Psystar, which is being sued by Apple, has hired a law firm that was successful in its case against Apple on behalf of Burst according to Computerworld on Wednesday.
The law firm of Carr & Farrell LLP in Palo Alto won a out of court settlement on behalf of Burst on 2006. Burst claimed that Apple has appropriated its technology in the iPod player and iTunes.
Carr & Farrell is now going to defend Psystar against Apple.
The stakes are high in this case. If Apple loses, the doors could burst open for clone makers and possibly damage Appleis booming Mac sales. On the other hand, Apple has demanded, amongst other things in its filing, that Psystar recall all of the computers it has sold with Mac OS X installed. Such a result would likely put Psystar out of business and give pause to any other company who has been thinking about a similar business model.
Psystar has consistently declined to publicly discuss the basis for their belief that they have a sound legal case. Time will tell.