Adding insult to injury, Apple asks Samsung to pay legal fees

Apple has asked the US District Judge, Lucy Koh, to order Samsung to pay legal fees as well as reimbursement for their lawyers for the patent lawsuit between the two companies over a period of 15 months.

The Cupertino based company won the legal battle against Samsung in two trials held in the federal court in San Jose, California so far. In 2012, Samsung was ordered to pay over a billion dollars for infringing on Apple's design patents for the iPhone and iPad. Last month, a verdict for the retrial was given yet again in Apple's favour with damages close to $900 million.

Now, Apple has requested the US District Judge, Lucy Koh, to order Samsung to pay legal fees worth $15.7 million and reimbursing Apple's lawyers with $6.3 million for various expenses. A hearing for the same has been scheduled for January 30, 2014. The demand from Apple stands in addition to the $930 million that Samsung has been asked to pay in damages by the jury in the previous trials.

Both the companies will be involved in a new trial with inclusion of new devices in the coming months. Samsung has reportedly vowed to appeal the damages awarded to Apple by the jury in the previous verdict.

Source: AP News | Image via Forbes

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Not sure what's worse: The author who clearly has no idea what he's writing about, or the fact this article actually made it to the front page.

Raa said,
Actually you have to ask, by default it's not actually included.
Just like it's standard to ask for a bus transfer if you need to take a second bus to reach your destination.

If your legal fees are low it's probably not worth asking for them, but you can bet it is when they reach 7 digits

That's true, but you implied it was automatically included, which it is, but only if you ask.

All good though.

Rudy said,
Just like it's standard to ask for a bus transfer if you need to take a second bus to reach your destination.

That's not standard here at all. All tickets you buy automatically allow for unlimited transfers within the period they're valid in. Just make sure you check in and out by holding the ticket in front of the card reader when entering or leaving the vehicle. No need whatsoever to specifically ask for transfers.

Atomic Wanderer Chicken said,
Maybe Samsung could fight back by gathering photo evidence of Apple's alleged derelict factories and their poor working conditions.

Where do you think Samsung or other companies produce their devices? The Breakers in Palm Beach? All factories in the region are alike.

$6.3 million in Lawyers "expenses".

Holy crap did they stay in the executive suite of the Hilton the entire duration? Feasting on Caviar and Lobster? Did they rent supercars to the Court Room everyday? Or just parachute out of a rented Private Jet?

McKay said,
$6.3 million in Lawyers "expenses".

Holy crap did they stay in the executive suite of the Hilton the entire duration? Feasting on Caviar and Lobster? Did they rent supercars to the Court Room everyday? Or just parachute out of a rented Private Jet?

Think of it this way, Apple's lawyers charged them $6 million, but won them $900 million dollars. Plus, its normal in cases to have the winners try and get the losers to pay for legal fees. This is just click bait on the authors part.

Rohdekill said,
No different than any other lawsuit that occurs in the court system.

Exactly. It seems as if John Callaham's click bait deception has been adopted by other "journalist" on neowin.

AWilliams87 said,

Exactly. It seems as if John Callaham's click bait deception has been adopted by other "journalist" on neowin.

This.

Rohdekill said,
No different than any other lawsuit that occurs in the court system.

John Callahan and this guy basically post this nonsense trying to provoke one side or the other. Not once have I seen good or ANY original content from these guys. I'm losing IQ every time I read these articles.

The title is gold though.
I love how this article is basically the title and the rest is garbage to make it look like news to shove it to the front page.