N.D. Cal. grants motion to dismiss in Apple v. Psystar

On 18 November 2008 the District Court of N.D. Cal. granted Apple’s motion to dismiss Psystar’s antitrust claims. Psystar claimed that Apply has engaged in unlawful tying, monopoly maintenance and exclusive dealing in the Mac OS specific markets for operating system and computer hardware.

The District Court found that Psystar did not plausibly allege that Mac OS alone constitutes a relevant product market or that Mac OS compatible computer hardware constitutes a distinct submarket or aftermarket.