Last month we broke the news that BlackBerry VP of IP, licensing and standards, Mark Kokes, had unexpectedly left the company in mid-August, without a replacement being named. Last week the company released its latest quarterly figures – showing a big jump in licensing revenues – but made no mention of Kokes’s departure. Given the comments CEO John Chen has made about the importance of sustainable IP income to BlackBerry’s future, that might be seen by some as a bit of an omission, but clearly senior management does not believe his exit is something that investors need to know about.

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