Nokia wins Netherlands court injunction against HTC One mic component

Nokia said it found the high-amplitude audio-capture technology in HTC was the same as its own.

Last Updated: Apr 24, 2013, 15:51 PM IST

London: Nokia has won an injunction in the Netherlands that will ban HTC from using the current microphone components found in its HTC One phones across the globe.

Nokia said it found the high-amplitude audio-capture technology in HTC was the same as its own.

The ruling made by the Amsterdam District Court is effective until March 2014 and will prevent STMicro, which sells the parts, from offering them to HTC for sale.

According to the BBC, HTC said it would be looking for alternatives "immediately".

The Amsterdam court found the parts had been invented by Nokia and manufactured exclusively for the Finnish company's phones.

The Finland-based mobile maker said that HTC has no licence or authorisation from Nokia to use these microphones or the Nokia technologies from which they have been developed.

ANI