Livermore Will be First Witness in HP-Oracle Trial

Opening arguments are scheduled for Monday in the companies' bitter dispute over the future of the Itanium platform
By Stephen Lawson
News Jun 1st 2012

Ann Livermore, a member of Hewlett-Packard's board of directors and a longtime head of the company's enterprise business, will be the first witness called when a court in San Jose, California, hears HP's lawsuit against Oracle for ending future development on the Itanium platform.

Opening arguments are set to be heard on Monday, and Livermore is also expected to be called to the stand that day, according to an HP spokesman. The company is wasting no time bringing a key player to bear on the case: Livermore was executive vice president of the former HP Enterprise Business from 2004 until June of last year, when she briefly served as executive vice president of the HP enterprise services business until August of that year. She came to HP in 1982.