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ITC Excludes Chinese Company for 10-Years for Trade Secrets Misappropriation

Posted in Asia, U.S. Litigation
The International Trade Commission (ITC) issued a Limited Exclusion Order (LEO) excluding imported crawler cranes from Chinese manufacturer Sany Heavy Industry Co that were designed and manufactured using the misappropriated trade secrets and patented inventions of Manitowoc Cranes. The Commission’s final determination in the In Re Certain Crawler Cranes and Components Thereof investigation (Inv. No.… Continue Reading

Surprise: Trade Secrets Are Protected In China

Posted in Asia
  Many U.S. lawyers are surprised when I tell them that China has legal protection for trade secrets.  Although China’s trade secret protections are scattered across several statutes, the most important is the Anti-Unfair Competition Law (AUCL). Article 10 of the AUCL defines a trade secret as technical and business information unknown to the public… Continue Reading

Chair of Temple University’s Physics Dept. Indicted for Providing U.S. High Tech to China

Posted in Asia, Criminal Prosecution
The chair of Temple University’s physics department has been indicted for allegedly providing U.S. technology to China. Dr. Xioaxing Xi, a U.S. citizen and native of China, is an expert in the field of magnesium diboride thin film superconducting technology. According to the indictment, Xi was involved in a scheme over many years to funnel… Continue Reading