Typo responds to BlackBerry patent lawsuit

Typo Keyboard

BlackBerry yesterday announced that it was suing Typo over its iPhone 5 keyboard case, alleging that the company “blatantly copied” its iconic and patented keyboard design. BlackBerry warned that it would “vigorously protect our intellectual property against any company that attempts to copy our unique design.”

Typo last night responded to the lawsuit with a statement provided to Mashable. In short, Typo said that the case was “without merit” and described its keyboard as “innovative” and “the culmination of years of development and research.” In other words, a quick settlement does not appear likely and this one appears to be set for the courts. The full statement reads as follows:

“We are aware of the lawsuit that Blackberry filed today against Typo Products. Although we respect Blackberry and its intellectual property, we believe that Blackberry’s claims against Typo lack merit and we intend to defend the case vigorously. We are excited about our innovative keyboard design, which is the culmination of years of development and research. The Typo keyboard has garnered an overwhelmingly positive response from the public. We are also looking forward to our product launch at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next week and remain on track to begin shipping pre-orders at the end of January.”

Typo confirmed that it will be at CES 2014 next week and that it still intends to begin shipping pre-orders later this month.

Source : Mashable