“Canadian smartphone-maker BlackBerry Ltd. said Friday it has filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against a company co-founded by television personality Ryan Seacrest over a keyboard accessory designed to work with Apple Inc.’s iPhone,” Judy McKinnon reports for The Wall Street Journal.
“BlackBerry is alleging a keyboard case from startup Typo Products LLC, designed to clip on to phones made by rival Apple, copies the BlackBerry keyboard,” McKinnon reports. “The Typo Keyboard is available for preorder on the company’s website for $99 and shipping is to start this month.”
McKinnon reports, “Mr. Seacrest and co-founder Laurence Hallier invested more than $1 million in the company, people familiar with the matter told The Wall Street Journal’s AllThingsD in early December.”
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Ryan Seacrest invested $1 million to develop iPhone physical keyboard – December 5, 2013