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Apple paid its lawyers over $60 million to beat Samsung in court

07
Dec
2013

The damages retrial for last years Apple vs. Samsung legal battle recently wrapped, and new court documents reveal how much Cupertino paid its legal team to get its wins: over $60 million. The revelations come as Apple requests that Samsung reimburse a portion of those legal costs. According to recent court filings, Apple wants its rival to pay a third of that, coming out to more than $15.7 million in attorneys fees — and thats on top of the over $6.2 million in trial-related costs Samsung is already on the hook for. Reimbursing attorneys fees isnt a given Apple primarily employed two law firms for its case: Morrison Foerster, LLP handled the offensive side of the battle, while Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, LLP covered the companys defense against Samsungs own claims of patent infringement.

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