Court docs are now online via The Verge / Scribd, there's a lot to take in here as it spans over 117 pages. Additionally, Facebook has responded to the claims in a statement given to Cheddar by Facebook Deputy General Counsel Paul Grewal. "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."
BlackBerry has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook
According to a new report published by Reuters, BlackBerry has recently filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook (WhatsApp and Instagram) through the Los Angeles courts.
Reuters notes that online court records are of the claims not available at this time, but a comment issued by BlackBerry spokeswoman Sarah McKinney to Reuters stated:
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,"
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.
Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are currently experiencing an outage
Facebook, Instagram, and Whatsapp are currently experiencing an outage with Europe and the East Coast of the U.S. being the most affected.
Facebook says it exposed millions of Instagram user passwords
Less than a month after Facebook exposed around 600 million of its users' passwords to employees, the company has quietly announced that Instagram accounts have been affected as well.
Facebook exposed up to 600 million user passwords to its employees
In Facebook's privacy troubles, it's now being reported that the company stored millions of user passwords and plain text — exposing them to thousands of Facebook employees.
Facebook files patent infringement lawsuit against BlackBerry
The legal battle that started back in March between BlackBerry and Facebook has now escalated to Facebook returning legal fire in claims that BlackBerry infringed several Facebook patents.