Blackberry Sues A Ryan Seacrest Company
January 6, 2014 at 3:47 AM (PT)
Smartphone maker BLACKBERRY has brought a lawsuit against a company headed by RYAN SEACREST. A patent infringement lawsuit was filed FRIDAY (1/3) in SAN FRANCISCO.
THE DETROIT FREE PRESS reports, "The suit targets an iPHONE keyboard made by TYPO PRODUCTS, a LOS ANGELES start-up co-founded by SEACREST and entrepreneur LAURENCE HALLIER. The complaint contends that TYPO PRODUCTS' keyboard for recent iPHONE models illegally copies technology and designs that BLACKBERRY pioneered years ago for its line of smartphones. BLACKBERRY is seeking unspecified damages and a court order that would prevent TYPO PRODUCTS from selling the keyboard without a licensing agreement."
"We are flattered by the desire to graft our keyboard onto other smartphones, but we will not tolerate such activity without fair compensation for using our intellectual property and our technological innovations," said BLACKBERRY General Counsel STEVE ZIPPERSTEIN.