A company backed by “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest is being sued by troubled smartphone maker BlackBerry, reports USA Today.
BlackBerry filed a patent infringement lawsuit Friday, alleging an iPhone keyboard made by Typo Products illegally copies technology and designs pioneered by BlackBerry, the story says. Typo is a Los Angeles start-up backed by Seacrest and entrepreneur Laurence Hallier.
The keyboard isn’t yet for sale, although Typo has been taking early orders, the story says. BlackBerry is seeking a court order to prevent Typo from selling the keyboard without a licensing deal, along with unspecified damages, the piece adds.