Lawsuit alleges Samsung met with a startup and then stole its wireless charging tech
A new lawsuit alleges that the wireless technology used on a range of Samsung smartphones is based on proprietary technology that was essentially stolen from a company called NuCurrent. In a lawsuit filed last month, the Chicago-based NuCurrent claims that the company in 2015 was asked to present Samsung engineers and executives with an overview of its wireless charging tech for consideration in upcoming Samsung smartphones.
In the course of its presentation, NuCurrent shared a number of solutions and patented designs for improving wireless charging performance on the Galaxy S6. The entire presentation was subject to an NDA, but NuCurrent alleges that Samsung, rather than striking a deal with NuCurrent, decided to simply steal and implement NuCurrent's technology and designs unilaterally.
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Lawsuit alleges Samsung met with a startup and then stole its wireless charging tech originally appeared on BGR.com on Wed, 14 Mar 2018 at 12:59:37 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.