Apple enlists Gibson Dunn to fight Epic Games suit, law firm previously retained in Samsung battle

Apple is once again turning to the lawyers at Gibson Dunn in its bid to fend off a private antitrust suit leveled by Epic Games, with initial proceedings set to begin next Monday.

FortniteAccording to a court docket electronically filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Apple is being represented by Daniel G. Swanson and Richard J. Doren. Swanson is a senior figure in Gibson Dunn & Crutcher’s Antitrust and Competition Practice Group, while Doren is a member of firm’s executive committee.As noted by FOSS Patents, which reported on the case development on Tuesday, Gibson Dunn often represents Apple and interested parties in court, including high-profile cases like the second Apple v. Samsung action and the Apple v. Qualcomm patent licensing battle. The latter case saw Gibson Dunn attorneys counsel Apple’s contract manufacturers, who were roped into the fight when they refused to pay royalties on Qualcomm’s intellectual property.

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