Samsung has been order by the courts in Korea to pay the former head of research and development for its TV business 6 billion won or circa $5.5M USD in unpaid patent bonuses.
Mr Cheong developed more than 20 crucial technologies during his time at Samsung during 1991 to 1995 during which time he was responsible for technology behind 10 local patents and 28 international patents. After he left Samsung applied for 17 US patents and 2 further patents in China which he was never compensated for. According to the court he is entitled to 10% of the revenue that his inventions brought the company.
The yonghap reports that appeals may be filed so we may not hear the end of this story.