RIM Wins European Patent Dispute
Jan 30, 2006, 2:27 PM by (staff)
Research In Motion today announced it was successful in a patent dispute brought to against it. InPro, a company based in Luxembourg, claimed the Blackberry violated several of its patents. A German patent court today declared those patents invalid. InPro has the right to appeal the decision, however if it is unsuccessful, this decision should stand throughout the European Union because it is based on a European patent application. RIM is still awaiting the verdict on similar patents held by NTP from the US Patent and Trademark Office.
BlackBerry Motion Eschews the Keyboard, Packs Huge Battery
Oct 9, 2017
TCL today announced the BlackBerry Motion, a follow-up to the KEYone that drops the keyboard in favor of a larger touch screen. The Motion boasts a 5.5-inch full HD screen that's covered in a nano-diamond coating to prevent scratches.
TCL Outlines Alcatel and BlackBerry Handset Strategy
Jan 4, 2017
TCL, the parent corporation of Alcatel, unveiled its new handset strategy moving forward. The company will continue to build its Alcatel-branded smartphones that target the low/value end of the market.
BlackBerry to Cease Monthly Updates for the Priv, Launch Trade-Up Program
Dec 15, 2017
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
Mar 6, 2018
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
Apr 4, 2018
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.