Samsung claims LG stole OLED technology

Samsung has filed an injunction against LG at Seoul Central District Court over alleged tech leaks.

Samsung has filed an injunction against LG at Seoul Central District Court over alleged tech leaks.

Samsung's OLED TV as seen at this year's CES. (Credit: CNET)

Korean news service Yonhap News Agency is reporting that Samsung has filed legal documents with Seoul Central District Court regarding 18 "confidential technologies" concerning its OLED screens, along with 21 "other relevant details", and is seeking compensation from LG over the leak.

The company is reportedly asking for LG to pay a billion won, or around AUS$862,000, for each time it has used Samsung's technologies or made the information public to a third party.

The lawsuit follows on from the news in July that 11 people — including researchers from Samsung Mobile — had been arrested for leaking display technology to LG.

Given that both companies are set to launch OLED TVs in to the market this year (including promises of Australian availability of OLED televisions before Christmas), we'll be watching this story with great interest.

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