CNBC and Reuters are reporting today that Samsung is in talks to buy BlackBerry, the struggling smartphone pioneer, for its patents and technologies. If true, Samsung may get less than it bargains for. (Update: After this story was posted, BlackBerry denied any buyout talks had occurred.)

Samsung and BlackBerry began a vague collaboration last year after Google rebuffed Samsung’s faltering Knox security platform, essentially freezing it out of Android in favor of technology it acquired from Divide. Knox gained Defense Department approval in 2013, but the technology did not work as promised, according to reports later that year.

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