After filing a suit against Typo Products at the beginning of this year, BlackBerry has moved to block all sales of the Typo keyboard in the United States. The company has asked a California court for assistance in stopping sales of this “obvious knock-off” of its smartphones. BlackBerry is asking the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California to prevent Typo from “making, using, offering to sell, or selling within the United States, or importing into the United States, the Typo Keyboard.”
BlackBerry alleges Typo Products is infringing on two of its patents with its added keyboard: U.S. Design Patent 685,775 and U.S. Patent 7,629,964.
“Typo’s blatant copying of BlackBerry’s keyboard presents an imminent threat of irreparable harm to BlackBerry, and that threat is magnified in combination with the significant market power of the iPhone.”
BlackBerry definitely has a case against Typo, but whether or not they can stop the sale of them right away will have to be seen.