Facing a lawsuit from Apple, Mac clone maker Psystar is getting ready to fight back in court and has hired a law firm that specializes in tech industry issues such as copyright and intellectual property law. The law firm in question is Carr & Ferrell, a company that has previously tangled with Apple and won.
Thats not to say Psystar has better chances of winning in court, but this latest move should at least mean that Apple is going to have a tough fight in its hands. The stakes are high in this case. If Psystar wins, the doors could burst open for other firms such as Open Tech to sell their own clones and possibly damage Apples rocketing Mac sales. On the other hand, a loss would likely put Psystar out of business seeing that it could be forced to recall all of the computers it has sold with Mac OS X installed.
Documents filed yesterday by Psystar extend their deadline to respond to the lawsuit from next Monday to August 18, so itll be a few more weeks until the battle kicks off. Well be keeping an eye on this as it develops.