BlackBerry Says Seacrest-Backed Keyboard Hurts Sales

Law360, San Francisco (March 21, 2014, 5:34 PM EDT) -- BlackBerry Ltd. urged a California federal judge on Friday to block Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo Products LLC from making and selling its allegedly copycat keyboard for iPhones, arguing that consumers who buy Typo's patent-infringing products are giving up on BlackBerry's phones, causing the company to lose sales.

BlackBerry's attorneys argued that the Typo iPhone case, which includes a pint-sized physical keyboard, is an exact replica of the keyboard BlackBerry patented with its Q10 phone. Even the trade press remarked on the similarities, argued BlackBerry's attorney, Kevin Johnson...
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