“Call him the Black Knight of business technology law. No matter how badly regulators whipped up on Intel, Bruce Sewell, and the company he represented as chief counsel, remained unbowed,” Brian Caulfield reports for Forbes.
“Sewell is joining Apple, one of the few companies in Silicon Valley whose legal dramas surpass Intel’s,” Caulfield reports. “Apple faces questions from the U.S. Federal Communications Commission over an agreement with AT&T that gives the carrier the exclusive right to sell the iPhone in the U.S.”
MacDailyNews Take: It’s called an “exclusivity contract” and it’s been done thousands of times between carriers and device makers in the U.S. and around the world. There’s absolutely nothing “illegal” about it. Stupid question answered.
Caulfield continues, “Sewell replaces Daniel Cooperman, who served as Apple’s top lawyer for two years. Cooperman, in turn, replaced Daniel Rosenberg, who left for chipmaker Qualcomm after just 10 months on the job.”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]