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BlackBerry sues Fb over messaging apps



Canadian telecommunications agency BlackBerry sued Fb on Tuesday, accusing the American social media firm of infringing on its patents for messaging apps.


BlackBerry is claiming infringement on patents it holds for message encryption and notifications, and is in search of an injunction in addition to damages for misplaced earnings, though no determine was given.

Fb and its wholly-owned providers Instagram and WhatsApp are named as defendants within the lawsuit.

“Now we have loads of respect for Fb and the worth they’ve positioned on messaging capabilities, a few of which had been invented by BlackBerry,” BlackBerry spokeswoman Sarah McKinney stated in a press release.

She stated BlackBerry wish to accomplice with Facebrook “in our drive towards a securely related future, and we proceed to carry this door open to them.”

“Nevertheless, now we have a robust declare that Fb has infringed on our mental property, and after a number of years of dialogue, we even have an obligation to our shareholders to pursue acceptable authorized cures,” McKinney added.

BlackBerry, after abandoning the manufacture of its once-popular smartphones, has refocused its core enterprise on cybersecurity software program and providers.


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