Apple’s former head of iOS Scott Forstall may be called to testify in the company’s upcoming retrial concerning $450 million of damages from Samsung. Current SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller may also be called to the stand.
The two marquee executives were mentioned in a list of potential witnesses appended to a pretrial conference statement filed by Apple on Friday. According to the document, Apple may call on Schiller, Forstall, and other high ranking employees and experts during an upcoming retrial over damages previously vacated by Apple v. Samsung presiding Judge Lucy Koh.
The two companies are scheduled to meet in court again on November 12th at the Northern California District Courthouse to work out details of a retrial over 14 Samsung products that are alleged to have infringed on Apple’s design and utility patents. Judge Koh vacated the original jury’s decision on specific devices, which vacated claims of over $450 million from Apple’s original $1.05 billion victory.
After being fired from Apple last year, not much has been heard from former iOS chief Forstall. The former Apple executive is reported to have had a polarizing and assertive demeanor, which is believed to have contributed to the reasons for his dismissal.
While Forstall was on a list of witnesses for the original Apple v. Samsung trial, he never made it to the stand.