updated 06:40 pm EDT, Fri October 2, 2009
Psystar attorney leaves Apple team
Psystar shuffled its defense this week as one of the attorneys defending the Mac clone builder left its team. A filing has revealed that lawfirm Welker and Rosario's co-founder, David Welker, exited the team for unknown reasons but said he only played a small role in defending against Apple's copyright accusations. The defense member was responsible for filing some of Psystar's more recent filings, including those demanding Apple executives re-appear as witnesses, but said he neither worked with Psystar first-hand nor received pay for his efforts.
His duties will be taken on by Eugene Action, who was already involved in the lawsuit as of September 23rd and was already the counsel of record.
Welker was brought on as part of the same move that switched Psystar's legal team to Camara & Sibley. The latter remains Psystar's actual defense in court for the case.
Both Apple and Psystar consented to the move in an "adequate" amount of time, according to the statement filed by Welker, suggesting that neither objected to the transition. The trial is only expected to start in earnest as of January 2010.