U.S. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco said that
the Canadian mobile phone maker had established a "likelihood"
of proving that Typo infringed its patents, while mentioning
that Typo had not sufficiently challenged the patents in
The preliminary injunction prohibits Typo from the sale of its
keyboard, which is a part of the relief sought by Blackberry.
"BlackBerry is pleased that its motion for a preliminary
injunction against Typo Products LLC was granted. This ruling
will help prevent further injury to BlackBerry from Typo's
blatant theft of our patented keyboard technology," a
spokeswoman for BlackBerry said in an email.
Typo was not immediately available for comment outside of
regular business hours.
In January, BlackBerry had filed a lawsuit against a company
co-founded by "American Idol" host Seacrest that offers a
physical keyboard that can be attached to some of Apple Inc's
touch screen iPhone 5 models.
Typo had later said that it believed that the lawsuit filed by
Blackberry lacked merit.
The BlackBerry complaint is case no. 14-cv-00023-WHO in the
United States District Court for the Northern District of
(Reporting by Narottam Medhora and Euan Rocha;
editing by Lisa
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