DuPont Scientist Admits Secrets Theft | June 14, 2010 Issue - Vol. 88 Issue 24 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 88 Issue 24 | p. 25 | Concentrates
Issue Date: June 14, 2010

DuPont Scientist Admits Secrets Theft

Department: Business
Keywords: trade secrets, theft, conductive polymers, organic light emitting diodes

Former DuPont research chemist and conductive polymer expert Hong Meng has pleaded guilty to one count of trade secret theft, according to David C. Weiss, U.S. attorney for the District of Delaware. Meng faces a maximum sentence of 10 years and a fine of up to $250,000 at a court hearing scheduled for Sept. 14. In a plea agreement with the U.S. attorney, Meng admitted he downloaded to his personal computer DuPont technology to lengthen the life of organic light-emitting diodes (C&EN, Oct. 12, 2009, page 12).

Chemical & Engineering News
ISSN 0009-2347
Copyright © American Chemical Society

Leave A Comment

*Required to comment