HTC smartphones could get Christmas ban in Germany
Owner of patents IPCom has been chasing HTC for some time over it's 3G patent, now HTC has withdrawn the appeal
HTC have withdrawn an appeal against the IPCom claim that HTC is infringing one of their patents regarding 3G technology. Now that they've withdrawn the appeal HTC could well see all their 3G products, including the HTC Sensation and HTC Desire HD, banned in Germany over the Christmas period and the foreseeable future.
HTC has become the prime target for IPCom and because IPCom are based in Germany they could well succeed in getting the injunction which would see HTC's products banned from the country.
If this comes to pass then it could have huge ramifications for the companies business in Germany, especially with Mobile World Congress 2012 due after Christmas with leaked handsets such as the HTC Ville rumoured to be on their way.
Source: The Register