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BlackBerry reaches truce with Typo, settles suit over keyboard design

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WATERLOO, Ont. – BlackBerry Ltd. says it has resolved its legal dispute with Typo Products LLC, a maker of add-on keyboards for the Apple iPhone.

BlackBerry claimed that the Typo had copied its keyboard design and launched the suit in California in early 2014.

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The Canadian smartphone maker says Typo has agreed to permanently discontinue the sale of keyboards for smartphones and mobile devices with screens that are less than 7.9 inches.

The ban won’t apply to keyboards for devices with bigger screen sizes.

Other terms of the settlement weren’t disclosed.

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