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BlackBerry Wins Court Order, Bans Sales of ‘Typo’ iPhone Keyboard Case

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Reuters reports, in a ruling U.S. District Judge William Orrick said BlackBerry was able to prove that Ryan Seacrest’s Typo keyboard case for the iPhone infringes on its patents.

Given the above information, BlackBerry was able to hit the company with a preliminary injunction that bans the sales of Typo’s keyboard case for iPhone. In an email, a spokeswoman from BlackBerry said:

“BlackBerry is pleased that its motion for a preliminary injunction against Typo Products LLC was granted. This ruling will help prevent further injury to BlackBerry from Typo’s blatant theft of our patented keyboard technology.”

The Waterloo-based smartphone manufacturer tweeted the news on their official Twitter page:

Typo was disappointed with the decision and plans to file an appeal against the decision. The company said:

“Typo will continue to make and sell innovative products that busy people can’t live without.”

The lawsuit against the case maker was originally filed in January. Ryan Seacrest introduced his Typo iPhone Keyboard case earlier this year in an attempt to bring the famous BlackBerry keyboard to the iPhone.

BlackBerry has continued to lose market share to Apple’s iOS devices and Google’s Android smartphones since Apple released the iPhone in 2007. BlackBerry CEO John Chen is determined to turn the Canadian smartphone company around, but it may be a little too late to revive the company.

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  • Acer12345

    “[...] in an attempt to bring the famous BlackBerry keyboard to the iPhone.”

    Judging by how identical the Typo is to the BlackBerry Q10, I think Seacrest meant to LITERALLY bring the BlackBerry keyboard to the iPhone haha.

  • bspence88

    I’m sure they can just change the keyboard to not look exactly like the Blackberry keyboard. I don’t know what they were thinking..

  • Kirk

    Well I can’t say I’m not happy for blackberry.. I mean come on.. Total rip off. I wouldn’t buy that thing personally anyway… Looks ugly on an iPhone.

  • ChrisSheild

    “That keyboard was absolutely dreadful. I mean, c’mon do something original with it.”

    “Yo dawg, Seacrest man, what are you doing!??”

    “Ummm, I kind of like the keyboard, but it wasn’t very good *tihihi*.”

  • Eric

    Because people are buying a random keyboard for their iPhone and thought it turned the device into a Blackberry? haha