BlackBerry sues Facebook in fight over app patents

BlackBerry 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".
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6 March 2018 in Business, Views: 37
Source: BBC
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