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Judge Validates Two of BlackBerry’s Patents in Lawsuit Against Typo Keyboard

Typo Keyboard BlackBerry Q10 keyboard

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?

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  1. That is the worst line of defense I’ve ever heard in a patent case. If they keep this lawyer, BlackBerry will win this by a landslide.

  2. This is beyond illogical. If, according to Typo, the Q10 “was a failure” and “has literally not sold”, why would Typo want to copy a failed design?

  3. “… 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. …”

    THAT’S his defense??? Worst. Lawyer. Ever!

    Those cooky Frenchmen! smh

  4. What a waist of the courts time for this nonsense. The Court should charge TYPO for dragging BBRY and the courts time into this.

    Had TYPO not copied BBRY, this would never have happened.
    And the arrogance by TYPO “Claiming” it took them years of research to develop this fabrication of the Q10 is utter nonsense.

    I hope BBRY not only wins this, but the courts force TYPO to scrap this useless device and pay BBRY damages.

  5. It really is ridiculous. I knew Typo didn’t have a ‘case’ to start with.

    See what I did there?

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