Samsung To Depose Jony Ive and Other Apple Designers
Samsung Electronics Inc. and Apple Inc. are going to trial in July 2012. A few of Apple’s design engineers including Jony Ive, Douglas Satzger, Shin Nishibori, and Christopher Stringer will be deposed. Samsung originally was planning to complete the depositions by November 1st, but the company filed a motion seeking an extension due to the fact that the witnesses would be unavailable before then. Below is what the motion from Samsung stated:
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Mr. Satzger is a former Apple employee represented by separate counsel. He is unable to sit for deposition before November 1 because, during the month of October, his lawyer has a full deposition schedule in a separate class action matter.
Mr. Nishibori is unable to sit for deposition before November 1 because he currently is on a voluntary leave of absence from Apple.
Mr. Ive is unable to sit for deposition before November 1 for personal reasons.
Mr. Stringer is unable to sit for deposition before November 1 because of work and scheduling conflicts.