BlackBerry Wins Court Order Barring Typo Keyboard Sales

BlackBerry has won a US court order barring 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 in San Francisco said in a ruling Friday that BlackBerry is likely to prevail on its infringement claims and that Typo hasn’t made a strong challenge to the validity of the BlackBerry’s patents.

Judge Orrick also dismissed Typo’s concern that a temporary sales ban may put the company out of business.

The similarities between Typo’s iPhone case, and the keyboard for BlackBerry’s Q10 smartphone are “unmistakable,” Kevin Johnson, BlackBerry’s lawyer, said at a March 21 hearing.

Typo denied infringing patents or copying the BlackBerry keyboard design.[signoff predefined=”Enjoy this?” icon=”icon-users”][/signoff]