To defend their allegations that Samsung has been shamelessly copying their products, Apple has had to bring in a few outside experts to testify in the Apple vs Samsung trial. So far the expert witnesses have included people in the fields of product design, graphic design, and marketing.
So how much have they made total? About $205,000 between the three of them to endure the pains of lawyers asking them the like a billion questions. Here’s how much each expert has been paid so far –
To be fair, each of the experts testifying for Apple have decades of experience in their respective fields and make a lot at their day jobs. Susan Kare is one of the most respected icon designers ever and probably earns more than $550 per hour when she’s firing on all cylinders doing design work.
The hourly fee that Apple pays is supposed to make up for time lost at court under Apple and Samsung’s scalpel of questions. But hey, $625 per hour to talk about how Samsung copied Apple? I could totally do that!.