Ryan Seacrest, the radio and TV producer and host of “American Idol,” garnered a commitment for as much as $300 million from Thomas H. Lee Partners LP and Bain Capital LLC to fund media ventures.
“American Idol” producers signed Ryan Seacrest to a two-year, $30 million contract to continue hosting television’s most-watched show, said a person with knowledge of the terms who wasn’t authorized to speak publicly.
The Typo Keyboard, an iPhone accessory backed by “American Idol” host Ryan Seacrest, is scheduled to ship to customers by the end of the month after the product sold out of its initial inventory.
BlackBerry Ltd. won a court order barring Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC from selling a $99 iPhone case after convincing a judge that Typo is probably infringing its patents.
BlackBerry Ltd., the smartphone maker that withdrew plans to sell itself and go private last year, sued Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC alleging it copied designs for a keyboard case.
BlackBerry Ltd., the Canadian smartphone maker, asked a U.S. judge to prevent Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC from shipping its new iPhone case, claiming Typo copied the design.
BlackBerry Ltd. argued that Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC copied its keyboard before a judge who said two of the Canadian smartphone maker’s three patents in the case appear to be valid.
Ryan Seacrest’s Typo Products LLC asked a U.S. judge to find that BlackBerry Ltd. is seeking to enforce patents that aren’t valid in its lawsuit to block Typo from shipping a new iPhone case.
"For the last 11 seasons, I've had the privilege to be a part of one of television's most iconic shows."
- Ryan Seacrest on Apr 23, 2012