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Suit Against Samsung Cost Apple $60 Million in Lawyer Fees

by Todd Haselton | December 6, 2013December 6, 2013 1:00 pm PST


How much did it cost Apple to take Samsung to court and win a suit for patent infringement? A lot.

Even though Apple may have walked away with a settlement, it still had to spend $60 million alone in legal fees,¬†Reuters¬†discovered Friday. The sum was noted in documents recently filed by Apple. Thankfully, Apple won’t have to cough up all of that money, some of the cost will be shared by Samsung.

Reuters said that Samsung will cover about a quarter of the cost, or $15.7 million, following a court order. Apple’s law firm, Morrison & Foerster will be on the receiving end of the paycheck, though apparently the lawyers working on the case themselves didn’t bill that much, and in fact charged less than $100,000,¬†Reuters explained.

The most recent ruling, following a retrial, found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple’s patents. Apple had sought about $380 million in additional damages, and was awarded $290 million in late November. Samsung owes the firm about $890 million in total.


Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...