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HTC One Mini sales to be blocked in UK following court ruling


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HTC One also at risk of ban

A British judge has ruled that HTC must stop selling its One Mini handset in the UK from this Friday, Dec. 6, after finding that it infringed upon Nokia's patents. A report from Bloombergstates that the HTC One was also found to breach certain Nokia patents, but Judge Richard Arnold delayed any action against that product to give HTCthe chance to appeal, as a sales ban of the flagship handset could "considerably" damage the company.

HTChad argued that the offending part was "a very small component" and thus didn't justify a sales ban.

Nokia says that it's also claiming financial compensation in the case, according to a statement given to Bloomberg, and that HTC has agreed not to import any more of the infringing products into the UK pending an appeal.

We've reached out to HTC for comment and we'll update this post with any official statement. In the meantime, UK buyers looking to pick up a One Mini would be advised to do so before Friday.

Source: Bloomberg


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