BlackBerry has won a US court order barringÃ‚Â Typo Products from selling their $99 iPhone case after convincing a judge that Typo is probably infringing its patents.
U.S. District Judge William Orrick inÃ‚Â San FranciscoÃ‚Â said in a ruling Friday that BlackBerry is likely to prevail on its infringement claims and that Typo hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t made a strong challenge to the validity of the BlackBerryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s patents.
Judge Orrick also dismissed TypoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s concern that a temporary sales ban may put the company out of business.
The similarities between TypoÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s iPhone case, and the keyboard for BlackBerryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Q10 smartphone are Ã¢â‚¬Å“unmistakable,Ã¢â‚¬Â Kevin Johnson, BlackBerryÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s lawyer, said at a March 21 hearing.
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