Apple Throws Ball Back to Psystar, Asks Judge to Throw Out Anti-Trust Suit

The legal volleyball between Mac clone maker, Psystar and Apple continues as it emerges that the latter has asked a court to throw away the antitrust lawsuit Psystar filed towards the end of the summer.

Following the news of a copyright infringement suit filed by Apple, Psystar filed a lawsuit of its own claiming there were a lot more complicated issues than just copyright or trademark and that these more complex issues involved the end-user licensing agreement and a little bit of antitrust thrown in for good measure. Colby Springer, one of a trio of lawyers representing the company said they were alleging restraint of trade, “among other things."

Apple remained fairly quiet about the antitrust suit until this week. Yesterday it emerged that the Cupertino company had gone to a federal judge and requested the dismissal of the countersuit claiming the monopoly allegations made by Psystar were “deeply flawed.”

The progress of this legal battle has been slow and fairly quiet. Psystar began trading back in April and Apple didn’t file any lawsuits until half way through the summer. Mid-July saw the Mac maker file a copyright infringement suit against Psystar Corp. Psystar refused to comment on the suit (we did phone, we did email) until it filed its antitrust lawsuit at the end of August. Again, the company refused to comment over the phone (no one “qualified”) and didn’t respond to emails (no one arsed, we assume). Apple is also remaining quiet about the situation. Tune in over the next month or so for Psystar’s response. In the mean time, feel free to dangle your arms, legs and other appendages outside the carraige, we’re nearly positive this isn’t going anywhere fast.

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