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Phil Schiller, Scott Forstall May Testify in Apple v. Samsung Damages Retrial

forstallApple's senior vice president of worldwide marketing Phil Schiller and former senior vice president of iOS software Scott Forstall may testify in the upcoming partial damages retrial between Apple and Samsung, reports PCWorld. Forstall has been largely out of the public eye since being ousted from Apple in late 2012.

Set for November 12, the trial follows judge Lucy Koh's March ruling that struck $450 million from the $1 billion in damages awarded to Apple in August 2012.

According to Koh, the jury may have miscalculated the original damages due to a misunderstanding of patent issues, resulting in a lump sum award that did not distinguish between patent violations. With a lump sum award, the court was unable to determine which part of the damages were applicable to each infringing patent.

Ahead of the retrial, both Apple and Samsung have filed a joint statement that includes a list of potential witnesses, and on Apple's side, both Forstall and Schiller are listed.
Apple's list includes Phil Schiller, the company's senior vice president of worldwide product marketing, and Scott Forstall, the former senior vice president of iOS software. Forstall's departure was announced last October following the widely criticized launch of Apple Maps, which some observers said may have led to his firing. Both Schiller and Forstall also testified in the original trial.

Also on the Apple witness list is Susan Kare, who designed some of the icons for Apple's original Macintosh in the 1980s.
The new trial could result in an award that favors either Apple or Samsung, depending on whether the amount awarded is more or less than the original $450 million that was thrown out. Regardless of the outcome, Samsung remains responsible for the remaining $600 million for the original jury decision.

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12 months ago

Wrong. Ive is arrogance personified and his chest hair is ugly. Forstall is the next Steve Jobs, and Cook and Ive damn well knew it so they forced him out at the first opportunity.


Scott, is that you?
Rating: 28 Votes
12 months ago
I would love to see Scott back on the executive team
Rating: 28 Votes
12 months ago

What is he thinking?! I would not help after getting fired!


You don't really get fired at that level of the game. You get a golden parachute and leave to appease shareholders basically
Rating: 19 Votes
12 months ago

You're probably the only one


Wrong. Ive is arrogance personified and his chest hair is ugly. Forstall is the next Steve Jobs, and Cook and Ive damn well knew it so they forced him out at the first opportunity.
Rating: 19 Votes
12 months ago

That's why according to Mixpanel iOS 7 adoption is near 68%?

https://mixpanel.com/trends/#report/ios_7/from_date:-2,to_date:0


It would be a lot less if people could downgrade after installing it and puking...
Rating: 17 Votes
12 months ago
What is he thinking?! I would not help after getting fired!
Rating: 15 Votes
12 months ago
This could be very awkward.
Rating: 10 Votes
12 months ago

I would love to see Scott back on the executive team


You're probably the only one
Rating: 10 Votes
12 months ago

Wrong. Ive is arrogance personified and his chest hair is ugly. Forstall is the next Steve Jobs, and Cook and Ive damn well knew it so they forced him out at the first opportunity.


His chest hair is ugly? Who in their right mind pays attention to stuff like that?! Are you sure you don't have "special" feelings for Mr.Ive?
Rating: 9 Votes
12 months ago

You're probably the only one


No way. I hate what Ive has done to ios. He hasn't even changed it that much and yet he's made it a less intuitive, uglier and more boring. Some skumorphism done the right ways is useful and entertaining.

I love Ive on the hardware side but his not a software/GUI guy.

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To be fair, Samsung started it by blatantly copying Apple.


I love how Samsung copies everything and apple doesn't copy anything from anyone ever. Apple wasn't the first smart phone. You could easily say they copied elements from palm and blackberry. How does one make the same type of product without using some similar elements is beyond me.

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Scott: "Your honor, I don't know what you are talking about??" "Apple, what Apple? Samsung owes Apple 1 Billion bucks?? That's just plain, flat, crazy like whacky colors, and light, thin fonts on white, and… wait a minute! Isn't that Android?? Has Apple paid Samsung AND GOOGLE for that?!!" :D


Seriously, though apple figured out how to copy Android/Samsung but make it ugly. WTG!!
Rating: 8 Votes

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