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BlackBerry files patent infringement lawsuit against Avaya

The technology company BlackBerry Ltd. filed a lawsuit last Tuesday, August 2 against Avaya Inc. for patent infringement in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Dallas.

BlackBerry claims the patents Avaya infringed upon include 9143801, 8964849, 8116739, 8886212, 8688439, 7440561, 8554218, and 737296, which BlackBerry filed between 1998 and 2012. In the complaint, BlackBerry alleges that Avaya used BlackBerry’s technology in multiple products and that they want to be reimbursed for the illegal actions done by Avaya.

In a letter to Avaya on Dec. 17, 2015, BlackBerry told the company of their complaints before they filed for legal action. BlackBerry CEO John Chen said they are extremely proud of their patents, as, “Throughout its history, BlackBerry has demonstrated a commitment to innovation, including through its investments in research and development, which have totaled more than $5.5 billion over the past five years. BlackBerry has protected the technical innovations resulting from these investments, including through seeking patent protection.”

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