Way back in 2009 BlackBerry spent a ridiculous amount of money for Certicom. By spending $106 Million, they acquired all of Certicom’s Encryption Patents. Among the many patents, elliptic curve cryptography. This method of encryption is used by BlackBerry and the government only. As other companies use RSA and Diffie-Hellman even though elliptic is more […]
BlackBerry has been busy of late. With he launch of BlackBerry 10, the Z10 and Q10 and soon to be Q5, you wouldn’t think they would have had much time for much else. However in a new patent submission you can see that BlackBerry has been working on flexible screen technology for the future. In […]
It seems that even BlackBerry is looking at getting into the wearable tech game. Google has had the most media attention of late thanks to Google Galls, but it seems that BlackBerry is also looking to enter the wearable tech market with some accessories to pair nicely with your BlackBerry smartphone. BlackBerry’s conceptual accessory is […]
BlackBerry has been granted a new patent today that touches upon gesture recognition for photo manipulation. The latest patent deals specifically with how one will interact with a photo or image on their smartphone without having to actually touch the screen.
BlackBerry has filed for two new patents on hidden keyboards. Now these patents are not your normal everyday slider like the BlackBerry Torch 900/9810. These keyboards actually retract into the device like a turtle pulling his head in the shell. It is an interesting concept to say the least, but don’t look for it to […]
Patent Troll Unwired Planet last year filed a patent infringement complaint towards RIM and a few other big name companies, Apple and Google included. They now have purchased more than 2,000 new patents to add to it portfolio. Ericsson has transferred 2,185 U.S and international patents and patent applications to Unwired Planet, mostly containing 2G, […]
The idea of IT espionage is noting new, and RIM has even been at the wrong end of a “Mr. Blurrycam” photo or two. Well RIM has submitted a patent on tech that will prevent “inconspicuous use of cameras” on their devices. The idea is that the user will be required to maintain focus on […]
RIM has filed for approval on a new patent today. The patent is one for “system generated blog entries” for the new BlackBerry 10 operating system. The idea is that once a “trigger event” is performed , say like taking a picture, you will be able to write your caption or story and then post it […]
The news just keeps getting worse from RIM these days. Not only are they facing a ton of criticism for delaying BlackBerry 10 and having a poor earnings report, they have now lost a patent suit with Mformation over enterprise server software. The suit was originally filed back in 2008 and yesterday a San Francisco court […]
In the current mobile technology environment it seems like everyone is filing some kind of patent suit against someone else. Nokia launched a suit against RIM back in May, and today Nokia has added three more patents to the suit. Both of the parties involved in this one have quite an extensive patent portfolio so […]
RIM has submitted quite a few patent applications over the last few weeks. Previous applications have been for new keyboards, smartphone docks and even a potential foray into forensics peripherals. The newest application from RIM points towards the possibility of a new “pressure sensitive” unlock alternative. By the description that is attached to the application […]
Research in Motion has applied for two more very similar patents for electronic devices, this time for fuel cells. One of the patents was for the frame of a fuel cell and the other for the actual fuel tank. Their initial goal for both patents is to show exactly how a fuel cell can fit […]
Engineers in Waterloo have been developing some new things to help bring RIM back to the fore front of cellular technology.
It looks as though RIM may try to outbid Google wireless technology patents held by Nortel. Google has made an offer of $900 million for the 6,000 patents. The patents would let them control and license technology used in BlackBerrys, iPhones and mobile devices that run on Google Android. Bloomberg reports that “a group of […]