Phil Schiller Will Take Stand Again In Next Round Of Apple-Samsung Battle

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Phil Schiller and possibly Scott Forstall are expected to make witness appearances for the next round of the Apple v. Samsung trial, when the two companies return to court in California in late March.

As Apple’s senior vice president of worldwide marketing, Schiller was the highest-profile witness to take the stand during the first jury trial in the patent case between Apple and Samsung in August 2012.

In March, the two companies will meet again in court — deciding a different case involving a different phone, but continuing to revolve around allegations of patent infringement.

“Mr. Schiller will be called to testify regarding design, development, promotion, marketing, advertising, consumer demand for, and sales of the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and other Apple products, including the features accused of infringing the Samsung feature patents, the smartphone and tablet markets, the Apple brand and Apple’s marketing and advertising efforts,” Samsung said in a filing Thursday with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California.

Samsung lawyers have also said you they may also call on Scott Forstall, who was Apple’s senior vice president of iOS Software until late 2012, before being fired.

In addition, Samsung says it plans to call on Tony Blevins, Apple’s vice president of procurement; Greg Christie, Apple’s vice president of human interface; and Bruce Watrous, Apple’s chief IP lawyer. It said that it might call Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone & iOS product marketing.

Other witnesses are expected to include Hiroshi Lockheimer, a vice president of Android engineering at Google, and Todd Pendleton, the marketing chief for Samsung’s U.S. telecoms division.

While these are the names listed on court documents filed Thursday, the list could well be pared down before the trial begins.

Judge Lucy Koh has imposed a time limit of 1.5 hours of opening statements, and 25 hours of evidence for each side.

  • Barrett Jasper

    This battle REALLY needs to end. Anyone else sick of this news? Call a truce and be done with it. Save the legal fees to save a third world country or feed homeless children instead.

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