BlackBerry files keyboard patent infringement suit

The smartphone maker claims Typo’s iPhone accessory copied its design

The defining feature of the modern BlackBerry is its keyboard, easily accessible for business professionals on the go. So it makes sense that the Canadian smartphone maker is seeking to protect its keyboard IP rights at all costs, bad news for Ryan Seacrest-backed start-up tech company Typo Products LLC.

BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Typo in a California district court on Jan. 3, claiming Typo copied BlackBerry’s keyboard design with  its new iPhone keyboard accessory. The $99 Typo keyboard is set to go on sale later this month.

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