Typo Products asks judge to dismiss infringement claims of BlackBerry's keyboard
on 20 Feb 2014 12:54 am
The BlackBerry vs. Typo Products saga is far from over but it's certainly moving now. Recent events placed Typo Products in front of the Federal Court to speak to the Judge presiding over the case to rule that the patents have not been infringed and to make some of the claims invalid effectively dismissing every claim in BlackBerry's complaint with prejudice and protect them further copyright infringement claims from BlackBerry.
One highlighted reason for the request according to Typo Products was that one of the patents in BlackBerry's claim is not really valid due in part to the design being widely available for sale in 1988, prior to the approval of BlackBerry patent and this information was not disclosed to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. It'll still be a while before we hear the final outcome of it all but it's certainly heating up for both sides of case.