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Samsung has urged its South Korean tech rival LG to ‘fess up and apologise after several of its execs were indicted on charges of orchestrating corporate espionage relating to Samsung’s OLED display technology. Eleven people were charged on Sunday with leaking the technology from Samsung, according to Korean newswire Yonhap. …

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Happy

For once, the usual suspects, the ...

Chinese, aren't involved.

A refreshing change.

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Anonymous Coward

Maybe....

Samsung is worried about Apple getting their hands on the details of the technology where Apple's lawyers will discover that it infringes on their patents for anything cool that could be used on mobile phones/tablets/shiny things...

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Anonymous Coward

Re: Maybe....

Fixed it for you

Samsung is worried about Apple getting their hands on the details of the technology, patenting it as their own, and then suing Samsung for IP infringement.

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Did they nick it or was it obvious?

I don't know what's involved here but if software patents are anything to go by it could be that the secrets are only secrets to lawyers and judges and pretending the bleeding obvious is something amazing and 'protecting it' to prevent your competitors screwing two things together could be a new trend.

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it stands to lose “trillions of won” from the leak.

Did they hire an ex record company exec?

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Re: it stands to lose “trillions of won” from the leak.

That is very, very Won indeed.

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Re: it stands to lose “trillions of won” from the leak.

They could have just said "twilli-won"...

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Re: it stands to lose “trillions of won” from the leak.

I read that in the voice of Jonathan Ross...

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LG confession

"We do not need Samsung's technology which works under a totally different display system."

And how would they know? I rest my case :)

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Re: LG confession

reverse engineering happens

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@JaitcH

Or the americans.

You thought echelon was there for finding bad guys?

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