Samsung mobile, the maker of the Samsung Galaxy S9 duo, could be in for another lengthy legal showdown in the United States over the alleged theft of a proprietary wireless phone charging technology and using it in certain products.
NuCurrent, a US-based startup has filed a lawsuit against Samsung mobile in a U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas, accusing the company of allegedly stealing its wireless charging technology.
The lawsuit seeks to prevent Samsung “ from further misuse of its proprietary information, prevent Samsung from harming NuCurrent’s reputation by misusing its technology, as well as obtain damages from Samsung for its undeserved enrichment resulting from their unlawful conduct.”
NuCurrent, a leading wireless power system, and magnetic solution provider based in the U.S alleged that it approached Samsung, back in 2015 concerning a wireless charging technology that could be beneficial to Samsung’s Galaxy S and phablet series. It further said they both had series of meetings in South Korea, where Samsung operates, the meetings bothered on how the technology works and how it could benefit Samsung if put to use in the company’s smartphones.
The company alleged that it entered into a confidentiality agreement with the Korea giant, provided them with two samples and granted the engineers from Samsung access to designs. Collaborations and communication between the two companies continued for months after Samsung supposedly showed willingness in using NuCurrent technology in its Galaxy S and Galaxy Note line of phones. Things, however, turned sour when it was noticed that Samsung wasn’t willing to making the partnership official.
Without any sort of formal agreement, NuCurrent alleged that Samsung incorporated its wireless technology on some of its products – particularly the Galaxy S7 and S8, and it is, therefore, seeking an injunction against the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S8 along with damages and attorney’s fees.
you can hit the source link for full details of the suit instituted against Samsung.
Samsung is an experienced player when it comes to dispute that drags on for years, it appears too early to predict if this would be one of them, knowing that this could be settled out of court.