Typo hits BlackBerry back, claims BlackBerry’s patents are invalid

Typo petitioned a U.S. judge to rule that BlackBerry’s patents it seeks to enforce were never valid in the first place

In early January, BlackBerry filed a patent infringement suit against Ryan Seacrest-backed start-up Typo Products concerning the latter’s iPhone keyboard accessory. But Typo has a few legal tricks of its own, and it is now fighting back in court.

On Feb. 18, Typo petitioned a U.S. judge to rule that the patents Blackberry seeks to enforce were never valid in the first place. Typo asserts that it cannot infringe BlackBerry’s patents because the Canadian smartphone maker’s claims do not actually comply with the legal requirements for patentability.

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