RIM Sued By Firm Over BBX Trademark
Research In Motion has been hit with a lawsuit from a company based in New Mexico that claims to have trademarked the BBX name. The company is called Basis International, and it uses the name "BBx" for a software language, database, and toolset that it created. "Our patent attorney has sent them a cease and desist letter, invoking the U.S. trademark act ... requesting a response by October 31," Basis CEO Nico Spence said to Reuters. "Failing that, we'll take the next logical legal step." RIM announced earlier this week that it plans to transition its BlackBerry and PlayBook devices to a new platform called BBX (built on portions of its BlackBerry OS and QNX). RIM doesn't believe a conflict exists in the names. In a statement sent to Reuters, RIM said, "RIM has not yet received a copy of the legal complaint described in Basis International's press release, but we do not believe the marks are confusing, particularly since our respective companies are in different lines of business."
BlackBerry to Cease Monthly Updates for the Priv, Launch Trade-Up Program
BlackBerry said this week that it will no longer provide monthly system and security updates to its BlackBerry Priv smartphone. The company originally committed to providing updates for a period of two years.
BlackBerry Sues Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp Over Patents
BlackBerry has filed lawsuits against Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp, claiming all three violate its patented messaging technology. "Defendants created mobile messaging applications that co-opt BlackBerry’s innovations, using a number of the innovative security, user interface, and functionality enhancing features," said the company in its filings.
BlackBerry Sues Snap Over Messaging Patents
BlackBerry has filed a lawsuit against Snap Inc., alleging that the latter company's social network is infringing in BlackBerry's messaging patents. The patents in question were awarded to BlackBerry between 2012 and 2014 and cover a range of technologies concerning mobile messaging.
ITC to Investigate Nokia's Patent Complaints Against Apple
The U.S. International Trade Commission today said it will investigate claims made by Nokia that Apple's smartphones and tablets violate its patented technology.
Anyone can see the obvious difference.
Blackberry is the best!