Here’s who Apple will call to the stand in its latest Samsung trial

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The latest Samsung vs. Apple trial kicks off next month.
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Apple has revealed which executives will be taking the stand when it comes to court for its latest bout with Samsung — and, no, sadly that doesn’t include Tim Cook or Jony Ive.

Instead, at Apple’s May 14 hearing it will call Richard Howarth, senior director of the Apple Design Team, and Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of product marketing to testify. More intriguingly, it will also call original Mac icon designer Susan Kare to the stand.

Apple’s expert witnesses will additionally include Ravin Balakrishnan, a professor of computer science at the University of Toronto; Alan Ball, an expert on industrial design; Julie Davis, a consultant with expertise in accounting and damages; and Karan Singh, a professor of computer science at the University of Toronto.

There is a chance that it might also rely on testimony from Tony Blevins, a vice president of procurement at Apple.

And in the Samsung corner…

Samsung, meanwhile, plans to call Justin Denison, senior vice president of mobile product strategy and marketing at Samsung; Drew Blackard, a senior director of product marketing for the company; and Justin Denison, senior vice president of mobile product strategy and marketing at Samsung.

Additional Samsung folks to tend the stand include a vice president in its Corporate Design Center, an executive in Samsung’s business operations group, its former VP of finance and operations, and more.

Samsung and Apple’s court battle began way back in 2012. This latest trial, kicking off next month, will seek to work out how much money Samsung owes Apple for infringing on three of its patents.

Will this be the last chapter in this long running saga? We’d bet it almost certainly won’t be. Will we at least get a few juicy tidbits about the development of the iPhone and Samsung handsets? That would certainly be nice!

Source: CNET