Apple Exec Phil Schiller to Testify in Court in Next Legal Battle vs Samsung

Apple and Samsung will head back to court on March 31 to do legal battle over claims of the latter copying the former’s smartphone design. Again, like the first court case, Apple SVP Phil Schiller will take the stand to testify in court, as noted in Samsung’s court filing yesterday, reports Computerworld:

“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 also might call upon Greg Joswiak, Apple’s vice president of iPhone and iOS product marketing to take the stand as well. Apple will also call upon a number of staff, according to IDG: “Tony Blevins, Apple’s vice president of procurement; Gregory Christie, the company’s vice president of human interface, and Bruce Watrous, the company’s chief IP lawyer.” Also noted was the possibility former iOS chief Scott Forstall to return and take the stand.

Last year when Schiller testified he said the iPhone was a “bet the company product” and that the Apple brand was tarnished by Samsung when “they went and copied the iPhone.”

Earlier this month, both companies submitted their lists of patent claims and infringed products for the upcoming trial.

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