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Apple Taps New Top Patent Lawyer

Tangled as it is in a thicket of patent suits, this might seem an odd time for Apple to be making personnel changes at the top of its legal department, yet that’s exactly what has happened. Apple’s chief intellectual property counsel, Richard “Chip” Lutton Jr., will leave the company as soon as next month, Reuters reports.

The reasons for Lutton’s imminent departure aren’t yet clear, but evidently Apple has already lined up his replacement: BJ Watrous, former deputy general counsel for Hewlett-Packard, has already updated his LinkedIn profile to reflect his new gig. Watrous joins Apple with a full plate of IP litigation, including suits against Samsung and HTC. In his new position, he’ll oversee the Apple team that manages patent development licensing and litigation.

Apple declined comment on the matter.

Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work