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Judge Orders Keyboard Case Maker Typo to Pay BlackBerry $860,000

BlackBerry sued the Ryan Seacrest-backed case maker in January 2014, shortly after the original Typo model debuted.

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A federal judge on Tuesday ruled that Typo Products owes BlackBerry more than $860,000 for violating an injunction barring sales of its original iPhone keyboard case.

The contempt finding has to do with BlackBerry’s allegations that Typo continued to sell and market the original Typo case despite a court injunction issued in March of last year. Typo has since released a second product, Typo 2, that it says is designed to avoid intellectual property conflicts with BlackBerry.

BlackBerry had asked for $2.6 million in sanctions, plus attorneys’ fees, saying that Typo made at least two bulk sales of Typo cases and performed 100 warranty replacements after the injunction went into effect.

In a statement, a Typo representative said that the ruling is “part of the ongoing patent litigation related to the initial Typo product”

“It has no impact on the Typo 2 product currently in the marketplace or our other planned product releases for the tablet,” the representative said, declining further comment.

For its part, a BlackBerry representative said: “The court’s order speaks for itself.”

BlackBerry sued the Ryan Seacrest-backed case maker in January 2014, shortly after the original Typo model debuted.

Here is the court’s full ruling:

Judge Rules Typo in Contempt, Orders BlackBerry to pay $860,000

This article originally appeared on Recode.net.