Facebook and Snap jam Blackberry patent suit

www.theregister.co.uk | 6/11/2018 | Staff
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Facebook and Snap are pushing to have the patents behind Blackberry's massive infringement suit invalidated and thrown out.

The two companies last week both filed (PDF) motions to dismiss their respective cases on the grounds the four patents cited by Blackberry in its complaints were invalid for use in court.

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Blackberry filed the cases against both social networks earlier this year, claiming each was infringing on patents it holds around the design and operation of mobile services such as tracking, pushing information to a device and previewing new content.

Arguing that both companies have been infringing on its patents for years without paying, Blackberry is seeking a jury trial determine damages or (more likely) a licensing deal be struck before the case gets that far.

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Facebook is challenging four of the nine patents cited in the complaint, while Snap is looking to toss out four of the six patents cited in Blackberry's original complaint. Between the two motions, a total of six Blackberry patents would possibly be invalidated.

Both of the motions ask the court to apply the standard established in Alice vs CLS Bank, an infringement case that has become the basis for testing whether a concept...
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