BlackBerry just sued Facebook for patent infringement

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BlackBerry is suing Facebook for patent infringement.

The Canadian tech company — admired by Kim Kardashian and formerly the most cherished texting maneuver available — has accused Facebook of improperly abusing its “mobile messaging intelligence” in social apps including WhatsApp and Instagram.

But why now? Harmonizing to BlackBerry, the company tried to work with the social network for years. BlackBerry is now striving impairments from Facebook for its lost profits.

BlackBerry, founded in 1987, attracted in $1.7 billion in revenue in 2017. Facebook, founded in 2004, surpassed $40 billion in income last year. In dispute you haven’t been keeping pace with BlackBerry as a company, it has bet its future of self-driving and connected automobile engineering. Last-place time, it teamed up with Qualcomm on that technology, and it’s also working with Chinese tech heavyweight Baidu to develop more. BlackBerry too still starts new phones, like the BlackBerry Motion. Meanwhile, Facebook continues to run the world’s largest social networks and have sought to no longer destroy republic.

A BlackBerry spokesperson wrote in an email to Mashable 😛 TAGEND

“We have a lot of respect for Facebook and the appraise they’ve placed on messaging capabilities, some of which were invented by BlackBerry. As a cybersecurity and embedded application master, BlackBerry’s deem is that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp could utter great collaborators in our drive toward a securely related future, and we continue to hold this doorway open to them. Nonetheless, we have a strong declare that Facebook has infringed on our intellectual property, and after several years of exchange, we also have an obligation to our stockholders to prosecute relevant legal remedies.”

The lawsuit, firstly reported by Reuters, was filed in the Central District of California court.

The specific patents include 😛 TAGEND

Security improvement

User interface improvements

Combining mobile gaming and mobiel messaging

Battery efficient status revises for portable devices

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