Apple, would-be ‘Mac cloner’ Psystar seek trial on November 9, 2009

“The presidential election has nothing on the Apple-Psystar copyright imbroglio when it comes to drawn out affairs. The two companies filed paperwork with the California court hearing their dispute in which they ask the court to set a trial date on Nov. 9, 2009,” Paul McDougall reports for InformationWeek.

“In the joint filing, Apple and Psystar said they expect the trial to last about ten days. The court has yet to approve the timetable,” McDougall reports.

“Despite seeking a court date more than a year in advance, ‘The parties believe that this type of case can be handled on an expedited basis with streamlined procedures,’ according to documents filed last week in U.S. District Court for Northern California,” McDougall reports.

Full article here.


  1. The “alternative means” stuff is a farce. Neither side wants the judge to think they’re being obstinate, but the reality is that there is no compromise to be made here.

  2. Although no one is saying, it is highly likely that the arbitration was a request from the judge. It does not appear that Apple has anything to gain from arbitration and the Psytar lawyer said that they did not wish to commit to arbitration. Clearly Psytar thinks that it can win by drawing out this battle as long as possible.

  3. …and given that Psystar was coming across as rather arrogant about the arbitration, I’m guessing those court dates are going to be needed.

    I wonder if Psystar will start making an X-Box clone next, and demanding that Microsoft license the X-Box’s OS for their clone console? Or is this a mere case of OS X envy?

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