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Can I Get a Witness? Sure, Here’s a Whole List of Them, as Apple vs. Samsung Heads to Trial.

A jury has yet to be chosen in Apple’s patent case against Samsung, but we know who the company’s first few witnesses are likely to be.

In a filing on Sunday, Apple said that it planned to call as its first witnesses Samsung Telecommunications America strategy chief Justin Denison, along with early iPhone team member Chris Stringer and Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior VP of worldwide marketing. It then plans to introduce the testimony of three Samsung employees by deposition.

After that, it lists Peter Bressler, an industrial designer and an adjunct professor at the University of Pennsylvania

Apple also said that it plans to call iOS team head Scott Forstall on Friday, which may mean he testifies before others it listed in the filing.

Apple is seeking billions of dollars in damages, alleging that a variety of Samsung’s Android-based products infringe on several patents. Samsung has countersued, saying Apple’s wireless products infringe on its patents.

Apple released a list last week of all of the witnesses it might call during the trial, as did Samsung. The trial is expected to begin Monday with jury selection, to be followed by opening arguments.


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