The Verge reports that HTC One has escaped from a sales ban in the UK, despite being found to infringe on a Nokia patent.

HTC appealed against a ban on the HTC One and succeeded.

Arguing against a sales ban, HTC had insisted that an injunction — especially during the holidays — would be “catastrophic” for business.

However, the HTC One Mini did not escape the ban.

“In this case the potential harm is more evenly weighted, but importantly the phone was launched much more recently and HTC designed and launched it at a time when HTC knew it was facing a claim for infringement of the patent.”