BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrest-backed Typo over another iPhone keyboard

By Himanshu Arora · 10 replies
Feb 18, 2015
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  1. BlackBerry has filed a second lawsuit against Typo, a company co-founded by Hollywood personality Ryan Seacrest and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier, alleging that the startup's latest iPhone keyboard case Typo2 also infringes on its patents.

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  2. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    These guys need to hire new lawyers. You know, who are smart enough to know what a Blackberry keyboard looks like?
  3. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    This is such horse crap! It is a small black qwerty keyboard for iPhone. How else are you going to make one look, maybe change the color? There for awarding Blackberry a patent on anything black.
  4. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    No they have a valid patent for this and they are breaking it just like the previous version.
    dms96960 likes this.
  5. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 9,728   +3,701

    Only if you leave out the concept that blackberry keyboards are the only interface for their phones. This is an adapter used as an add-on (not the only interface) , for which Blackberry does not provide. No one should be able to hold a patent on a product that does not exist. That goes against the very nature of needing a patent, which makes this BS. If Blackberry wants to maintain patent rights, they can provide their own add-on for iPhone.
  6. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    Unfortunately that is how the broken patent systems works and doesn't look like they will be changing it anytime soon. So until that is done this is what were dealing with.
    cliffordcooley likes this.
  7. lipe123

    lipe123 TS Evangelist Posts: 718   +236

    There is SOOO many ways you can make the keys look different than an actual blackberry keyboard, instead these bozos decided to use the identical layout and look?

    If you're that stupid to blatantly violate then at least call blackberry up and say "Hey we'd like to use your keyboard layout, how much do we have to pay you to legally do that?"
    Most companies are quite reasonable and would be willing to let you borrow their patents for a fee.
  8. This is the reason blackberry will be gone in the next 5 years. They are a dying company, and to worry about things like a keyboard accessory shows their desperation.
  9. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    The only thing desperate is your post.

    Take your crystal ball and hit the door son.
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  10. mctommy

    mctommy TS Addict Posts: 217   +38

    He's partly right, blackberry as a cell phone mfg company has basically reduced to ashes... the only thing that is keeping them quasi-afloat is their software.
  11. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    Yes but if you have been following what they have been doing since restructure . They know where there strengths are its enterprise and security and that is where the focus is going now. The consumer market is all just iphones and andriod phones and doesn't really care to have a 3rd competitor. They are not trying to retake the consumer market its a lost cause. Most of the revenue they get now is no longer from handsets.

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