Earlier this month, BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the tech company Avaya. It was their first lawsuit that they filed in relation to their patent library. Now, just a few weeks removed from that first foray into the world of intellectual property lawsuits, BlackBerry has filed another lawsuit. This time, it is against a company called Blu Products. Blu sells unlocked cellphones at reasonable prices, and BlackBerry alleges that as such, Blue has infringed upon 15 of the companies roughly 44,000 patents.
This could be a dramatic shift in BlackBerry's approach to its business. It isn't that they aren't trying to make money off of their cellular products and processors -- but they may be trying to leverage their vast patent library into a money-making part of the company.