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Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Company Says BlackBerry Patent Claims Invalid



Ryan Seacrest’s company behind a BlackBerry-inspired iPhone case is asking a U.S. court to dismiss claims that its product infringes on patents

The filing comes just a few weeks after BlackBerry sued the Seacrest-backed Typo keyboard, claiming the product unlawfully copies its QWERTY keyboard. But Typo said the claims were not enforceable because similar designs were on the market nearly 10 years before BlackBerry filed for a patent in 1999, according to a Reuters report

The Typo Keyboard, which officially launched last month, is an iPhone accessory that snaps on to the top of an iPhone and turns the touchscreen keypad into one that resembles that of a BlackBerry device. The case ($99) targets BlackBerry lovers who have resisted switching to the iPhone because of loyalty to the QWERTY keyboard. Read more…

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