Judge Shoots Down Antitrust Claims Against Apple

Law360, New York (November 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- In a boost for Apple Inc.’s trademark and copyright suit against Psystar Ltd., a federal judge has tossed Psystar's counterclaims accusing Apple of violating antitrust laws with its end-user licensing deals, which require that Apple software be used only on Apple computers.

Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California on Tuesday dismissed Psystar’s state and federal antitrust claims, but gave the company leave to amend.

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