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Chemist Pleads Guilty to Theft of Trade Secrets After Allegedly Downloading Technical Materials Before Leaving to Work for an Overseas Competitor

In Breaking News, Criminal Theft of Trade Secrets on September 3, 2010 at 8:32 am
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The Sun-Times Media Wire reports that a former chemist and technical director for Valspar Corporation’s architectural coatings group pleaded guilty on Wednesday for stealing formulas and other trade secrets worth up to $20 million as he prepared to go to work for Nippon Paint, an overseas competitor.  The defendant was charged with five counts of theft of trade secrets in violation of the federal Economic Espionage Act in an indictment returned by a federal grand jury. Read the rest of this entry »

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Former General Motors Employee Indicted for Conspiring to Steal Hybrid Technology Secrets

In Criminal Theft of Trade Secrets, Trade Secrets News on July 28, 2010 at 11:14 pm
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On Thursday, a former employee at General Motors and her husband were indicted in federal court in Detroit for allegedly conspiring to steal secrets from G.M. relating to hybrid technology.  Read the article here.  A press release by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of Michigan states that Shannon Du and her husband, Yu Qin conspired to “possess trade secret information of General Motors Company relating to hybrid vehicles, knowing that the information had been stolen, converted, or obtained without authorization.”  “The indictment alleges that DU, while employed with GM, provided GM trade secret information relating to hybrid vehicles to her husband, QIN, for his benefit and for the benefit of a company, Millennium Technology International Inc. (MTI), that the defendants owned and operated.”

By CHARLES H. JUNG

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