Another court victory for BlackBerry against Ryan Seacrest's Typo keyboard
Yes, you're right, the first generation of Typo infringed on BlackBerry's patents and the judge ruled out that it can't be on the shelves. However, the second version of the Typo keyboard is revamped a little and it doesn't resemble a BlackBerry Q10 keypad that much, so Ryan Seacrest decided that it doesn't infringe on the Ontario-based company's patents and gives him the legal right to put Typo 2.0 on the market.
Well, think again! BlackBerry has just scored yet another legal victory over the TV host and its product. Judge William Orrick once again ruled out that the slightly-different design of the “new keyboard isn't grounds for lifting the preliminary injunction” that Typo is still being held upon. What's more, BlackBerry now has the legal right to sue Typo on violating the initial ban that was ruled out back in March.
In its own defense, Ryan Seacrest's Typo claimed that it's actually not violating the court ruling, as the QWERTY keyboard accessories for the iPhone were not available on the market in the USA, but intended for foreign retailers. Either way, the creator of the BlackBerry-like snap-on keypad will have to come up with something original on its own if it wants to be able to make cash from retailing its iPhone accessories.
source: The Wall Street Journal via CrackBerry
1. joey_sfb (Posts: 4275; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Stupid patent crap. Look can also be patented. Lol!
24. domfonusr (Posts: 384; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
Typo needs to either close up shop for good, or license BlackBerry's patents to continue any further.
2. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
like anyone cares about blackberry anymore. it must be now like the 4th of july there. they've won "something" finally
9. 87186 (Posts: 179; Member since: 01 Aug 2014)
lots of people do, especially bussiness users. your name explains everything.
10. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
yeah sure, the 0.1% market share proves it. at least my name means "something" unlike blackberry.
11. ablopez (Posts: 196; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)
They're surviving with the enterprise market, which isn't included in your 0.1%. Anyway, this article is about that crap Typo, not about BlackBerry's market share.
12. GalaxyS5 (banned) (Posts: 430; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)
yes it reminds me certain articles stating about how businesses are shipping away largely from blackberries i can remember how the dutch police ordered 35000 Galaxy S5s to replace their blackberries.
13. ablopez (Posts: 196; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)
Yes I remember that article. However, there are tons of articles out there where businesses switch to BlackBerry also, but you won't find PhonaArena reporting any of them.
15. meanestgenius (Posts: 5133; Member since: 28 May 2014)
BlackBerry commands over 60% of the market in enterprise. Entire governments trust and use BlackBerry....cannot say the same for Samsung.
19. parthoman (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
and are getting infected with malicious craps from the internet.
how could you even replace your own identity with a galaxy s5 name unless your are one of those implants.
22. domfonusr (Posts: 384; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
"malicious craps" just brings funny images to mind...
14. meanestgenius (Posts: 5133; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Your "name" doesn't mean anything. It's just a borrowed name that you're using on Phone Arena.
23. domfonusr (Posts: 384; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)
In some ways, the Samsung fanboys have become more unpleasant than the iPhone fanboys ever were.
16. meanestgenius (Posts: 5133; Member since: 28 May 2014)
Governments and regulated industries still care about BlackBerry. That's why they are the gold standard in enterprise.
18. BobbyDigital (Posts: 1076; Member since: 29 May 2014)
I guess this guy is taking the place of Wacky Wahu and ASSpiskula and MXy in the trolling department huh?
Seriously, was there a point to your comment at all?
3. Ashoaib (Posts: 2841; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)
lolz...ryan is under fire... 2nd time again... thats why I dont like patents bcoz you cant do anything... for example if you make something and by chance it resembles the product of someone, you are doomed bcoz some nerd already made something similar
6. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 947; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Really.....He copied their keyboard to make money.
8. elitewolverine (Posts: 3372; Member since: 28 Oct 2013)
yes patents are horrible and everyone should be able to steal.
21. parthoman (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
but this resemblance was not accidental he kept the blackberry keyboard as the source and told his guys to make something exactly like that.
he is an americal idol host not an ergonomic designer.
7. johndavis08 (Posts: 2; Member since: 20 Aug 2014)
Seems like a BS patent to me. I owned a HP IPAQ PDA and purchased a snap on keyboard right from HP back around 2002. (Or was it Dell... I had one of each in succession.)
17. meanestgenius (Posts: 5133; Member since: 28 May 2014)
This is great news for BlackBerry. No one should just be able to use your IP without due compensation.
20. parthoman (Posts: 80; Member since: 18 Aug 2014)
this guy ryan was a heavy blackberry user , but as time passed he was lured into apple hype and given an iphone.
Now he misses the blackberry keyboard and decided he would copy/innovate a keyboard for iphones.
i wish he could just swallow his pride and just get a blackberry for himself.
we wont mind ryan. its cool man.