BlackBerry Sues Ryan Seacrest Company

(Toronto)  --  BlackBerry is taking Ryan Seacrest to court.  The Canadian smartphone creator has filed a lawsuit against the "American Idol" host's Typo Products LLC.  BlackBerry says Seacrest's company is encroaching on its design by offering a physical keyboard that can be attached to some of Apple Inc's touchscreen iPhone 5 models.  The Typo keyboard reportedly features an angled miniature keypad similar to those used on BlackBerry devices.  The feature has helped BlackBerry maintain a loyal consumer base even as profits plummet.  The once-dominant smartphone company has posted billions in dollars in recent quarters as consumers gravitate toward the iPhone and other touchscreen devices.