Apple seeks $22 million in legal fees from Samsung

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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69 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

World War AS continues...

26. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 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.

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

38. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.

39. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 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

42. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Oops papss my bad

50. papss unregistered

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

68. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

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

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.

43. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 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...

45. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

That wasn't even close to being funny. Yaaaaawwwwwwwn

52. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

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

55. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

67. Ashoaib

Posts: 3298; Member since: Nov 15, 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...

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.

58. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

THE Apple world should END

2. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Easy money again....lol

3. amiaq

Posts: 509; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Yeah apple aka siri, bend over, here 2 dollars

4. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

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

5. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Apple...grow up!

14. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

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

16. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

22. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

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

33. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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

44. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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!

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 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

51. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 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.

56. darkkjedii

Posts: 31322; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said, lesson learned. +1

6. Magenta

Posts: 17; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

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

24. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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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