NOKIA yesterday accused rival phone maker HTC of copying its technology after it won an injunction preventing the Taiwanese firm from buying parts designed for Nokia phones.
An Amsterdam court banned HTC from buying microphone components from Dutch electronics firm STMicro that were exclusively made for Nokia handsets, after an investigation from the Finnish company discovered the technology in HTC’s latest flagship phone, the HTC One.
The injunction will pile further pressure on HTC, which recently had to postpone the device’s launch due to supply delays.
In a statement, Nokia said: “HTC has no licence or authorisation from Nokia to use these microphones or the Nokia technologies from which they have been developed.
“Nokia calls on HTC to compete using its own innovations and to stop copying from Nokia.”
HTC said it would evaluate other supply options immediately.