BlackBerry had 16 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. BlackBerry Ltd’s patent filed in Q1 2024 describes a method for applying user settings from one vehicle to another. The user settings are received from a first vehicle and locked on a second vehicle until authenticated using a user token. Once authenticated, the user settings are applied to the second vehicle by synthesizing them from the first vehicle. 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 digitalization as a theme is 62% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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Application: System and method for portable user and vehicle settings (Patent ID: US20240075902A1)

The patent filed by BlackBerry Ltd. describes a computer-implemented method for applying user settings to a vehicle. The method involves receiving user settings for a first vehicle at a second vehicle, locking access to the user settings on the second vehicle, and unlocking access based on authenticating a user token and verifying the user's identity. The user settings are then applied to the second vehicle by synthesizing them from the first vehicle. The user token can be stored on an electronic device or a key fob, and authentication can be based on proximity using wireless communication protocols like WiFi, RFID, Bluetooth™, or NFC.

Additionally, the method includes features such as locking access to user settings after a driving trip, obtaining settings offsets for comparison, and removing user settings in response to specific events like the end of a rental contract or user deletion. The patent also covers a device and a non-transitory computer-readable medium for implementing the method steps outlined in the claims. Overall, the patent focuses on a secure and efficient way to transfer and apply user settings between vehicles based on user authentication and synthesis techniques.

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