After about 15 years at the company as User Interface Designer, he
left about a year ago for unknown reasons - until now. Speaking at
a conference here in The Netherlands, and noted by Emerce (via
Tweakers), Ording explains that he decided to leave Apple because
he was fed up with having to appear in court.
“Because my name is listed on patents, I increasingly had to
appear in court cases versus HTC and Samsung,” he said, “That
started to annoy me. I spent more time in court than designing.
Aside from that, I missed the interaction with Steve Jobs. We
discussed matters every fourteen days.”