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Apple seeks $22 million in legal fees from Samsung

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Apple seeks $22 million in legal fees from Samsung
So far, Apple has spent over $60 million on legal fees to prove that its patents were infringed on by Korean OEM Samsung. In addition to the $930 million that Apple says Samsung owes it as a result of jury awards, the Cupertino based tech titan seeks partial reimbursement for the invoices from its lawyers. Apple is asking Judge Lucy Koh to order Samsung to reimburse it $15.7 in legal fees and $6.2 million for various expenses rung up by its legal team. The total of $21.9 million is barely over one-third of the amount that Apple has shelled out for its attorney fees.

Judge Koh has ordered a hearing for January 30th to discuss the request by Apple. And the lawyers on both sides will be making many more millions. Samsung has said that it would appeal the original decision that awarded Apple $1.05 billion, which was cut by $450 million when Judge Koh vacated some of the award because the first jury didn't match up their verdicts with the damages awarded.

Last month, another jury awarded Apple $290 million in the damages re-trial. Next year, Apple and Samsung will battle again in the next round of their patent trial with newer Samsung models being charged by Apple with infringing on its patents. And once again, Judge Lucy Koh will be presiding over the action. The first trial had almost a Super Bowl feel to it as the usual quiet courthouse was jammed with media and onlookers.

source: AP

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posted on 08 Dec 2013, 03:13 3

1. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


World War AS continues...

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 08:33 7

26. Topcat488 (Posts: 1396; Member since: 29 Sep 2012)


Seems like Apple Started a WAR that it couldn't pay for... Apple should do what the U.S. does, when they need to pay for their WARS, borrow the money from China... Samsung spends 14 billion on "Ads" so this little amount for the publicity their getting is a drop in the bucket.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 08:40 9

27. papss (unregistered)


Or SS could pay for their patheric copy system and learn their lesson next time.
Im surprised SS isnt based out of china with how they operate

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 10:17 8

38. 14545 (Posts: 1612; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Please stop. Seriously. All the OEM's copy. ALL, that includes your precious apple. Although, it seems like mainly only apple wants to have his competition banned, or bankrupted.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 10:29 2

39. darkkjedii (Posts: 22145; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Actually you and pass are rite, but apple doesn't want it's comp banned or bankrupted. Apple would make far more money from its comp thru licensing deals, apple is also smart enough to know that no one is getting banned. All this lawsuit crap that "ALL" these companies are doing is about POSITIONING. Setting themselves up for licensing deals, you'll pay to use my feature, you'll pay a little more for us to make your chips, such and so on. If you don't sit on their boards, own stock in them, work for them, and only purchase their products. Chill out, they'll only get better. In the words of "Marcus Burnett" from Bad Boys 1 and 2...WooSaaaaa

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 10:45 1

42. darkkjedii (Posts: 22145; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Oops papss my bad

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 13:06 1

50. papss (unregistered)


If you know me then you know im no apple fan.. m$ fan? Sure... nokia fan? Yep...tech fan? Absolutely

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 14:40

68. donfem (Posts: 652; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


With the VW logo, I guess Duryea or Ford should sue for infringement considering the first car was supposedly made by them?

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 16:58 1

63. stealthd (unregistered)


Since we know Apple has a huge pile in the bank (or several banks) we know your first statement isn't even close to being true. But just because they can pay for it doesn't mean they aren't going to try to hold Samsung responsible. It's pretty common for the loser of a trial to pay the legal fees of their opponent.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 10:47 6

43. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Apple: Mom naughty sammy again stole my lunch!
Mom(icourts): dont worry son i will punish sammy, plz dont cry!
Apple: but mom sammy make me pe in the pent too
Mom(icourt): how dare sammy, here billion dollar penelty on sammy, happy now son?
Apple: no mommy I want to eat each n everything, my stomach kinda remain empty no matter whatever I eat...
Sammy: hey kid(apple) what the b.$hitting you are around? Come here you!!!!
Apple: dad dad please save me...
idad(obama): dont worry son, here is the veto...
AND THE STORY GOES ON AND ON...

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 11:29 9

45. darkkjedii (Posts: 22145; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That wasn't even close to being funny. Yaaaaawwwwwwwn

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 14:13 2

52. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


Who told you it is about fun? go ask him/her for making you fool

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 15:12 1

55. darkkjedii (Posts: 22145; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


U meant that to be funny, it just wasn't. Sorry...

posted on 09 Dec 2013, 07:06

67. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


No, I didnt meant it to be funny.. not at all... thats why its not funny.... well, you can keep your wrong assumptions, assuming things is not bad anyway...

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 17:28 1

64. bibekpachhai (unregistered)


It funny because it inaccurate. You pay for the thing you copied. That's whyb there is licencing. I would totally support Samsung if apple did same thing as Samsung and copy without paying licensing fee.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 15:29 1

58. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)


THE Apple world should END

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 03:21 1

2. amats69 (Posts: 1466; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


Easy money again....lol

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 03:32 2

3. amiaq (Posts: 509; Member since: 30 Jun 2012)


Yeah apple aka siri, bend over, here 2 dollars

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 03:41

4. N-fanboy (Posts: 543; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


Lllloooolll apple doesn't need phones and tablets, they could just live off what they earn from the money that samsung penalized.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 03:47 8

5. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Apple...grow up!

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 06:46 2

14. androiphone20 (Posts: 1654; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)


That's corporate business my good man, we're all victims. It also doesn't mean Samsung isn't shady

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 06:54 3

16. darkkjedii (Posts: 22145; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


That's true, they're all dirty in some way.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 07:49

22. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


hey dark, nice to see you again! Hows it going?

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 09:04

33. darkkjedii (Posts: 22145; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Goin ok WH, how're things with you bro?

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 10:55

44. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Yeh fine, my account has been weird the past couple of months so thats why i have not been on much but its good to be back!

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 11:31

46. darkkjedii (Posts: 22145; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Did someone hack you? I had some hater jack my profile pic, with my wife in it and do some disrespectful stuff. PA took the high road, and quickly banned them. I'll never post another pic as my profile pic with her in it again. I don't mind the haters attacking me, but leave my wife out of it. She has nothing to do with this fanboy stuff

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 13:38 2

51. toiletcleaner (Posts: 224; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


That's what u get wen u use the internet. don't blame the one who use ur picture. blame your self for making your wife public.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 15:12

56. darkkjedii (Posts: 22145; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Well said, lesson learned. +1

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 03:49 15

6. Magenta (Posts: 17; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


Apple is just being Apple. I'm glad I switched to Android.

posted on 08 Dec 2013, 08:05

24. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


Nothing like voting with your wallet. (Thumbup). I wonder if Apple has hit the $1 billion level in total litigation fees yet?

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