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

69. sgogeta4

Posts: 394; Member since: Feb 02, 2011

What a waste of money.

66. Sire3008

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 26, 2013

I wonder what would have happened if Apple make tires. They will probably sue all other tire manufacturers for making round tires.

60. Mian.Shahzad

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

Haha.. Morality, Innovation, Self-respect.. Died with Steve.. apple is now becoming a story that i will tell in future to my childrens :P As peoples tried something new in the days of apple start now peoples giving chance to Samsung(Android) Tge main aim of apple was "Hardware with Beauty" now Samsung (who was registered as noodle making company as i know) taking over everything

54. AyeChrisJr

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

It's sad that all the money apple has is because of this rivalry with Samsung. Everyday it's something. It's pretty obvious that apple is only targeting it's biggest competition. It there scared of losing iFan's they need to make some changes. Because if they were really worried about "Patents" they'd be suing more than Samsung. They need to worry about the Chinese people remaking their EXACT phone, on ahappydeal.com/product-164840.html ...

48. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Everyone should just gang up in Apple. They are abusing the system pretty badly and someone needs to step in

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why don't you step in. You talk all this stuff about apple, and how much you hate em, take it to em. Catch a flight down to Cupertino, and storm the lobby, boycott, do a sit in, or demand a face to face with one Mr. Cook. Since you're just a loud mouth apple hating fanboy, you'll just continue to run your mouth on PA to get lol's, and green thumbs. I've heard of armchair quarterbacks, meet Taters the armchair cyber boycotting revolutionary. Do us a favor, and hush dude.

53. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

If you think Apple is bad, check out their fanboys. They are even worse believe it or not. Case in point this post I am replying to....

57. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Try a little harder to deflect your crap to me, but my point is made. I'm no more an apple fan, than I am a tech fan. Apples products simply suit me better. You sir are a whining complaining joke of an attention w***e... plain and simple.

65. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

I am not deflecting anything. I am free to say what I think about Apple. You are the one replying to everyone that critiques your beloved Apple. Haha you suck and you show your biases way too easily.

40. GeekMovement unregistered

Next year my foot.

35. dspkblympkbl

Posts: 52; Member since: May 23, 2013

The judge reducing the amount from the first trials show you that the jury was biased (read shady.) I learned from doing jury duty that lawyers from both sides pick the jury so unless patents suits have different jury selection, Samsung should pick a better jury

62. stealthd unregistered

The reduction had nothing to do with bias. The judge decided the damages for some of the patents were miscalculated, which isn't all that unusual considering that when they pick the jury they usually exclude patent experts since they could be biased. So they had a new trial to fix the miscalculation.

29. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

That's one way to make money after losing so many costumers to Samsung/Android. Now that's innovation lol

23. superfans

Posts: 155; Member since: Jul 30, 2012

When will apple stop suing and when will samsung stop copying ? This will never end !

21. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Apple should turn around and give that money back to its customers and apologize for ripping off their customers for overcharging on their iPhones.

28. papss unregistered

That will be acold day in hell.. Apple is stingy to say the least. They need to drop prices if they want to grow their business model. Seems to be shrinking which is never good.

18. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Legal fees Apple is asking is too high, is Samsung lawyers are working for free, no they are not volunteers lawyers. Apple started the Patent war, Apple must pay for Samsung legal fees too. Apple made $150 billions in cash by selling Samsung made processors in iPhone and iPad. Apple is not losing money by Samsung copycat. What happen if Samsung is not paying a billion dollars lawsuit to Apple?

20. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Then Samsung would get fined even more and have a possibility of the FCC coming in? Samsung has the money, no doubt, but the amount Apple seeks is (as always) too damn high.

41. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hmmm I wonder why he didn't respond? Maybe cuz your comment was too much techie, and too little fanboy. +1 dude

47. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Can't doge the facts lol. +1 right back at ya'.

61. stealthd unregistered

Yeah that's not how the law works. You lose the trial, you're responsible. Apple didn't "start" this, Samsung's patent infringement started this. They knew their designs weren't original, but they also knew that they're one of the only companies that could pump out millions of patent infringing smartphones and market them and make tons of sales before they'd get caught in court. What happens if Samsung doesn't pay? Then they probably have to pay even more money and maybe even face contempt of court charges.

13. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

I want money from Samsung to buy the Mac Pro for christmas!

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Exactly lol, I'm suing them too. For what, I have no idea. +1

31. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I will claim to have invented the Question Mark and patented the use of in printed tutorial materials. I'm pretty sure their manuals are full of those. I shall sue.

36. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lmao good one. I am also going to sue Apple for using the letter "a" in their name I patented the letter "a", when I was 10 years old +1

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Damn Samsung, another 22 mil.

11. jameshoe unregistered

What a disaster when Samsung revealed Galaxy S, they're producing Apple chips for free.

10. bluescreen

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

i just got the s4 for free and couldnt be happier screw apple!!!

9. taikucing unregistered

boring news

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 31805; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Best post yet, you're keeping it real. It's like who really cares, I'm not getting a check from either one. +1

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