BlackBerry sells 90 key smartphone-related patents to Huawei

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BlackBerry sells 90 key smartphone-related patents to Huawei

Huawei has decided to strengthen its presence in the field of smartphones acquiring ninety patents related to this type of device. And he bought them from BlackBerry, a company notorious for popularizing smartphones. These patents concern key aspects of the operation of smartphones.

Huawei may be finding it difficult to develop new smartphones, but little by little it is consolidating its independence by developing its own software. The Huawei or HMS mobile services are a good example of this independence, also the launch of HarmonyOS 2.0. This approach seeks get away from any collision caused by other companies and governments; An intention that would also be behind Huawei’s latest move: the company has bought ninety smartphone-related patents from BlackBerry.

Huawei acquired patents related to GPS, screen orientation and content sharing


Despite the fact that Huawei is banned in the United States, that did not prevent BlackBerry from selling the aforementioned patent portfolio. The sale included ninety of them out of a total of more than 38,000, so the figure is very small. This is how BlackBerry managers consulted by The Globe And Mail, Canadian media that uncovered the news.

The sale of the ninety patents was reflected in the records of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on December 23rd. As confirmed by those responsible for BlackBerry, the sale of the portfolio It was carried out under the regulations applied by the United States since the patents are registered there. It is not a very large number, but they are related to key aspects in the operation of smartphones.

Huawei acquired patents on how to share data to other phones, they are also related to the way of presenting the information on the screen depending on the orientation of the smartphone. Huawei obtained patents applied to the geotagging of digital photos and certain methods to transfer information between devices.

Despite the fact that BlackBerry patents are registered in the United States, the office of that country authorized the sale to Huawei

We do not know the amount paid by Huawei to integrate the BlackBerry patents into its portfolio. As specified in The Globe And Mail, Huawei is one of the most active multinationals in acquiring patents.

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