Thursday, July 06, 2006, 7/06/2006 07:38:00 AM

Indictments All Over the Place -- US Attorneys Step Up Trade Secrets Efforts

From the Detroit News, and hot on the heels of the Coke case, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Detroit unsealed a 64-count indictment against three former employees of auto supplier Metaldyne Corp. who are accused of illegally sharing the company's trade secrets with Chinese competitors.

The indictment alleges the former employees -- a salesman, an engineer (the salesman's husband), and one other -- breached confidentiality agreements and shared with Chinese companies Metaldyne's trade secrets (and those of another company, GKN) concerning how to manufacture auto parts and other manufactured parts from powdered metals.

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