The case involved the CEO of an LG Display subcontractor, who was suspected of handing over LG Display’s OLED technology and related confidential documents to Samsung Display employees in 2010.
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According to Korea-based Pulse News, the country’s Supreme Court has now upheld the original decision in which the chief executive of the LG Display subcontractor was acquitted of charges and dismissed the prosecutor’s appeal.
The court has now given a clean chit to Samsung for stealing LG OLED display technology.
Along with the head of the LG Display sub-contractor, four Samsung Display employees who allegedly received confidential documents have previously been charged with stealing confidential business information.
Now, the chief executive of an LG Display supplier and four employees of Samsung Display have been cleared of alleged leaks by the court.
LG Display and Samsung Display did not issue any statement on the latest decision.
There was another court battle between Samsung and LG over the OLED technology case.
“In 2019, the court convicted a former Samsung Display researcher for acquiring the company’s OLED technology and employees of LG Display,” the report said.
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