“Samsung, together with its lawyers, will have to fork out a little more cash following its loss in its second patent battle with Apple,” Ben Lovejoy reports for 9to5Mac.
“A court has fined lawyers Quinn Emanuel and Samsung a total of $2M for misusing confidential details of a patent deal struck between Apple and Nokia,” Lovejoy reports. “The documents were marked “for attorney’s eyes only” and were not to be revealed to Samsung executives.”
“Samsung later quoted exact terms of the deal in its own negotiations with Nokia, proving that it had access to the documents and that the court order had been breached,” Lovejoy reports. “[From the court order]: ‘No later than 30 days from this order, Samsung and QE are to pay Nokia a total of $1,145,027.95 and Apple a total of $893,825.77 in fees and costs.'”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Unsurprisingly, Samsung always seems to find itself on the wrong side of the law. Perhaps if the law ever caused them some significant pain…
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