Apple's Chief Patent lawyer will soon leave the company according to a report from Reuters. The reasons for the departure of Richard "Chip" Lutton Junior during a time of escalated legal battles over patent infringement is not known. B.J. Watrous, former deputy general counsel at Hewlett-Packard, is Lutton's replacement. Apple is also reportedly hiring more lawyers to beef up its intellectual property team as it takes on HTC, Samsung and others in various patent infringement complaints.
Apple's chief patent lawyer Richard Lutton Jr. to leave the company originally appeared on TUAW - The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 12 Jul 2011 12:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.