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Why BlackBerry's Patent Portfolio Is Unlikely To Fetch $900 Million

Mar. 22, 2023 12:14 PM ETBlackBerry Limited (BB), BB:CA157 Comments


  • BlackBerry announced a new patent sale transaction on March 21 for a total consideration of up to $900 million.
  • The company will receive $200 million in cash and the remaining $700 million will come from royalties.
  • Based on the remaining shelf life of patents, the average age of patents, and the historical revenue trends, I conclude $700 million in royalties is a tall task.
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BlackBerry Limited (NYSE:BB) announced a new patent sale transaction yesterday in a deal that could potentially bring up to $900 million for the company. This has been coming given that the company failed to close the previously announced

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