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BlackBerry Wins $860K Sanction For Sales Of Barred Keyboard

Law360, New York (February 4, 2015, 5:29 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday found Typo Products LLC in contempt of a preliminary injunction enjoining the company from selling a wraparound iPhone keyboard accused of infringing BlackBerry Ltd.’s patented keyboard and imposed a hefty sanction of $860,600 plus attorneys’ fees and costs.

U.S. District Judge William H. Orrick found that Typo had sold more than 18,000 products in violation of the injunction, but nevertheless imposed a sanction that fell well short of the $2.6 million requested by BlackBerry. The judge agreed with Typo that...
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