Suit over patent infringement is a piece of BlackBerry Chief Executive John Chen’s procedure for profiting for the organization, which has lost piece of the overall industry in the cell phone showcase it once overwhelmed.
“Respondents made portable informing applications that co-select BlackBerry’s advancements, utilizing some of the imaginative security, UI, and usefulness upgrading highlights,” Canada-based BlackBerry said in a recording with a Los Angeles government court.
“Securing investor resources and licensed innovation is the activity of each CEO,” BlackBerry representative Sarah McKinney said in an email. Be that as it may, she noticed that case was “not vital to BlackBerry’s methodology.”
The claim took after years of transaction and BlackBerry has a commitment to investors to seek after fitting lawful cures, she included.
Facebook Deputy General Counsel Paul Grewal said in an announcement that the organization planned to battle the claim.
“Blackberry’s suit tragically mirrors the present condition of its informing business,” Grewal said. “Having relinquished its endeavors to enhance, Blackberry is currently hoping to impose the advancement of others.”
BlackBerry is attempting to convince different organizations to pay permitting eminences to utilize its trove of in excess of 40,000 worldwide licenses on innovation including working frameworks, organizing foundation, acoustics, informing, car subsystems, cybersecurity and remote correspondences.
BlackBerry is likewise offering cybersecurity programming for self driving autos.
BlackBerry sued Nokia Corp in February 2017, charging encroachment of licenses identifying with 3G and 4G remote interchanges innovation. That case is as yet pending in government court in Delaware.
A year ago Qualcomm Inc (QCOM.O) consented to pay BlackBerry $940 million to determine intervention over eminence installments.
In October 2017 BlackBerry declared a private settlement with Blu Products Inc, a Florida-based creator of minimal effort cell phones it had additionally sued for patent encroachment.