HTC is prohibited to sale their smartphones and other devices in Germany Following the German court decision related to the patent violation. This news is reported by Wall Street Journal.
HTC is reported by Acacia Research Corporation, a U.S -based patent licensing firm to the German court associated with unlicensed use of standard-essential patents. The patent was about the standard mobile technologies, and they asked a regulation how companies can use those technologies to earn a profit.
The German court has decided this case on November 27, and it will be valid one month later. Therefore, HTC has to stop their device selling, which they have been sold through one of the largest telecom companies in Germany with an annual revenue of over €60 billion ($65.5 billion). HTC says it plans to appeal the ruling, and is working with Deutsche Telekom to ensure limited service disruption to its customers.
HTC released HTC One A9 with a great design and targeted the mid-range consumers, and of course this issue can hit its fans.