Tue. May 28th, 2024

It’s been virtually 10 months since a trial date was set in Epic’s antitrust lawsuit towards Google, and with all the different massive tech instances occurring proper now, together with Google’s different antitrust proceedings, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about this one. However imagine it or not, the trial will begin in lower than a month, on November sixth, in the USA District Court docket in California’s Northern District.

The court docket launched a tentative listing of witnesses, principally executives and leads from each corporations, on Thursday. Epic listed 53 witnesses it both will or may name, together with Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Google and Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat, and Epic CEO Tim Sweeney.

Andy Rubin, one of many co-founders of the Android working system and Important, can also be on the listing. He labored at Google till 2014 when he left with a reported $90 million payout following allegations of sexual misconduct. He’s listed within the court docket doc as a “could name” witness, so it’s doable he gained’t take the stand.

Different witnesses embrace two different Android co-founders — Nick Sears, who left Google in 2013 is on Epic’s listing, whereas Wealthy Miner could possibly be referred to as by Google, the place he nonetheless works. Epic additionally listed Activision CFO Armin Zerza and former Open Handset Alliance head Eric Chu.

Epic is suing Google over its Google Play retailer practices, alleging that, after Epic departed the Google Play retailer, Google launched an anticompetitive marketing campaign to maintain different builders from following swimsuit, even going as far as to pay hundreds of thousands of {dollars} to some.

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