BlackBerry takes Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to court

BlackBerry has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. In a 117-page charge, the smartphone manufacturer states that the three social media giants have infringed on patents on the BlackBerry Messenger app.

According to BlackBerry, patents are violated in terms of security, user interface and functionality. Facebook has already responded to the allegations and says they will defend themselves. “The charge unfortunately reflects the current state of BlackBerry’s messaging business, and instead of innovating itself, BlackBerry is now trying to make money from the innovations of others, and we will oppose it,” said Facebook lawyer Paul Grewal.