It’s been almost 10 months since a trial date was set in Epic’s antitrust lawsuit against Google, and with all the other big tech cases ongoing right now, including Google’s. other antitrust proceedings, you’d be forgiven for forgetting about this one. But believe it or not, the trial start in less than a monthon Nov. 6, in the United States District Court in the Northern District of California.
The court on Thursday published a provisional list of witnesses, mostly executives and leads from both companies. Epic listed 53 witnesses it will or could call, including Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, Google and Alphabet CFO Ruth Porat, and Epic CEO Tim Sweeney.
Andy Rubin, one of the co-founders of the Android operating system and Essential, is also on the list. He worked at Google until 2014, when he left with a $90 million payout following allegations of sexual misconduct. In the court document he is listed as a “he can call” witness, so it is possible that he will not take the stand.
Other witnesses include two other Android co-founders: Nick Sears, who left Google in 2013, is on Epic’s list, while Rich Miner could be recalled by Google, where he still works. Epic also included Activision CFO Armin Zerza and former Open Handset Alliance head Eric Chu.
Epic is suing Google over its practices in the Google Play store, alleging that after Epic abandoned the Google Play store, Google launched an anti-competitive campaign to prevent other developers from doing the same, even going so far as to pay millions of dollars to some. .