Apple Victorious Over Psystar Following Two Year Legal Battle
After two long years in the legal system, a definitive victor appears to have been declared in the lengthy battle between Apple and Psystar.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of Apple with Circuit Judge Mary Schroeder ruling that Psystar's Mac clones did, indeed, infringe upon the copyrights held by Apple. Consequently, the already effective ban on sales of Psystar's products will continue.
It was way back in late 2009 when Apple was first awarded a permanent injunction against Psystar by the same court. Ever since, Psystar has been fighting back diligently with appeals and everything in its power to shift legal favor back in its court.
Although many believed Apple's lawsuit would result in a swift slam-dunk for the Cupertino, California-based outfit, Psystar put up a valiant effort and gave Apple a legitimate run for its money. Specifically, Psystar did a laudable job of responding to Apple's lawsuit with a somewhat compelling argument that Apple was "misusing its Mac OS X copyright by requiring customers to only run the software on its own brand of computers."
But alas, Judge Schroeder determined that the court's ruling in favor of Apple was "just." As a result, it now looks as though Psystar is out of options and may soon put up a permanent white flag following this bitter, protracted battle.