Speaking of BlackBerry, the rumours are flying around today that Samsung might be looking at buying them mostly for the patents.
Ina Fried, writing for Re/Code:
As for the patents, making a huge deal based on their value alone can be a dubious prospect. Just ask Google, which bought all of Motorola on the strength of its patents. It had little success in court with Motorola’s patents and was forced to operate an ill-fitting hardware unit, only to unload it to Lenovo at a loss.
Samsung and BlackBerry have both issued denials, but that doesn't mean anything. They'd deny it either way.