BlackBerry Ltd. (BBRY), the former smartphone and software technology developer run by CEO John Chen, may have a brighter future as patent troll than as a software developer with a portfolio of some 44,000 patents worldwide, many of which have been described by Envision IP as high quality based on reverse citations. The Waterloo, […]
BlackBerry, formerly known as Research in Motion, announced today that is was “exploring a potential sale of the company or a joint venture” as part of efforts to explore strategic alternatives for its business.
On Tuesday, the New York Times reported that Ericsson filed suit against Samsung, alleging that Samsung infringes patents “involving GSM, GPRS, 3G and LTE mobile phone standards.” Also, Reuters reported today that RIM lost a dispute over the use of Nokia patents, in a case which could halt the sale of RIM products if a […]
On July 9, 2012, International Business Times reported that RIM has valued its patent portfolio at $3.37 billion. RIM claims to have slightly over 3,300 US patents, which works out to about a $1 MM price per patent for the patent portfolio as a whole.
Research in Motion, Ltd. (RIM), a former powerhouse in the enterprise mobile communication device market, has consistently lost market share over the past few years as its BlackBerry handsets continue to fail to keep up with current-generation Android or iOS devices.