Samsung Electronics has reported that it has spent 1.38 trillion won ($1.2 billion) in patent fees in the nine months to September. This amount is the highest in four years. Prior to this, the previous record was 1.82 trillion that was in 2010.
Quarter wise, Samsung has spent 754 billion won in the first quarter, 620 billion won in the second quarter and 10 billion won in the third quarter. Spending on patent fees the company has signed several deals with foreign partners.