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German court throws out a patent claim in Nokia vs HTC lawsuit

German court throws out a patent claim in Nokia vs HTC lawsuit

Jumping off the HTC One bandwagon for a minute and putting on a collard shirt and tie we want to talk about a recent minor win for HTC in the courthouse. Yesterday, a judge in the District Court of Mannheim, Germany dismissed a patent claim that focuses on the way an Android phone accesses the Internet by way of the Google Play Store.

Just to be clear as mud here, this patent lawsuit is really a big shot at Google’s Android platform, but disguised as a direct shot at HTC since it is the motor burning the fuel. Apparently they method content is delivered from the developer to the customer through Google Play servers was originally conceived by the folks at Nokia or some company under theirs. This win is a small sigh of relief for HTC since there are approximately 21 other claims from Nokia in Germany and more claims in other countries to include the US. This is however, a bigger win for Google and the rest of the manufacturers using the same architecture with their Android smartphones and tablets.

Source: Engadget

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With over a decade of IT experience working in and for the US Army, Andy has helped implement pilot programs using Android devices at work and helps others learn how to turn a smartphone into a tool for getting things done. He started a blog about HTC as an outlet to share HTC news without spamming his friends on common social networks, but decided to combine forces with HTCSource to have more of an impact on the HTC community. Andy has had an HTC in his pocket since the days of the T-Mobile MDA.