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Apple tries to get $22 million from Samsung for legal fees

09 December 2013
Tags: Apple, Samsung, iPhone

It's been a while since we last heard anything major in this patent war between Samsung and Apple. Naively, some of us thought that both tech giants are looking towards negotiation and compromise as their weapons, but we couldn't be further away from the truth.

Apple tries to get $22 million from Samsung for legal fees

A few years ago, when the Galaxy lineup started to really compete with the iPhone, Apple decided to take Samsung to court. And it wasn't a cheap ride - the Cupertino company managed to spend $60 million in legal fees during these battles and now it wants some of that money back - a reimbursement of $22 million from Samsung.

Both companies will meet in court on January 30 with regards to this issue, but the story doesn't stop here. Samsung is also appealing against the original ruling in which Apple was awarded $1.05 billion (which was then cut down to $450 million).

In addition, in the damages retrial last month, the court once again ruled in favor of Apple, stating that Samsung must pay $290 million to the Cupertino tech giant, which brings the total amount to about $740 million.

Obviously, there's no end in sight to the legal battles, since Sammy's latest models are already being charged with patent infringement by Apple.

Judge Lucy Koh is now probably the best known judge in the world, since she has been involved in these legal wars since the beginning, and will preside over this case as well.

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