A US District Court Judge recently granted BlackBerry a preliminary injunction against the Typo iPhone keyboard case for infringing on certain patents. The move effectively banned sales of the Ryan Seacrest-backed device. BlackBerry was able to establish a “likelihood” of proving that the Typo Bluetooth keyboard infringes on its patents according to Reuters.
BlackBerry said the following in a statement regarding the decision:
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.
Typo will continue to make and sell innovative products that busy people can't live without.