Court Sides with BlackBerry, Agrees to Typo Ban
A judge agreed with BlackBerry's position that Typo, the maker of a keyboard accessory for the iPhone, is likely infringing on BlackBerry's patents. The case, which sells for $99, uses Bluetooth to communicate with the iPhone, and provides a physical QWERTY keyboard that resembles those of BlackBerry phones for typing. U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco said BlackBerry's arguments warranted placing a preliminary injunction on sales of the Typo pending a full trial. BlackBerry said it "is pleased that its motion for a preliminary injunction against Typo Products was granted. This ruling will help prevent further injury to BlackBerry from Typo's blatant theft of our patented keyboard technology." Typo said it was disappointed with the injunction and will file an appeal.
Oct 23, 2017
Samsung will get another chance to reduce the amount of money it owes to Apple for copying the look of the iPhone. The original verdict is not in question: Samsung is guilty of violating Apple's design patents in a case that dates back to April 2011.
Nov 6, 2017
The U.S. Supreme Court today said it will not review an appeal made by Samsung to overturn a $120 million fine owed to Apple for violating the latter's patented technology.
Dec 13, 2018
The U.S. International Trade Commission plans to review an earlier ruling that found Apple guilty of infringing on a Qualcomm patent, but did not seek to ban iPhone imports.
Jan 9, 2018
Motorola today announced the pending availability of the Livermorium Slider Keyboard Moto Mod, an attachment that gives the Moto Z family a physical QWERTY keyboard for typing. The keyboard slides out and can tilt the handset up to 60 degrees for miniature-laptop-style typing.
I don't say it often, but
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But it is a near perfect copy of the Blackberry keyboard.
How stupid do you have to be...
Also how stupid do you have to be to not tweak the key shape in the slightest, making this a non-issue? Unless the suit was their goal, nothing says free publicity in America like lawsuit.