Nokia Hits HTC with Fresh Litigation
Nokia has filed new complaints against HTC with the U.S. International Trade Commission and courts in California, alleging that the company is infringing on its intellectual property. Nokia already has claims against HTC in motion that are separate from its latest filings. "We began actions against HTC in 2012 to end the unauthorized use of our proprietary innovations and technologies," said Nokia. "Since then, 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." Last month, a court in Germany found that STMicroelectronics, a supplier of microphones, had violated an agreement it had with Nokia when it sold parts to HTC. HTC says it was free of guilt in that case. The nature of Nokia's new complaints were not immediately specified.