Cypress Sues BlackBerry Over USB, Touch-Screen Patents

Law360, Los Angeles (September 10, 2013, 6:14 PM EDT) -- Electronics company Cypress Semiconductor Corp. on Tuesday hit BlackBerry Ltd. with a lawsuit in California federal court alleging the telecommunications giant's smartphones and tablets infringe a slew of its patents relating to USB and touch-screen technology.

San Jose-based Cypress claimed BlackBerry has infringed and continues to infringe three of its patents covering USB technology and three covering touch-screen technology through the sale of smartphones and tablets, including the BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone and its supporting firmware, software and peripheral components.

"To protect the interests of Cypress's customers, who benefit from Cypress's leading-edge technology and rely...
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