Apple fails to keep "trade secrets" from public in Psystar case
According to court documents, Apple was seeking to seal documents used in the case that detailed information about Mac OS X, Apple hardware that runs it and their protection measures, thermal management techniques and system integrity checks. However, given that the web is rife with this information on sites such as InsanelyMac, the judge ruled that "Apple cannot have this court seal information merely to avoid confirmation that the publicly available sources (have) got it right."
The legal battle started in 2008, with the pair eventually settling out of court for a payment of $2.67M due from Psystar to Apple in 2009. Psystar's website and store shut down the following year in 2010.