quote: On the legal front, HTC did catch a bit of a break, seeing a potential sales ban on its phones in Germany due to infringement of a patent from a firm called IPCom lifted when the patent involved was ruled invalid by the EU.
quote: That has to be the most wrong statement I've read in ages! HTC were appealing against IPCom's injunction in germany. At the end of last week HTC withdrew their appeal, meaning IPCom pretty much just need to do some paperwork to get any HTC products using 3g banned in germany. That's expected to happen before xmas.Quite how that could be seen as catching a bit of a break I just don't know. From what I've read, it seems IPCom have them over a barrel - if they can ban HTC products in what's probably their biggest market in europe, they can ask for a pretty steep license from HTC.
quote: * IPCom says to enforce 2009 injunction* IPCom expects to halt HTC sales in Germany over Christmas
quote: meaning IPCom pretty much just need to do some paperwork to get any HTC products using 3g banned in germany