(1) Situations like the one the defense counsel found themselves in here are a good example of law being much more of an art than a science.
(2) That said, even if the fees and sanctions don't come out the way some hope they will, it sounds like there may have been some payoff in terms of further buttressing some substantive points for the appeal.
(And sometimes things lawyers do can simultaneously help and hurt different aspects of a case.)
But a quick refresher on where I've been on fees/sanctions since before the hearing:
(2) My prediction of fees was that everyone except maybe Sam was going to get a bit of a haircut, probably in the 10% to 25% range.
(4) If the total for the current fees (not contingent on appeal) and sanctions is under - I think I said $350k, might have put it slightly higher - I'd be OK with saying that Martinez Hsu pulled out a win.