Now that marijuana is legal in Canada and its legality is expanding in a majority of U.S. states as well, many companies are racing to patent new formulations of the product.
In a complaint filed on Tuesday in San Francisco, Facebook claims Blackberry has infringed on multiple patents for its voice-messaging features in its instant messaging app. These patents include analysis of GPS information and voice-messaging technology.
Earlier this month, online dating app developer Match Group, Tinder’s parent company, sued fellow dating app company Bumble for utility and design patent infringement, trademark infringement, and trade secret misappropriation. The suit was filed in the Western District of Texas.
BlackBerry Sues Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp Over Patent Infringement Claims Related to BlackBerry Messenger Technology
On Monday, March 6, 2018, Blackberry Limited filed a complaint for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California against Facebook, Inc., Instagram, Inc., and WhatsApp Inc.