BlackBerry Awarded Sales Ban of Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Keyboard for the iPhone

BlackBerry Awarded Sales Ban of Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Keyboard for the iPhone

Ryan Seacrest is not the BlackBerry Idol, as the company has obtained a court order stopping all sales of Seacrest’s Typo Keyboard for the iPhone. The Typo is a $99 snap-on Bluetooth accessory designed for use with the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s.

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GigaOM

One look at the $99 Typo keyboard attachment for iPhone will give you a good idea of BlackBerry’s case and why a U.S. court awarded the sales ban for now.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco ruled that Typo didn’t sufficiently challenge the patents in question and so the court awarded the sales ban.

BlackBerry filed suit against the Typo in January, alleging patent infringement, saying that the Typo case “blatantly copied” BlackBerry’s keyboard when it developed its iPhone keyboard case.

Typo was founded by Ryan Seacrest and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier.

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