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  • Apple and Samsung Provide Witness List for Upcoming Apple vs. Samsung Trial


    Apple’s Phil Schiller is set to reprise his role as a witness in the second California Apple vs. Samsung patent trial, while ousted iOS chief Scott Forstall is on both parties’ lists for possible deposition and live testimony. In a recent pair of court filings, Apple and Samsung entered their initial witness lists for the parties’ upcoming patent trial scheduled for the end of March. The case once again involves alleged-infringed patents and last-generation hardware, including the iPhone, iPad, iPod, MacBook Pro and various Samsung Galaxy devices.

    The South Korean electronics company is once again looking to call Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller up to the stand to discuss a wide range of topics, including the “design, development, promotion, marketing, advertising, consumer demand for, and sales of the iPhone.” The executive is also apparently on Apple’s lists of witnesses to be called on during the trial.

    For those of you who didn’t know, Schiller was a key witness during post-trial proceedings in the landmark Apple vs. Samsung jury trial. When he took the stand, the companies were fighting over $400 million worth of damages vacated by the court due to jury miscalculations.

    As for Scott Forstall, the ousted Apple executive is on Samsung’s witness list for possible testimony by deposition, while Apple “may call” him to testify live in court. For those of you who didn’t know, Forstall was previously named as a possible witness in the vacated damages proceedings, but neither party called him to the stand.

    Other notable potential witnesses for Samsung include Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle and Apple VP of iOS and iPhone Marketing Greg Joswiak, while Apple has a few Samsung licensing executives lined up for questions on FRAND patent compliance.

    We’ll have to wait and see what happens with the second Apple vs. Samsung trial which is slated to start on March 31.

    Source: Scribd (1) (2) via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple and Samsung Provide Witness List for Upcoming Apple vs. Samsung Trial started by Akshay Masand View original post
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    1. Abbaroc's Avatar
      Abbaroc -
      I don't think forestall is going to play nice with the apple camp. He strikes me as a sociopathic atheist that dislikes almost everyone if not the whole board at apple. The rumors say that his ousting was soo bad that he didn't even end up cashing out millions in his stock options in an apparent attempt to avoid the board as much as he could. I feel bad for the guy, but you can't go around stealing other peoples stuff and claiming it as your own, unless you're Steve jobs.