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BlackBerry files lawsuit against WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram over Patent Infringement

BlackBerry Ltd on Tuesday filed a patent infringement lawsuit against WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook.

BlackBerry claims the three social media platforms (owned by Facebook) have infringed on seven BBM patents and is asking for monetary damages.

BlackBerry alleges that Facebook and its daughter companies have created messaging apps that infringe on BlackBerry patents covering user interface features, security, battery-efficient status updates, and integrating mobile messaging in games.

Facebook’s Deputy General counsel had this to say about the lawsuit:

“BlackBerry’s suit sadly reflects the current state of its messaging business. Having abandoned its efforts to innovate, BlackBerry is now looking to tax the innovation of others. We intend to fight. – Facebook

Apple and Android was the smartphones that took the crown from BlackBerry in the smartphone industry. Now, BlackBerry has fall and converted to Android. TCL is the current manufacturer of BlackBerry Android-powered hardwares that focuses on security and enterprise features.

Do you really think Facebook and its other services, can infringe BBM patents or this is just a business strategy for BBM to reap where they did not sow? However, the law shall tell. What’s your say?

3 Comments

  1. Ayo ade Ayo ade March 7, 2018

    It’s sad to see how low blackberry has fallen. I wish them the kind of ressurection Nokia got

  2. Harun Khalid Adeiza Harun Khalid Adeiza March 7, 2018

    This is just showing us how life is, this is the reality, i wish them a successful reconstruction just like Nokia and even better than the Nokia. God bless them!

  3. ZAYYAD ZAYYAD March 18, 2018

    I wish they could be like Nokia ,

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