"Cupertino is reportedly on the hunt for lawyers, putting some
of the country's top legal talent on retainer and scouting for new
applicants via its website. Its latest attorney binge may have to
do with the barrage of patent lawsuits Apple faces over mobile
technologies, as well as the suits its launched against its
"Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) appears to be beefing up its legal team as
it fights an unprecedented number of patent battles.
"It has reportedly hired some of the nation's top lawyers as
outside counsel, and it is advertising several openings in its
"Apple has had more patent lawsuits filed against it in United
States district courts than any other high-tech company since 2005,
Greg Upchurch, director of research at LegalMetric, told
"This could be because the battle for the mobile market is
heating up and lawsuits are one way of fighting off the
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