Mannheim regional court, a court in Germany passed a judgement in favour of Nokia on 19 March 2013 in the case involving infringement of Nokia’s power-saving patent. The court, while passing the judgement observed that certain devices made by HTC infringed on the power-saving patent.
The case was among 22 infringement suits filed by Nokia against Taiwan’s HTC in Germany. The power-saving patent actually refers to the Nokia’s technology for saving the battery power when connected to the network.
HTC however announced that losing the case in German Court would not have a negative impact on it because it covers just three headsets- the Wildfire S, Desire S, and Rhyme, all of which are not imported into Germany anymore.
Nokia in the meanwhile, also announced that it has asserted power-saving patent against HTC in United States International Trade Commission and UK. Hearing in US will begin in May 2013.
When: 19 March 2013