BlackBerry had 68 patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. BlackBerry Ltd filed patents in Q1 2024 for methods related to container customization for development environments, transmitting service information in vehicle-related communications, securely sharing services across domains, and verifying signed messages over public communications channels. These patents focus on enhancing development processes, communication in vehicle systems, secure service sharing, and verification of message authenticity. GlobalData’s report on BlackBerry gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

BlackBerry grant share with cybersecurity as a theme is 67% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: Method and system for a customized local build environment image (Patent ID: US20240086186A1)

The patent filed by BlackBerry Ltd. describes a method for a computing device to obtain and execute container images for development environments. The method involves customizing the container for the local environment on the device, allowing read and write access with local user and group identifiers, and compiling developed code within the customized container. The customization process includes importing source code, licenses, mapping artifacts, and mounting the container within the device's file system for access.

The patent also includes claims for the method, a computing device, and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instruction code for executing the method. The claims detail the steps involved in obtaining, executing, customizing, and compiling code within the container. Additionally, the claims specify the use of Docker Images, YAML files for configuration, and the automatic writing of compiling artifacts to the device's file system. The customization process is further elaborated to include importing source code, licenses, mapping artifacts, and enabling read and write access from the container. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive method and system for efficient development and compilation of code within customized containers on computing devices.

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