Not content with legally prevailing over Typo on multiple occasions, BlackBerry is dragging Typo back into court of the iPhone case maker's second iteration of their Typo keyboard. The first edition was barred from sales for copying the Q10 keyboard design, which Typo ignored, which ended with them being hit with an $860,000 fine. Now the Typo2, which looks less like a BlackBerry keyboard, is landing the company back in hot legal waters.
Per the complaint as received by The Hollywood Reporter (wait, what? Oh, right, Ryan Seacrest):
"Just as they did with the Typo Keyboard, Defendants have again copied numerous proprietary BlackBerry designs and patents in the Typo2 Keyboard. The Typo2 Keyboard still blatantly copies BlackBerry's iconic keyboard trade dress designs that have been embodied in numerous BlackBerry smartphones from the 2007 BlackBerry 8800 to the current Q10 and Classic models. The Typo2 Keyboard also infringes numerous BlackBerry utility patents related to BlackBerry's proprietary keyboard design, backlighting and typing automation technologies."
Apparently Typo hasn't tweaked things quite enough with Typo2.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter