The drama between BlackBerry and the Typo continues with them getting in front of US District Judge William H. Orrick in San Francisco last week. The judge confirmed that two of BlackBerrys three patents asserted in the case appear to be valid. BlackBerry’s lawyer, Kevin Johnson, went on to say that Typo’s copying of BlackBerry was “intentional and deliberate” and the keyboard was unmistakable from the BlackBerry Q10. Olivier Taillieu, a lawyer for Typo, tried the defense that the Q10 “was a failure” and “has literally not sold” and that somehow that makes it okay to copy it. In a way he is arguing that Typo may have copied the keyboard but Typo is not responsible for the current issues BlackBerry is facing.
Check out the details at Bloomberg. Any bets on how this plays out?