SAN FRANSISCO – BlackBerry, a while ago you used to be cool. In fact, really cool. Fundamentally, you revamped phone texting, like the iPhone did after some years. Apple’s counterpart is one of the main factors of your $4.4 billion loss during the fourth quarter.
Ostensibly, that is a reason to sue Ryan Seacrest, who also is co-founder of a startup company, Typo Products. The company has reached the funding goal to launch its iPhone 5 and 5S hardware keyboard, Typo, and is about to do so. Late January, to be more precise. The company reveals that there is high-demand for the $99 accessory, followed by a large amount of pre-orders.
According to Associated Press, the renowned phone maker sued the company over a patent infringement lawsuit filed Friday in a San Francisco federal court by the company. The lawsuit states that the product is illegally copying design patients originally established by Blackbbery years ago.
“We are flattered by the desire to graft our keyboard onto other smartphones, but we will not tolerate such activity without fair compensation for using our intellectual property and our technological innovations,” said Steve Zipperstein, BlackBerry’s general counsel.
The B is also seeking for a court order that would prevent Typo Products from selling the keyboard without a licensing agreement. That being said, Typo Products has yet to comment.
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