Judge Orders Samsung, Law Firm to Pay for Disclosure

A federal judge ordered Samsung and its law firm to pay over $2 million for disclosing the contents of a highly confidential licensing agreement between Apple and Nokia, which Samsung had obtained in the course of its never-ending patent fights with Apple. The punishment, set out in an order by U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grewal, requires Samsung and Quinn Emanuel to pay Apple nearly $900,000 in legal costs and another $1.15 million to Nokia over the incident, which came as an embarrassment to the prestigious law firm.