After about two years of battle, BlackBerry has announced that it has resolved its disputes with Facebook, after both companies had taken aim at each other’s patents.
It would be recalled that in 2018, BlackBerry alleged in California court that Facebook and its WhatsApp and Instagram platforms were infringing on seven of its inventions.
Reports had it that BlackBerry accused Facebook and its subsidiaries of using BlackBerry’s technology in messaging apps, methods for photo-tagging, and a tool that enables use of a device’s contact list while a game is being played, in order to exchange messages and game data.
In a striking move later that year, Facebook filed a suit of its own over six patents, claiming BlackBerry was infringing on its patented voice instant messaging and use of global positioning systems.
But now, a BlackBerry spokeswoman has averred that the company and Facebook reached a confidential agreement, reports said.