has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook (WhatsApp and
Instagram) through the Los Angeles courts for infringing on its patents for messaging apps.
BlackBerry is claiming infringement on patents it holds for message encryption
and notifications, and is seeking an injunction as well as damages for lost
profits, although no figure was given.
Facebook and its wholly-owned services Instagram and WhatsApp are named as
defendants in the lawsuit.
Facebook and its companies developed “competing applications that
improperly used BlackBerry’s mobile messaging intellectual property”. “We
have a strong claim that Facebook has infringed on our intellectual property,
and after several years of dialogue, we also have an obligation to our
shareholders to pursue appropriate legal remedies,” says Blackberry
representative spokeswoman Sarah McKinney
Over the years, I’ve wondered if BlackBerry would take action against some of
the competing apps out there. I guess ‘after several years of dialogue’ they’ve
finally decided to put some action in motion.
16 thoughts on “Blackberry Sues Facebook, WhatsApp , Instagram Over Messaging App”
Smile… Blackberry should go to hell, we don't need them in Nigeria again… #saynotoBB
Now this is funny… Are they just realising their losses?
Hmm, why now? they've been ignoring and overlooking it since, why sue now. Life sha.
After how many years,but i didn't see telegram there.
Is it not rather too late?
Smart move by BlackBerry but I think the move is kind of late…they should have done dis easier
Medicine after death from BlackBerry
They just want to remain relevant which is going to be difficult.
Infringing on moribund BBM?? BBM time has expired
Blackberry is a frustrated company. They should count their loses and move on. They are a bunch of funny dudes
they should continue ignoring them. Anyways lets see what happens
Lol.. Frustrated company
Hahahahahaha Blackberry will not go and sleep
Jst cnt laugh ……hahahahahha waste of time
They are simply fighting a lost battle, someone should advice blackberry to PACK WELL.. Their time is up.