BlackBerry stand seen at the Mobile World Congress on Feb. 26, 2018. Photo: Paco Freire/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images
Backberry is not as innovative as they use over the past decade but the company still taking advantages of its software and patent, according to Blackberry Facebook and its subsidiaries such as Whatsapp and Instagram are using its Patent! This is the both versions.
Facebook’s version :
“Blackberry’s suit 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.”
— Paul Grewal, FB deputy general counsel
BlackBerry’s version :
“We have a lot of respect for Facebook and the value they’ve placed on messaging capabilities, some of which were invented by BlackBerry. As a cybersecurity and embedded software leader, BlackBerry’s view is that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp could make great partners in our drive toward a securely connected future, and we continue to hold this door open to them. However, 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.”
This is going to be a big battle but seemingly blackberry is not only looking for indemnity but also open a partnership opportunity for Facebook. We soon know what the future holds on this story.