Monday, August 28, 2006, 8/28/2006 09:57:00 AM

DOJ's Specification of Indictment of Ex-Dow Chemical Worker Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets for Sale to Chinese Companies

By Todd
The link attached includes the Department of Justice's specification of the indictment of the former Dow Chemical worker indicted for trade secret theft and related crimes. The DOJ reports that "the indictment alleges that beginning on an unknown date and continuing until at least Oct. 31, 2001, Liou knowingly conspired with others to: (1) steal, appropriate without authorization, and obtain by fraud, trade secrets related to Tyrin® CPE (an elastomeric brand of chlorinated polyethylene polymer), which had been developed by Dow; (2) copy and convey Dow's Tyrin® CPE trade secrets; and (3) receive and possess Dow's Tyrin® CPE trade secrets, knowing such information to have been stolen without authorization. The indictment further alleges that Liou hired employees and former employees of Dow who had worked for Dow in producing Tyrin® CPE to prepare a detailed engineering package to sell to prospective Chinese companies."

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