Apple and Psystar have agreed to pursue a mediated settlement to their legal dispute over the Open Computer. As you may recall, Apple sued Psystar earlier this year for copyright infringement after latter began selling Mac OS X clones, to which Psystar responded with a countersue against Apple on antitrust grounds.

By involving themselves in an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process, basically the companies have agreed to meet and work out a resolution in lieu of going through a costly legal process. ADR is also a good way to work things out privately as the outcome is not disclosed, but of course, if Psystar has to stop selling Mac clones it will be pretty apparent to everyone. Both parties have agreed to begin holding sessions by January 31, 2009.