Barely Legally

Confessions of a Moot Court Bailiff

Thanks, Professor B!

Microsoft and Apple are in a kerfuffle over the right to use the phrase “App Store” in conjunction with selling programs for mobile devices. This is a fight between two global electronics companies, which is to say that I don’t really care who wins.

But the way the fight is playing out is hilarious: Microsoft wants Apple to have to re-write its latest brief to the judge because the font Apple used was too small. I actually had to re-submit a brief in my legal writing class because I used improper margins, so I can sympathize with Apple here. Except not so much, because I didn’t have $60 billion in cash just lying around.