BlackBerry, the previous smartphone maker, is suing Twitter for alleged patent infringement. If this sounds acquainted, it might be as a result of BlackBerry filed a patent infringement swimsuit in opposition to Fb final 12 months.
In its grievance, BlackBerry alleges Twitter has infringed and continues to infringe on six of its patents, which cowl issues like push notifications, silencing notifications for a message thread and cell promoting methods.
BlackBerry, which refers to itself as a pioneer in cell messaging, alleges Twitter “created cell messaging functions that co-opt BlackBerry’s improvements, utilizing quite a lot of the modern consumer interface and performance enhancing options that made BlackBerry’s merchandise such a vital and industrial success within the first place.”
As famous above, BlackBerry sued Fb final 12 months alleging patent infringement. On the time, BlackBerry cited seven patents that relate to safety, consumer interface options, battery-efficient standing updates, cell messaging in video games and, equally to its subject with Twitter, silencing notifications. A couple of months later, in September, Fb filed a swimsuit of its personal in opposition to BlackBerry alleging the corporate infringed on 5 of its patents. Each of these fits are nonetheless in litigation.
BlackBerry was as soon as a smartphone big however stopped manufacturing its personal in 2016. Then, in 2017, BlackBerry revealed the KEYone smartphone, manufactured by TCL, beneath the corporate’s new technique to give attention to software program.
Each Twitter and BlackBerry declined to remark.