After an interrogation of Intel’s chief strategy officer largely
backfired this week, a Qualcomm attorney on Friday declined a
judge’s invitation to bring Aicha Evans back to the witness stand
as a non-jury trial brought by the Federal Trade Commission moved
into its fourth day of testimony.
“Not from us, your honor,” Qualcomm lawyer Antony Ryan told U.S.
District Judge Lucy Koh, prompting a cheer from Evans, which
provoked widespread laughter in the San Jose, California,
courtroom after one of the liveliest showdowns so far in the case.
It also ended something of an ordeal for him. […]
Ryan frequently sought to corner Evans by citing piecemeal
excerpts from her emails and pretrial testimony, a common tactic
in trials to save time. Evans had none of it, asserting her right
to read documents aloud in their entirety while insisting context
was crucial. When Ryan tried to interrupt her, she ignored him and
You know you’re in trouble when the courtroom laughs at you.