Nokia recently filed fresh patent infringement complaints with the U.S. International Trade Commission against HTC. The company said its two complaints with the ITC now cover nine different patents, and also noted that it now has a total of 50 patents asserted against HTC around the world.
The Finnish phone maker said the patents are related to "enhanced speech and data transmission, efficient component layout in compact unibody designs and worldwide roaming capability, as well as to enhance software features including application data sharing between phones, permissions management in applications, video encoding and decoding, and expanding a device's capabilities with new applications."
"We began actions against HTC in 2012 to end the unauthorized use of our proprietary innovations and technologies," Nokia said in a statement provided to AllThingsD. "Since then, despite the German courts confirming infringements of Nokia patents in HTC products, HTC has shown no intention to end its practices, instead it has tried to shift responsibility to its suppliers. We have therefore taken these further steps to hold HTC accountable for its actions."
Reached for comment by TechnoBuffalo, an HTC spokesperson said: "Upon receiving the official document, HTC is to consider all legal options to protect our rights."
HTC is also facing criticism in the media following the recent departure of several executives, moves that raised questions about management within the firm and it's ability to compete against its biggest rivals, Samsung and Apple.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Win an iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch with the Reader's Choice giveaway!
What's the best phone of 2019? Is it the iPhone 11 Pro, Pixel 4 or OnePlus 7T? What about the best laptop, games console, tablet and more? Vote NOW in the Reader's Choice awards and win BIG in time for the holidays!
Here are the best products from IFA 2019!
Here are the products announced at IFA 2019 that were worthy of our Best of IFA 2019 awards. Also featuring MrMobile's single best product at the show!
Step into your favorite film with a pair of 3D glasses
Experience movies and video games in the most realistic way with a pair of 3D glasses. Our guide has the best to help you narrow down your choice.