“A federal court motion filed last Friday reveals Apple is looking to garnish more than $15 million in attorneys’ fees and costs from non-practicing patent holdings firm Unwired Planet, which engaged in a series ‘kitchen-sink’ lawsuits targeting iOS device connectivity features,” Mikey Campbell reports for AppleInsider.
“Apple’s motion stems from UP’s Nevada case in which a whopping 247 claims from a total of ten patents were asserted against iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, much more than can be reasonably expected to go to trial,” Campbell reports. “According to the document, Apple spent more than $12.6 million in attorneys’ fees and about $2.5 million in non-taxable costs. UP is also facing fees resulting from its court action in Delaware.”
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MacDailyNews Take: We’d like to see Apple win if only to dissuade some measure of future courtroom frivolity.
Unwired Planet Inc. files lawsuit against Apple Inc. claiming patent infringement – September 20, 2012