Nokia claimed that HTC had infringed its EP0812120 patent in Germany
A German court has dismissed two patent infringement lawsuits filed by Finnish mobile maker Nokia against Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC.
Nokia claimed HTC infringed its EP0812120 patent in Germany, which is a 'method for using services provided by a telecommunications network, a telecommunications system and a terminal for it.'
The District Court of Mannheim dismissed the patents and ordered Nokia to pay legal fees to HTC.
Reacting to court's ruling, HTC said in an emailed statement it believed Nokia exaggerated the scope of its patent in order to extract unwarranted licensing royalties from the Android handset manufacturers.
Nokia spokesman Mark Durrant said: "Nokia respectfully disagrees with the court's decision and we are considering our options."
In July 2012, HTC won a patent case against Apple in UK, when a London court ruled the smartphone maker did not infringe on patents held by the iPhone maker relating to technology used in its mobile devices.
Last year, Nokia filed about 45 patent infringement lawsuits against HTC, BlackBerry and ViewSonic in the US, UK and Germany.
Earlier this year, HTC settled charges with the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) by agreeing to fix flaws in its smartphones and other mobile devices, which left sensitive information of about millions of consumers at risk.