Volume 87 Issue 37 | p. 18 | Concentrates
Issue Date: September 14, 2009

DuPont Sues Scientist For Stealing Secrets

Department: Business
Keywords: DuPont, trade secrets, organic light emitting diodes

DuPont has filed suit against senior researcher Hong Meng, charging that he stole confidential information on the development of organic light-emitting diodes for computer displays while working at the firm’s Wilmington, Del., research station. The suit, filed in Delaware Chancery Court, also charges that Meng planned to launch a program with China’s Peking University to commercialize OLED technology in competition with DuPont. Meng, who has a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, joined DuPont in 2002 and holds a number of patents on conductive polymers. DuPont seeks unspecified damages and an injunction preventing Meng from working with Peking University and any other potential competitor.

 
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