Firms Back Tech in 'Frenetic' Apple Amicus Race

""I have never seen anything galvanize the entire technology and Internet industry the way that this did," said copyright litigator Andrew Bridges, who was part of a Fenwick & West team that filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Computer & Communications Industry Association, The Internet Association and other groups.

Typically, Bridges noted, amicus briefs are filed in the appeals courts where there is more advance notice. In the Apple case, there was an important court ruling on Monday, congressional hearings on Tuesday and a court deadline Thursday. "This was truly frenetic," he said."