Judge orders Typo to pay $860,000 fine to BlackBerry for injunction regarding keyboard case

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Date: Wednesday, February 4th, 2015, 18:25
Category: Accessory, Hardware, iPhone, News

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This is a win for BlackBerry, which is kind of rare these days.

Also, if a federal judge orders an injunction against you, you should probably obey the injunction.

On Wednesday, a federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Typo Products owes BlackBerry more than US$860,000 for violating an injunction barring sales of its original iPhone keyboard case.

The contempt finding has to do with BlackBerry’s allegations that Typo continued to sell and market the original Typo case despite a court injunction issued in March of last year. Typo has since released a second product, Typo 2, that it says is designed to avoid intellectual property conflicts with BlackBerry.


BlackBerry had asked for US$2.6 million in sanctions, plus attorneys’ fees, saying that Typo made at least two bulk sales of Typo cases and performed 100 warranty replacements after the injunction went into effect.

In a statement, a Typo representative said that the ruling is “part of the ongoing patent litigation related to the initial Typo product”

BlackBerry sued the Ryan Seacrest-backed case maker in January 2014, shortly after the original Typo model debuted.

So, yeah…follow the injunctions when they’re handed down from on high. It’ll help save some money.

The full court order can be found here on scribd

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