BlackBerry wins injunction against Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Case.
It seems that BlackBerry had managed to win their case quite earlier the much expected, a startup that was co-founded by Ryan Seacrest has been banned from selling its iPhone keyboard.
BlackBerry had sued Typo Products back in January, alleging that Typo’s iPhone case, which had came with a physical keyboard, had copied BlackBerry’s hardware, Infringing upon their patents.
During a 24-page court order on Friday, the federal judge in San Francisco had decided to granted BlackBerry’s motion for a preliminary injunction, ruling the Canadian Smartphone maker “has established a likelihood of proving that Typo infringes the patents at issue and Typo has not presented a substantial question of the validity of those paten
In a released statement, BlackBerry had commented on how pleased they where with the ruling, which will prohibit Typo from ever creating, using, selling, marketing, importing or distributing the keyboard cause until the litigation has been resolved.
“This ruling will help prevent further injury to BlackBerry from Typo’s blatant theft of our patented keyboard technology,” the Waterloo, Canada, company said. “While we are flattered by the desire to graft our keyboard onto other smartphones, we will not tolerate the deliberate use of our iconic design without proper permission. We are proud of our keyboard and will vigorously protect our intellectual property against any company that infringes our rights or attempts to copy our unique designs and patented technology.”
Typo had also released a statement, expressing then disappointment with the decision made by the court and has planned to try and appeal towards the Court.
The Typo iPhone keyboard case was still available online during Monday afternoon. The $99 case fits on the iPhone 5 and 5s, creating a resemblance of physical keyboards found on a lot of BlackBerry smartphones.
The Los Angeles company had been previously founded during the August of 2013 and launched the keyboard case during January.