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HTC’s German Resellers Sued for Selling Its Phones

HTC’s German Resellers Sued for Selling Its Phones
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By Maureen O’Gara

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December 23, 2011 02:38 PM EST

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Reuters says IP firm IPCom has sued maybe 30 German retailers so far for patent infringement for selling HTC phones.

HTC last month dropped an appeal of an injunction IPCom got from a German court in 2009. That made the injunction enforceable. The phones enjoined are any devices using UMTS technology, which is everything HTC sells.

IPCom subsequently sent maybe 100 retailers a notice to stop selling the phones by December 20. They didn’t cooperate so it started suing.

The penalty is supposed to be a fine of up to €250,000 ($ 326,000) for each violation.

To head off IPCom HTC rushed into a court in Düsseldorf last week and got a prel…………… continues on Soa Wolrd

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Patent firm sues German retailers for HTC phones
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Patent firm IPCom has sued German retailers for patent infringement for continuing to sell phones made by HTC, the No. 4 smartphone maker globally.

A court in Mannheim, Germany, ruled in February 2009 against HTC in a patent fight with IPCom, allowing an injunction against sales of HTC phones using UMTS technology and setting a penalty of up to 250,000 euros ($ 326,000) each time the injunction was violated.

All HTC smartphones use UMTS technology.

After HTC dropped an appeal of the ruling, a court in Karlsruhe, Germany, in late November said the injunction against HTC smartphone sales in Germany could be enforced.

IPCom said in a statement on Thursday that it sent 100 retailers cease and desist requests on December 6, asking them to stop selling HTC’s 3G handsets by December 2…………… continues on msnbc.com

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