Nokia already owns the microphone that HTC is putting into its new One smartphones, leading to an ill-timed injunction.
A court sided with Microsoft that licensing, not a U.S. and German sales bans, is the way to resolve this patent dispute.
The Cupertino firm is purportedly taking Samsung back to court Friday to wring more restitution from its rival.
A German court ruled Thursday Apple could proceed with an injunction on Motorola devices in the country due to alleged patent infringement.
Court date set to determine whether eight Samsung smartphones should be banned from sale in the U.S.