Apple is asking US District Judge Lucy Koh to order Samsung to pay $15.7 million in attorney fees. In addition, Apple wants Samsung to reimburse its lawyers for $6.2 million in various expenses. That's approximately a third of the $60 million that Apple says it owes its lawyers in the case that just expired last month.
The money sought in documents filed Thursday would be in addition to the $930 million in damages that juries decided Samsung owes Apple Inc. after hearing evidence of patent infringement in two separate trials held in a San Jose, California, federal court during the past 15 months. The latest verdict was handed down last month.
A January 30, 2014 hearing has been scheduled to examine Apple's requests.
Lawyers for both Apple and Samsung Electronics Co. figure to make millions of dollars more from the skirmishing between the leading makers of smartphones. Samsung has vowed to appeal the damages that the juries awarded Apple, and another patent infringement trial involving more recent models of the companies' mobile devices is scheduled for next year.