Bruce Sewell to join Apple as general counsel, senior vice president

Apple has announced that Bruce Sewell, formerly senior vice president and
general counsel of Intel, will join Apple as the company’s general counsel
and senior vice president, Legal and Government Affairs, reporting to Apple
CEO Steve Jobs. Daniel Cooperman, who has served in these roles at Apple
for the past two years, will be retiring at the end of September.

“We are thrilled to have Bruce join our executive team, and wish Dan a very
happy retirement,” says Jobs. “With Bruce’s extensive experience in
litigation, securities and intellectual property, we expect this to be a
seamless transition.”

At Intel, Sewell has been responsible for leading all of Intel’s legal,
corporate affairs and corporate social responsibility programs, managing
attorneys and policy professionals located in over 30 countries around the
world. He joined Intel in 1995 as a senior attorney assigned to counsel
various business groups in areas such as antitrust compliance, licensing
and intellectual property. In 2001, Sewell was promoted to vice president
and deputy general counsel, managing Intel’s litigation portfolio, and
handled corporate transactions including M&A activities.

Prior to joining Intel, he was a partner in the litigation firm of Brown
and Bain PC. Sewell was admitted to the California Bar in 1986 and to the
Washington D.C. Bar in 1987. He received his J.D. from George Washington
University in 1986, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of
Lancaster, in the United Kingdom, in 1979.

Paragon Group releases Handy Converter for the iPhone, iPod touch

Paragon Software Group has released Handy Converter, an all-in-one
conversion application for the iPhone and iPod touch that provides foreign
exchange rates and performs various units of measure calculations directly
on the iPhone’s screen.

Handy Converter supports over 30 world currencies and units of area,
length, power, size, speed, temperature, volume, and weight. Handy
Converter can be purchased for US$4,99 at the Apple App Store

It’s compatible with iPhone OS 2.0 and 3.x. Supported languages are
English, French, German, Italian, Russian, and Spanish.