Ryan Seacrest's Tech Co. Blasts BlackBerry IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (February 6, 2014, 3:23 PM EST) -- Typo Products LLC, an iPhone accessories company co-owned by media personality Ryan Seacrest, told a California federal judge Wednesday that prior art invalidates patent claims asserted in an infringement suit recently filed by BlackBerry Ltd. over Typo's phone case for Apple Inc. smartphones.

In a memorandum opposing BlackBerry's motion for a preliminary injunction, the defendant said U.S. Patent Number 7,629,964, titled "Hand-held electronic device with a keyboard optimized for use with the thumbs"; and U.S. Patent Number D685,775, titled, "Hand-held electronic device," are rendered obvious by...
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