BlackBerry sues Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp for patent infringements
Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp are three of the biggest names in the social media space, and they're all being sued by BlackBerry for infringing on patents the company holds for its BlackBerry Messenger app.
BlackBerry officially filed the lawsuit on Tuesday, March 6, 2018, in Los Angeles, CA, and the company is requesting that the claims are heard by a jury in court.
The lawsuit measures in at a hefty 117-pages, and it claims that Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp:
Facebook has already announced that it'll be contesting the lawsuit, with the company's Deputy General Counsel, Paul Grewal, saying:
What do you expect to come out of this?
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