/// Apple Wants Samsung to Pay $15 Million of Its Legal Tab, Now Over $60 Million for Current Case
We’ve all known that lawyers in the Apple-Samsung case have been racking up huge bills. Now we have a better idea of just how much. In court filings this week, Apple asked a federal judge to order Samsung to pay more than $15 million in legal fees, an amount it says is a fraction of the more than $60 million in outside legal bills it has racked up in the current San Jose, Calif., case. It also wants $6 million in other miscellaneous costs, such as copying and electronic filings. The request follows a trial and retrial in which Samsung was found liable for violating various Apple patents and ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages . Now, Apple is seeking reimbursement for some of its massive legal expenses in pursuing the case. Apple says it has paid or expects to pay lead law firm Morrison & Foerster approximately $60 million and also expects to pay $2 million to a second law firm, Wimer Hale. Under the law, only certain legal expenses can be reimbursed to the party that wins a patent suit, but even under those measures, Apple says it is owed $15.7 million. A Samsung representative declined to comment, though its lawyers will no doubt argue against Apple’s motion.
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