Huawei bought patents from BlackBerry. Reportedly, even the security ones

  • BlackBerry has been one of the largest players in the mobile world in the past
  • It has become synonymous mainly with security
  • Now the Canadian company has sold part of its patents to China

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The Canadian manufacturer with the blackberry in the emblem has been incredibly popular in the past and peaked in 2013. Its unmistakable phones with a hardware keyboard and touchpad have become the main hallmarks of all busy businessmen or successful directors. Unfortunately, in 2016, Blackberry wrapped it up in terms of phones, but it continues to figure in the area of ​​software and security.

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Huawei on shopping in Canada

Although already this Canadian manufacturer does not produce phones, still has a wealth of intellectual property and holds over 38,000 different patents. Competitive Huawei has set out to Canada for shopping and obtained 90 patents from this icon of the past.

It’s not much and compared to the whole volume it’s just like that drop in the sea, but it is certainly interesting that one of the most technologically advanced companies in the world buys patents from a company that has long been out of action. This only points to how advanced the BlackBerry of its time was.

Security risk?

Although nowhere was it specified exactly what Huawei bought, but allegedly in part these were security patents. And that’s because this Chinese manufacturer has been on for a long time blacklisted USA just for safety, it doesn’t make you feel good. According to The Globe and Mail server (via GizChina), which came with the report, is everything legally treated and the trade took place in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations.

The Canadian also commented on this Minister for Innovation, Navdeep Bains, who did not disclose specific details about the deal, but said Canada has a strong one Transaction Control Act in the interests of national security. So everything should be in perfect order and Huawei allegedly bought a lot basic patents regarding GPS or entering text according to the orientation of the phone.

BlackBerry only runs in software

John Chen, CEO of a blackberry producer, said the company is in full swing downloads to the software world and is currently betting on two things. He either sells his patents or sues large companies such as Facebook or Twitter for using her intellectual property without proper remuneration.

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