BlackBerry Accuses Facebook Of Copying BlackBerry Messenger Patents: The BlackBerry technology company has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the Facebook social network, accusing it of copying features of its own BlackBerry Messenger messaging application.
BlackBerry on Tuesday registered a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram applications, which it accused of copying technologies and features of its own BlackBerry Messenger ‘app’ in services owned by Mark Zuckerberg’s company.
In the letter, addressed to a federal court in Los Angeles USA, the Canadian company has criticized that Facebook created mobile messaging applications that “incorporate” BlackBerry innovations and use a series of features related to security, user interface and improved functionality.
According to the media sources, litigation for patent infringement is part of the strategy of BlackBerry CEO John Chen to generate revenue for the company, after having lost his position of relevance among the main companies in the smartphone market.
In that sense, a spokesman for the Canadian company explained that protecting the assets of shareholders and intellectual property is the job of every CEO, and has argued that litigation is not central in the strategy of BlackBerry.
In addition, he recalled that this demand follows years of negotiations and an obligation to shareholders to seek appropriate legal remedies.
For his part, the deputy general counselor of Facebook, Paul Grewal, has confirmed that the social network will meet the demand. The executive regretted that the BlackBerry claim reflects the current state of his courier business. Grewal has criticized that after having abandoned their efforts to innovate, BlackBerry now seeks to tax the innovation of other companies.