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IBM Must Pay $21 Million Lawyers’ Tab After $1.6 Billion Loss in Trade-Secrets Case

A Houston federal judge awarded BMC Software, Inc. over $21 million in attorneys’ fees and other litigation costs from International Business Machines Corp. on August 8, 2022, months after BMC won $1.6 billion from the tech company in a dispute over mainframe software.

U.S. District Judge Gray Miller said BMC was entitled to the award, between the $30.2 million BMC had requested and $13.9 million IBM had proposed, based on the terms of the agreement that IBM breached.

BMC attorney Sean Gorman of Bracewell LLP stated that the “significant” award “underscores our success for BMC against a well-funded, intense and aggressive defendant.”

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