HTC pull their handsets from sale in the UK over in IP infringement claim

HTC have removed all of their current mobile phone handsets from sale in the UK over an IP infringement claim filed by IPCom. This includes the Desire 12, 12+ and the U12+.

The claim was first filed by IPCom in 2012 at which point HTC responded by making changes that ensured their handsets no longer infringed on the patent. However, IPCom have since reviewed the current HTC range and claim that the agreed solution is no longer implemented in the Desire 12 therefore that handset once again infringes on the company's IP.

While the other handsets appear to be compliant, HTC has pulled all from sale while it investigates.

Speaking to Pocket-lint, an HTC spokeswoman said "As a leading innovator, HTC takes intellectual property issues very seriously. We are proactively investigating an infringement claim by a third party with respect to a single handset model".

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