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BlackBerry patent to be sold for $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates by abiolag(m): 8:07pm On Aug 15, 2013
As talk is escalating about the possibility of BlackBerry going on saleor possibly entering a joint-venture, some analysts are looking to the Canadians' patent portfolio aspotential savior.
According toMDB Capital GroupCEO, Chris Marlett, who spoke toAllThingsDBlackBerry's patent portfolio alone could muster about$2 to $3 billion in a cross-licensing deal. And that is the estimated price if a lone bid for the portfolio arrives. If say Apple, Google or Microsoft all wanted to buy it and start a bidding war, BB's patents could amass sumsbetween $4 and $5 billion. BlackBerry still carries a lot of weight in the industry despite having financial troubles - its devicesand services are well known, BlackBerry Messenger is used by some 50 million users. So if a major industry player like Google, Microsoft or Apple wanted to purchase BlackBerry entirely, the deal could be worth $8 to $10 billion. BlackBerry currently has 5,236 active U.S. patent and about 3,730 active applications in wireless communication.

http://allthingsd.com/20130814/blackberrys-patent-portfolio-ripe-for-picking/
Re: BlackBerry patent to be sold for $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates by jreyez(m): 8:41pm On Aug 15, 2013
abiolag: #000000

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Re: BlackBerry patent to be sold for $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates by abiolag(m): 9:03pm On Aug 15, 2013
BB time is almost up. What do u think will happen if any of d listed companies (google,microsoft or apple) could take over BB,will they change d OS or not
Re: BlackBerry patent to be sold for $2 to $3 billion, analyst estimates by luluosas(m): 10:47pm On Aug 15, 2013
Apple will not go for it if eventually is up for sale because, those guys are too proud but, for Google and Microsoft, it will be a real fight. This is my ungeekly permutations.

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