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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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