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  • BlackBerry Wins Court Order against Ryan Seacrest-Backed "Typo" iPhone Keyboard


    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.
    As for Typo, the company said it was disappointed with the final decision and will likely file an appeal, mentioning the following:

    Typo will continue to make and sell innovative products that busy people can't live without.
    For those of you that didn't already know, in January BlackBerry filed a lawsuit against a company co-founded by "American Idol" host Seacrest that offers a physical keyboard that can be attached to some of Apple's touch screen iPhone 5 models. Typo had later said that it believed that the lawsuit filed by Blackberry lacked merit.

    Source: Reuters
    This article was originally published in forum thread: BlackBerry Wins Court Order against Ryan Seacrest-Backed "Typo" iPhone Keyboard started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. MrBucket101's Avatar
      MrBucket101 -
      looks like a blackberry keyboard if u ask me
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      I can't see how this works as it would take up half the screen when not in use!
    1. exNavy's Avatar
      exNavy -
      The only injury caused to blackberry is from their executive staff and board and their failure to adapt.

      Are these the first people to attempt to add a keyboard like this to the iphone?
    1. MuhNamesTyler's Avatar
      MuhNamesTyler -
      "Ryan Seacrest-backed device"


      Honestly should have been enough right there
    1. novadam's Avatar
      novadam -
      ^ haha /thread
    1. Raptor2213's Avatar
      Raptor2213 -
      Quote Originally Posted by MrBucket101 View Post
      looks like a blackberry keyboard if u ask me
      True, but should you really be able to patent a keyboard? It seems to me to be the kind of thing that shouldn't be eligible unless it's very much unique - which it isn't.
    1. IChi1d's Avatar
      IChi1d -
      iPhone is a iphone adding a hardware that is world recognized as a blackberry keyboard is asking for trouble. Like with anything else you want to get paid just be the first or do it different. Patents are out there for that very reason to be able sue if you find a infringement.
    1. King_O_Hill's Avatar
      King_O_Hill -
      Quote Originally Posted by se23 View Post
      I can't see how this works as it would take up half the screen when not in use!
      Huh? It doesn't cover any of the screen when not in use.

    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      I can't use a keyboard that small lol . I always use landscape keyboard, easier to use and type 👍😉
    1. BrainSmashR's Avatar
      BrainSmashR -
      Quote Originally Posted by Carvensno View Post
      I can't use a keyboard that small lol . I always use landscape keyboard, easier to use and type ����
      Agreed...that my biggest complaint with the Facebook app, no landscape mode
    1. Carvensno's Avatar
      Carvensno -
      Quote Originally Posted by BrainSmashR View Post
      Agreed...that my biggest complaint with the Facebook app, no landscape mode
      Agree with ya! One draw back with FB app is no landscape KB. Smh
    1. se23's Avatar
      se23 -
      Quote Originally Posted by King_O_Hill View Post
      Huh? It doesn't cover any of the screen when not in use.

      Ohhhhh lol I thought it slides up to cover the bottom half of screen. Now I feel stupid haha

      Edit- I didn't even slide over to other pics and I usually flame people for posting opinions without reading the whole op
    1. tridley68's Avatar
      tridley68 -
      What The Hell is a BlackBerry ! I haven't seen one of them in 10years.
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Take it bb only have enough money to fight the wee man and nah the bigger guys lol
    1. kosher1's Avatar
      kosher1 -
      Great they win. Now they will file bankruptcy can't no one likes their old crap
    1. hitman10's Avatar
      hitman10 -
      Yupp, total ripoff IMHO. I like it... but really.
    1. doctorvik's Avatar
      doctorvik -
      I find it hard to believe that there is such a great demand for this that they are going through all of the trouble / legal costs. Are there enough people who need a keyboard so bad that they are okay with making their already long iPhone an inch longer?? Really?