Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Blackberry in US sues Facebook in fight over app patents



Blackberry has filed a lawsuit in the US accusing Facebook of copying features from Blackberry Messenger in a violation of its patent rights.

 
Blackberry, which was once a leader in the smartphone market, says Facebook used the features and technology in its WhatsApp and Instagram apps.


The claims come after Blackberry has increased efforts to make money from its more than 40,000 patents.


Facebook has said it would fight the lawsuit.


Paul Grewal, deputy general counsel of Facebook, said Blackberry's claim "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," he said.




BBC      News.