HTC loses IP fight over transmission chip patent infringement

HTC now must work with Qualcomm to correct the infringing component or else face a U.S. ban

When legal historians look back on this era in intellectual property cases, it might make sense to label time period “The Cell Phone Wars.” Samsung and Apple have been dueling in court for a while now, but they’re not the only mobile device companies that have engaged in IP-related litigation. Apple has also gone toe-to-toe with Motorola as well as patent trolls, while Samsung has also tussled in court with display maker LG.

Now, however, the fight shifts to two other phone makers: HTC Corp. and Nokia Corp. A recent International Trade Commission (ITC) ruling claims that HTC infringed on two Nokia patents relating to technology that enhances the transmission and reception of phone calls.

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