BlackBerry Wins U.S. Patent Infringement Lawsuit Brought by Mobile Telecommunications LLC

July 22, 2016

WATERLOO, ONTARIO--(July 22, 2016) - BlackBerry Limited (NASDAQ:BBRY)(TSX:BB), a world leader in mobile communications, today announced that a federal jury ruled in favor of BlackBerry in a patent infringement case brought by Mobile Telecommunications LLC (MTel) in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The verdict was a sweeping victory for BlackBerry, as the jury found that BlackBerry did not infringe the MTel patent at issue.

MTel originally claimed BlackBerry infringed five patents. Prior to trial, the Court found that two of the patents were directed to non-patentable subject matter, that BlackBerry did not infringe one of the patents, and that one of the patents was indefinite. The patent in-suit covered a two-way communication system for communication between a system network and a mobile unit.

"We are pleased with the jury's verdict," said Steve Zipperstein, Chief Legal Officer at BlackBerry. "We will continue defending BlackBerry vigorously against meritless lawsuits."

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