Hashtag Trending – New electric skateboards; TaskRabbit hacked; Facebook sued

There are some new options to consider if you’re in the market for an electric skateboard, Ikea’s TaskRabbit goes down after a cyber attack, and Facebook gets hit with a class action lawsuit.

Published on: April 18th, 2018 Brian Jackson

BlackBerry sues Facebook, alleges copyright infringement of BlackBerry Messenger

Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Facebook Inc. on Tuesday, alleging that the social media giant's WhatsApp and Instagram apps had copied features and technology from BlackBerry Messenger. "Defendants

Published on: March 6th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Netflix investing $500M into Canadian content, San Francisco sues Equifax

Netflix lights up the Twitterverse after announcing it will invest half a billion dollars into Canadian content, Equifax is still in the news, and Mark Zuckerberg admits Facebook played a role in the

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Veeam/Veritas patent suit is over

The four-year saga of the Veeam/Veritas patent infringement suit has come to an end. And, the final result saw the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed all eight asserted

Published on: November 22nd, 2016 CDN Staff

BlackBerry kicks off its patent monetization phase by suing Avaya

Avaya's products are under fire from BlackBerry. The Canadian smartphone maker has filed lawsuits in the US against the video conferencing solution maker for allegedly violating eight patents related to video and speech decoding, message

Published on: August 8th, 2016 Dave Yin

Nexsan sues EMC over Unity trademark, alleges threats from storage giant

Storage vendor Nexsan is suing EMC over the alleged infringement of its Unity trademark. In a case filed in the state of Massachusetts last week, Nexsan claimed that its competitor has threatened the

Published on: May 13th, 2016 Dave Yin

Open Text wins patent infringement lawsuit against Box

Waterloo, Ont.-based Open Text is reporting that it has won a judgment against high profile cloud services provider Box Inc. for patent infringement. The Federal Court of San Francisco found that Box of

Published on: February 18th, 2015 CDN Staff

A good patent? Or a good patent lawyer? You decide

A friend and his partners recently received the first of three patents after more than three years. Maybe in the next 12 months they’ll get the other two. It’s a great concept and

Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Max Spindle