Phil, who is currently the head of Apple for Marketing is recently called by Samsung for discussing the pending patent issues. Schiller will testify to Samsung on various topics where Apple feel that there is a copyright infringement issues, more particularly for iPhone and iPad. Along with Phil, Greg Joswiak who is currently VP of iPhone marketing will join him. There have been reports that, Scott Forstall who left Apple last year, will be asked to come for this stand, so that Apple can put forward the ever pending multi-billion dollars patent lawsuit as he was the one along with Phil in the beginning who were against Samsung in the 2012 hearing.
A document publicly share from Samsung’s lawyers, explains:
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.
Earlier this month, we explained that iOS, OS-X, and Android-based gadgets on Apple and Samsung’s reciprocal hit lists for the March trial include the iPhone 5, iPad mini, MacBook Pro, Galaxy S II, Galaxy Note II, and Galaxy Tab 2 10.1. Though Apple and Samsung each tried to accuse each other’s most recent offerings, the slow-moving nature of patent lawsuits implies just gadgets which are a couple of years old have been given this newest test.
Other Apple personnel the company said it anticipates to provide consist of Tony Blevins, Apple’s vice president of procurement; Gregory Christie, the business’s vice president of human interface, and Bruce Watrous, the company’s main IP lawyer.
Both selections could acquire pared down before the trial begins. Court Lucy Koh has actually imposed a time frame of one-and-a-half hrs of opening statements and 25 hours of proof for every side.
The situation is 12-630, Apple v. Samsung, in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in San Jose.