Apple Trial Update



“Following Penguin’s David Shanks to the witness stand in the Apple e-book price fixing trial, S&S CEO Carolyn Reidy was feisty and contentious, often challenging the intent of the government’s questions or offering unsolicited interpretations of its language and phrasing. Late in the day, Amazon v-p of Kindle content Russ Grandinetti also took the stand facing stiff scrutiny from Apple’s lawyers who seem fixated on Amazon’s demands for contract parity with the iBookstore during negotiations with the Big Six publishers to establish terms for the new agency pricing model.”