A couple of months ago we learned that BlackBerry CEO John Chen decided a good way to arrest his company’s decline was to go into patent lawsuit mode. His first victim was rival manufacturer BLU, against which BlackBerry filed two separate infringement lawsuits covering 15 different patents. One of the suits was mainly based software while the other looked at hardware, specifically relating to phone signal transmission.
Before filing the suits, BlackBerry said it approached BLU with terms for licensing the patents, but that the offer was turned down, and so legal action was taken.
BlackBerry and BLU settle patent dispute and agree on license agreement was written by the awesome team at Android Police.