Recently, according to foreign media reports, the US International Trade Commission (ITC) has determined that SK innovation, a South Korean battery manufacturer, has encroached on the trade secrets of its competitor LG Chemical.
According to the announcement,Sk's battery business, including the import, production and sale of electric vehicle batteries, will be banned in the United States for 10 years.
In addition, ITC said it could replace or repair the batteries of Kia cars sold in the United States.
It is worth mentioning that SK has just completed the construction of two battery factories in Georgia, which will supply Ford and Volkswagen with batteries.
But according to the verdictBefore the end of the ban, it was basically confirmed that the batteries produced by the two factories could not be used in the United States at all. However, how the plant will operate in the future, the official has not given a reply.
It is understood that LG and SK will go to court in 2019,LG claims SK embezzles its trade secrets and employs more than 100 former LG employees, including 70 engineers.
LG said the employees downloaded 1900 confidential documents from its database and disclosed confidential information during the recruitment process with sk.
Although SK has been defending itself,But in the end, the ITC ruled in favor of LG, eventually making SK's batteries subject to a ten-year ban in the United States.
At present, the world is in the period of the outbreak of new energy vehicles, and the demand for power batteries is growing. In this case, SK is very embarrassed. Of course, SK is banned in the United States. Ningde era and Panasonic have opportunities.
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