Former iOS chief Forstall may return for Apple-Samsung damages retrial

Former iOS chief Forstall may return for Apple-Samsung damages retrial
The last time we heard about Scott Forstall, the embattled iOS chief was leaving Apple after refusing to take the blame for the disaster that was Apple Maps. Forstall allegedly refused to sign an apology and was asked to leave the Cupertino campus. And apparently he was asked to take all of his skeumorphics with him. Jony Ive took over the design job and iOS 7 ended up full of pastel colors.

The news on Friday is that Forstall might be suiting up to play ball on the Apple squad again, but only in court. Apple filed a pre-conference statement related to the retrial being held over the damages awarded by the jury in the first epic Super Bowl Apple versus Samsung patent trial that took place last year. Apple and Samsung are gearing up (no pun intended, smartwatch fans) for a retrial in front of Judge Lucy Koh beginning on November 12th. Koh had vacated $450 million of a $1.05 billion jury award covering the amount of money the jury gave Apple for 14 Samsung devices that the jury ruled had infringed on Apple's patents. Koh had vacated part of the total award and ordered the retrial because the jury computed one damage award for each of the 14 devices even though each one had been found to have infringed on more than one patent. 

Also expected to testify during the retrial is Apple's marketing whiz Phil Schiller. In fact, Schiller is the highest-ranking Apple executive on the witness list. If you get your jollies reading legal documents, then you probably enjoy assembling bicycles made in Japan. Regardless, we have Apple's filing for you to read, right below. Apple could end up with a higher award, which makes Samsung very nervous indeed. Anytime you leave a decision up to a jury, anything can happen.

The 14 devices involved in the retrial are the Samsung Galaxy Prevail, Samsung Gem, Samsung Indulge, Samsung Infuse 4G, Samsung Galaxy S II AT&T, Samsung Captivate, Samsung Continuum, Samsung Droid Charge, Samsung Epic 4G, Samsung Exhibit 4G, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Google Nexus S 4G, Samsung Replenish, and Samsung Transform.

source: Scribd via AppleInsider



1. darkkjedii

Posts: 31354; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hurry up, and end this crap. These are two of my fav companies, and all they do if fight. I don't even care who wins, just end it.

3. tedkord

Posts: 17417; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Not going to happen any the soon.

4. sprockkets

Posts: 1612; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

It isn't going to end. If it rubs you, don't buy their products.

5. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I agree with you that they should stop this. Apple is plain stupid to attack Samsung like any other smaller company. Lawsuits are only effective if your competitor has cash flow problem and you could corner them easily but Samsung is a gigantic company. 450 million is peanut to them and they fight you just to save face and the lawyers are having a great ball especially the one that touch is actually a zero length slide....

10. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Wow an Apple and Samsung lover? How do you sleep at night? ;)

11. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

He just says that he loves both Samsung and Apple, but in reality he lovs only Apple. ;)

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5730; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Why can't Apple and Samsung just come to an agreement, where they drop their against each other. Competition bring innovation, improvements and benefits consumers, not this court BS.

6. Googler

Posts: 813; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Korean mindset thinks differently. Apple banned their products, that's not easily forgiven and definitely not forgotten.

7. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

apple wants there parts there buying for free that is why they sue and they don't want the truth out that ios is a stolen product

8. GoogleSafariFox

Posts: 100; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

This is why I stopped supporting APPLE. This B.S Suing case never ends because the jealous Apple Keeps on Bashing Samsung for being innovative, and beating their @SS. Go Home APPLE, YOU'RE DRUNK!

9. GoogleSafariFox

Posts: 100; Member since: Sep 28, 2013

Apple Sued Other Companies who's using Android OS Before they Sued Samsung. Guess what? They never won to them specially to HTC. Lol. They were threatened to Samsung that's why they pursue on suing Sammy, Poor APPLE.

12. MobileKicker

Posts: 212; Member since: Sep 19, 2013

I didnt swallow that sentence "iOS is stolen" Indeed androids stolen Cant you look at my prof. Picture

13. harvestcellular

Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

The US is great for things like this! Land of the free market and competition and where we sue over any and everything :)

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