Intellectual Property

BlackBerry Sues Facebook Over Instant Messaging Patents

Today, BlackBerry filed a lawsuit against Facebook alleging that the social network and its subsidiaries (WhatsApp and Instagram) infringe on the company's messaging app patents. At the core of the filing, which is a total of 117 pages, is the company's proprietary messaging product Blackberry Messenger, otherwise known as BBM. The company is contending that...

Nokia and Apple Settle Patent Dispute, Sign New Deal

Nokia and Apple have settled long-running intellectual property disputes and agreed to a multi-year patent license, moving from courtroom foes to business partners. The companies didn't disclose financial terms, but said Tuesday that Apple has agreed to make an upfront cash payment to Nokia, with additional payments over the term of the "multiyear" deal. The...