Apple Intervenes

Today news broke that Apple has filed its motion to intervene on the Lodsys matter. This is good news for developers.

I once had a law school professor explain to me that an intervenor is a happy parachutist who inserts himself in litigation he was not a part of. I remember thinking at the time there are very few circumstances in which a person (or company) would willingly want to join a lawsuit. It seems, however, Apple finds itself in just such a situation and for good reason.

Now that Apple is officially in the lawsuit, I expect them to be very aggressive towards Lodsys. The fact that they filed a cross-complaint is a good sign. Nonetheless, the wheels of justice grind slowly and expect plenty of news about this matter as it spends the next year going through courts.

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