Amazon, Apple Clash Over Dead Expert's 'App Store' Survey

Law360, New York (February 5, 2013, 7:33 PM EST) -- Amazon.com Inc. sought Monday to replace a recently deceased expert whose survey found that the “app store” mark — the subject of Apple Inc.'s infringement suit against it — is generic, while Apple has insisted that any replacement witness should design a new survey altogether.

Amazon argued in a motion filed in California federal court that it should be allowed to substitute its expert witness Ivan Ross, who passed away after a cancer diagnosis, to speak on Ross' survey, instead of having to go the costly...
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