updated 01:05 pm EDT, Sun October 11, 2009
Both companies submit summary judgements
Both Apple and Psystar have filed separate motions, requesting a summary judgement from Judge William Alsup in a San Francisco court, says AppleInsider. The two hearings are both set for November 12th, the outcome of which could determine whether the trial will take place in January. Apple has asked Alsup rule that Psystar infringed on its copyrights and violated the Digital Millennium Copyright Act by selling third-party machines that run Mac OS X. Apple believes the company has violated laws by circumventing its operating system's disc protection methods.
Psystar has submitted a list of evidence for Alsup to review including the end user license agreements for both Mac OS X 10.5 and Mac OS X 10.6. Psystar also submitted excerpts from depositions from various Apple executives including Senior Vice President of Worldwide Product Marketing, Phil Schiller.
Psystar previously asserted that Schiller was unprepared for his testimony, while Apple responded saying the proceedings were just an "effort to harass" one of its senior executives. One of Psystar's attorneys quit the company's legal team last week.
This week, the company also announced it would begin licensing Mac OS X virtualization, a move that will likely draw more scrutiny from Apple.