Monday, April 17, 2006, 4/17/2006 07:37:00 AM

Economic Espionage Case Against Harvard Researchers Evaporates

From the Boston Globe, a story about the end of an economic espionage case against two former Harvard Medical School researchers, husband and wife, who were accused of removing 19 boxes of proprietary information and trade secrets from their lab and offering to sell it to a Japanese drug company. The information was removed when they left Harvard for the University of Texas.

According to their lawyer, "after nearly four years, the crux of this case was whether our clients should have requested permission from a Harvard professor before shipping certain research materials to a new laboratory, where they intended to continue their work on a proposed article for a scientific journal."

Like many such cases, it started with a bang and ended with a whimper.

A few more details from TMCNet are available here.

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