A Look At BlackBerry's Patent Portfolio

Law360, New York (September 24, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT) -- In the wake of BlackBerry Ltd.’s Sept. 23 announcement to take the company private through a $4.7 billion deal with Fairfax Financial Holdings Ltd., attention will certainly be drawn in the coming weeks to the company’s patent portfolio and valuation.

Scotiabank analyst Gus Papageorgiou estimated the worth of BlackBerry patents at $4.26 per share (The Globe and Mail, Aug. 14, 2013), which would amount to more than $2 billion, half of the famous $4.5 billion Nortel patent portfolio sale. To answer the questions of what these patents are about, Chipworks has taken a closer look at the BlackBerry patent portfolio....

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