Canada's BlackBerry filed lawsuits against BLU in 2016, as part
of the handset-maker-turned-software-company's move to make cash
off a bunch of technology patents it had collected in its
Thursday's agreement will include on-going payments from BLU to
BlackBerry, the companies said, but did not give further
The settlement will allow Blackberry "to focus on further
licensing opportunities in the mobile communications market,"
said Jerald Gnuschke, senior director of Intellectual Property
Licensing at BlackBerry.
BlackBerry, which holds about 40,000 worldwide patents and
applications, has been long been focusing on software sales and
licensing after its once-popular phones lost out to Apple and
others in the smartphone industry.
(Reporting by Nivedita Bhattacharjee; Editing by Sriraj
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