Blackberry sues Facebook – claiming that WhatsApp & Instagram infringe it’s patents.
It’s no news to anyone that Blackberry has been losing substantial market share to other corporations such as Facebook and Google.
They are suing Facebook for using “messaging processes” which are apparently patented.What you probably don’t know is that BlackBerry has a large patent portfolio, with an estimated 40,000 global patents on technology including operating systems, networking infrastructure, acoustics, messaging, automotive subsystems, cyber security and wireless communications.In this case, Blackberry shows companies that you can use Intellectual Property against marketplace leaders.Patents are a form of monopoly right, used to claw back market share by stopping use of readily used, patented technology.
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