A prosecutor opened the economic espionage trial of Walter Liew on Wednesday by waving at jurors a key that he alleged opened Liew’s safe deposit box containing industrial secrets stolen from DuPont.
The Obama Administration issued a Report earlier this month, entitled "Administration Strategy on Mitigating the Theft of U.S. Trade Secrets," that sets forth its efforts to prevent trade secret misappropriation. The Report...more
Two engineers were recently convicted under federal law for stealing trade secrets from Goodyear. (United States v. Howley and Roberts, 2013 WL 399345 (Feb. 4, 2013 6th Cir.).) Charles Roberts and Sean Howley worked as...more
The Federal Bureau of Investigation estimates that corporate espionage has cost American companies $13 billion from trade secrets stolen by company insiders and given to hostile foreign governments.
To combat this...more
When the Economic Espionage Act (“EEA”) was passed in 1996, it was hailed as a much-needed remedy to combat the growing threat to the United States’ national and economic security posed by efforts, largely foreign, to steal...more
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