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Manufacturer may resume shipping HTC One Mini into the UK

HTC UK has released a statement saying it's been granted a stay on the injunction preventing shipments of the HTC One Mini into the UK. This follows a High Court ruling earlier this month which found that a component in the device infringed upon patents owned by Nokia, resulting in an injunction against the handset. At the time any action against the HTC One, which was also found to infringe upon the Finnish manufacturer's patents, was delayed by the judge to give HTC an opportunity to appeal. With today's developments the HTC One Mini now finds itself in a similar situation.

HTC says it'll "continue to aggressively appeal" against the decision on the Nokia patent, while working with suppliers to source alternative parts.

We've got the company's statement in full after the break.

“HTC is delighted that the Court of Appeal has granted a stay on the injunction against our products. We will immediately resume shipment of all of our devices into the UK, including the entire HTC One family. Similarly, our customers should feel confident in their ability to promote and sell all HTC devices. Even though we plan to aggressively appeal the validity decision of Nokia’s EP 0 998 024 patent, we will continue to work with our chip suppliers on alternative solutions to ensure minimal disruption to our business in the future.”

 

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UK Court of Appeal grants HTC stay on injunction

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Something tells me they had a KitKat!

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Well that's great news for HTC who have been down on their luck. Here is hoping that the company can pick up and move forward from here.

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Temporary reprieve, as much as I hate to say it.

I wouldn't ship anymore in if I was them

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Yes a temporary reprieve indeed but I think that HTC can pick up and move forward. If they can avoid them patent infringements as another hit and they are sunk.

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Wow God is really into regifting. He must been doing it for a friend

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My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

Haha just had to Mercdroid but must admit the "Gift From god" Note 3 has a better faster more vibrant ring to it :-)

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I'm not needing convincing and most certainly don't need to convince myself lol

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Yes they have that reprieve and as it stands now they can sell the HTC one range and rightly so. I can understand patents but sometimes and maybe more often they go to far.

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I do agree that these patent suits are overreaching, sometimes. But, HTC needs to take care that they're not willfully infringing a patent and then claiming the "Ignorance is Bliss" card.

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Absolutely or make the third party responsible for the replacements or cost of unsold goods because of the injunctions.

Wonder where the US injunction is..

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My phone can beat up your phone. It's bigger, badder and has more moves. If worse comes to worse, it also comes with a sword.

Absolutely it's become so hard and it does obviously favour the more wealthy companies eg Samsung although they rarely moan the G2 is an example. It's Mainly and correct me if I'm wrong but a Apple/Microsoft thing these patent battles . But I do see the logic obviously you want to protect your ideas and advancements but how far does this go when it's no longer about the quality of the product but the patent behind it.

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