Apple announces its first witness in Samsung patent trial which starts Monday

Apple announces its first witness in Samsung patent trial which starts Monday
Tomorrow starts the trial of the century between Samsung and Apple. Apple made a filing in court on Sunday which lists its first few witnesses. The first person to be called will be Samsung Telecommunications America strategy chief Justin Denison.  That will be followed by the testimony of an early member of the Apple iPhone team, Chris Stringer.

A recognizable name is also expected to be taking the stand this week, and that is Apple's senior VP of worldwide marketing, Phil Schiller. After that will come the testimony of three Samsung employees that will be entered into the record  from depositions. The next name on the list is industrial designer Peter Bressler who is an adjunct professor from the University of Pennsylvania. On Friday of this week, Apple will call its iOS team head Scott Forstall to the stand.

As the plaintiff, Apple presents its case first (either that, or it won the coin flip). The Cupertino based firm seeks $2.525 billion from Samsung for infringing on its patents, saying that the Korean manufacturer unjustly enriched itself by this amount. Samsung filed a counterclaim seeking to be paid for its technology allegedly used by Apple without a license. The trial starts Monday with jury selection. Once a jury acceptable to both sides is seated, opening arguments will begin.

source: AllThingsD

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14 Comments

1. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

Oh boy, this could get very ugly..

2. biophone

Posts: 1994; Member since: Jun 15, 2011

It already has

5. Mark.J.Linskiy unregistered

Well, real ugly with these witnesses. Just going to get much worse.

3. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Thermonuclear war has started. You can do this Samsung!

11. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Not really (on the start of thermonuclear war). Even if Sammy loses, there are work-arounds for each of the patents Apple is attempting to enforce. The biggest problem for Apple is the existence of Sony and Samsung prior art (prototypes and shipping product (F700)). What is the saying - the patent office grants patents, while the courts determine their validity? This is anything but a sure thing for Apple.

12. Aeires unregistered

The only problem with that, no one survives a thermonuclear war. Apple should have left well enough alone.

14. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Fine by me, when both companies are gone, I WILL RISE UP AND MONOPOLIZE THE MARKET. BWAHAHAHA. lol. but it really is a sad story.

4. nicholassss

Posts: 368; Member since: May 10, 2012

-___-

6. MeoCao unregistered

Popcorns any1?

7. anywherehome

Posts: 971; Member since: Dec 13, 2011

rotten Apple (iCompost) tries to justify wheel-like patents because they are not able to compete any more .....: "Oh, yes, they have been copying us, I saw it, they used some ruler and suddenly THEY DID IT! A rectangle appeared....can you believe that?"

8. w595vsgamit

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

stop this time waste! provide better battery life for long web browsing.

9. w595vsgamit

Posts: 8; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

stop this time waste! provide better battery life for long web browsing.

10. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

Kid: you stole my apple! Brother: No mom gave it to me! Kid: no she didnt lier! Brother: yes she did you loser I had it before you seen it... Remind you of anything?

13. marchels14 unregistered

i think that Sammy will lose, the court probably will be in favor of apple,because its a company in their own country and they have to support it.

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