U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco ruled that BlackBerry is likely to prove its infringement claims against Typo Products and would be damaged if the sales of the $99 iPhone keyboard were allowed to continue.
In other words, the court aims to ban Typo Products to further manufacturing and selling physical iPhone keyboards for the U.S. market, as they seem to have stolen BlackBerry conceptual design and technology, but former American Idol host and company co – founder Ryan Seacrest wants to appeal the early ruling soon enough, claiming that Typo Products deliver legit products that aim to improve everybody’s lives. However, according to the sources, court papers show that Typo Products stated that they will go out of business if the ban on their iPhone keyboard selling isn’t lifted.
BlackBerry wins early legal battle round against Typo Products and admits it is pleased with the ruling, as the company is going through enough rough times as it is, while Typo Products released a statement expressing the company’s disappointment regarding the decision. However, BlackBerry’s dark ages may come to an end, as recently fresh CEO John Chen announced a lot of new surprises coming from their part and the biggest of them all, the return of the command keys on high – end BlackBerry smartphones, is the most appreciated one.