Actual court drawing of Forstall

Actual court drawing of Forstall (not a joke)

We’re set to get a blast from the past on November 12th when ex-Apple SVP of iOS Scott Forstall is likely to come out of hiding to testify at the Samsung damages hearing alongside his once colleague Phil Schiller.

On Friday, the two sides filed a joint pretrial statement and lists of potential witnesses they may call. 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.

Rounding out Apple’s lineup, Susan Kare, who designed the original Mac icons is also on the docket. Apple won an over $1B verdict in the initial trial but the amount was subsequently dropped to $400M by Judge Lucy Koh.

Forstall has been out of the public spotlight since his removal by CEO Tim Cook in October of last year.

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5 Responses to “Scott Forstall could come out of hiding to testify at Samsung damages trial with Phil Schiller”

  1. the artist didn’t capture his crazy eyes.


  2. The report is partially incorrect. Judge Koh did not reduce Apple’s award by so much as a single penny — at least not yet. She *set aside* $450M of the $1B award — not $600M as your story has it — for reconsideration, which is precisely what the hearing is about.

    While some reduction may come about as a result (there is also the possibility of an increase, however remote) … the jury’s award has not thus far been reduced at all. Apple will be getting — at a dead minimum — some $600M in uncontested damages, and possibly a great deal more.


  3. William says:

    Reblogged this on William's iBlog and commented:
    Wonder what Forstall thinks about iOS 7.


  4. Worst courtroom sketching I’ve ever seen. You’d think a high-profile case like this could hire a little better artist.