BlackBerry Goes After Ryan Seacrest's 'Typo' Keyboard
Jan 3, 2014, 1:10 PM by Eric M. Zeman
BlackBerry today filed a patent infringement lawsuit against a start-up called Typo. Typo, which was founded by Laurence Hallier and Ryan Seacrest, announced the pending availability of a keyboard accessory that attaches to the Apple iPhone. The accessory is meant to help iPhone owners type on their device. According to BlackBerry, Typo lifted its design from BlackBerry. "This is a blatant infringement against BlackBerry's iconic keyboard, and we will vigorously protect our intellectual property against any company that attempts to copy our unique design," said the company. BlackBerry contends that its physical keyboards are one of its market differentiators. The lawsuit was filed in California.
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They got a point.
BlackBerry is probably just upset that they didn't think of this before. This could've probably been what brought them back.
Then again, the thing is hideous and makes the iphone like 8 inches long. Perhaps it wouldn't have sold very well
Read Seacrest's comment to CNN
Ryan Seacrest: That’s kind of how this came to fruition.
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