Volume 95 Issue 16 | p. 11 | News of The Week
Issue Date: April 17, 2017 | Web Date: April 13, 2017

U.S. charges ex-DuPont employee with trade secrets theft

Recently retired chemical engineer accused of stealing files for his consulting firm
Department: Business
Keywords: intellectual property, DuPont, trade secret theft, flexographic printing

U.S. authorities have charged a retired chemical engineer with stealing trade secrets from DuPont to be used on behalf of his consulting clients.

Anchi Hou, 61, who worked at DuPont for 27 years, is accused of downloading more than 20,000 files on DuPont’s flexographic printing plate technology in the months before his retirement at the end of 2016. If convicted, Hou could receive a sentence of up to 10 years in prison and pay a . . .

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