Apple, Inc. hired two law firms, and paid them $62 million, in well-publicized patent litigation against Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and two Samsung affiliates, with Apple winning its case to the tune of around $930 million in damages. Now, in a request to Northern District of California U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh, Apple seeks to recoup $15,736,992 in attorneys’ fees--about a third of the actual attorney billings--and around $6.2 million in legal expenses against three Samsung entities.
Where did some of the money go in the litigation? Apple spent about $100,000 for the expense of setting up a “secure room” where Samsung’s team was able to examine unreleased Apple prototypes. Also, over $1.5 million was apparently spent by Apple’s two firms on photocopying documents during the discovery process.