Back in September after HTC unveiled its two Windows Phone devices there was a rumor that Nokia might sue HTC for design patents. Reason for the rumored lawsuit aside, the general idea was that with such a small market share Microsoft should do something and step in between its OEMs.
Just recently HTC has signed a licensing deal with Apple but it looks like the Taiwanese company is caught in legal battles again, this time exactly with Nokia, but not over design patents. There are five venues where this battle is ongoing and the Finnish phone maker is suing HTC for 32 patents, including those referring to reduction of power consumption in a mobile station, synchronization of databases with date range, and method of operating a navigation system using images. Find a full list of the patents involved at the source link below.
Three hearings in Germany — will happen this year, starting November 21 and ending December 14.
Who will benefit from this lawsuit or eventually a settlement? Nokia, HTC, Microsoft, the ecosystem, the users? Let us know in the comments below.