HTC in hot water over violating a pair of Nokia patents

Sometimes it isn’t the patent trolls that make the waves in court. The courts themselves are very capable of making waves on their own, as HTC is finding out.

Taiwan’s HTC has infringed on two patents held by Nokia related to cellphones and tablets, a judge at a powerful U.S. trade court said Monday.

In a preliminary ruling, Judge Thomas Pender of the U.S. International Trade Commission said HTC has infringed U.S. patents 7,415,247 and 6,393,260.

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