has infringed patents owned by Nokia Oyj.

While Judge Richard Arnold also ruled that HTC's flagship smartphone of the year new One contained microchips that breached Nokia's patent, he delayed an injunction against the product so HTC could appeal. Blocking U.K. sales of the One would cause considerable damage to HTC, he said in a ruling Tuesday.

HTC had argued the microchips found to infringe Nokia patents were a very small component and didn't justify a sales ban, Arnold said in the ruling. Nokia is also claiming financial compensation for the infringement of this patent.

HTC sold about 750,000 smartphones worth about $363 million in the U.K. between January and September, according to the judgment.

HTC stock dropped 3% in early Taipei trading on Wednesday.

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