BlackBerry and Typo Reach Settlement on Controversial iPhone Keyboard

Typo — an iPhone keyboard that looks strikingly similar to the iconic BlackBerry keyboard design — has reached a settlement with BlackBerry. BlackBerry, of course, has been battling the team at Typo and tangling in court over Typo’s purported infringement on BlackBerry’s familiar keyboard design. But this week, the battle came to an end. And …   Read More

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BlackBerry and Typo Reach Settlement on Controversial iPhone KeyboardTypo — an iPhone keyboard that looks strikingly similar to the iconic BlackBerry keyboard design — has reached a settlement with BlackBerry.

BlackBerry, of course, has been battling the team at Typo and tangling in court over Typo’s purported infringement on BlackBerry’s familiar keyboard design.

But this week, the battle came to an end. And BlackBerry won.

As part of the settlement, it has been agreed that Typo keyboards will be permanently discontinued from being sold anywhere in the world (this pertains to keyboards for smartphones and mobile devices with a screen size of less than 7.9 inches).

Typo and its partners, however, may continue to sell keyboards for devices with a screen size of 7.9 inches or larger.

Other terms of the settlement, BlackBerry says, are confidential.

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