Thursday, March 8, 2018

BlackBerry Sued WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram To Court, Read Full Gist Below

Blackberry Ltd which has once be a giant in the phone industry came through on Tuesday and 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 other 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.

According to Facebook’s Deputy General counsel 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.

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