Patent Number: 8,818,899

Title: Method and apparatus for deploying and licensing wireless communication device computer software infrastructure to manufacturers

Abstract: There is disclosed a system method for deploying and licensing wireless communication device computer software infrastructure. In an embodiment, the method comprises: licensing at least one compiled feature-provisioning computer program with a disclosed application program interface (API) to a licensee that is a manufacturer or distributor or seller of wireless communication devices; using the disclosed API to integrate such licensed program into wireless communication devices as offered to end users; configuring the wireless communication devices to provide notification of initial activation of the licensed program by an end user or licensee, thereby triggering collection of licensor revenue based on use of the licensed program by the end user of the device; and sharing collected licensor revenue with a licensee of the program in accordance with a revenue sharing arrangement.

Inventors: Payne; Susan (Toronto, CA), Kahandaliyanage; Shawn (Kitchener, CA), Johnson; Kerry W. (Kanata, CA)

Assignee: BlackBerry Limited

International Classification: G06F 21/00 (20130101)

Expiration Date: 8/26/12018