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Web Date: January 21, 2016

Scientists Accused Of Stealing GSK Trade Secrets

Intellectual Property: Two company researchers said to plan to sell antibody technology in China
Department: Science & Technology
Keywords: biotechnology, trade secret theft, China

The U.S. has filed an indictment against five people, two of them GlaxoSmithKline scientists, involved in an alleged scheme to steal GSK biopharmaceutical trade secrets and sell them.

The scientists are Ph.D. biochemist Yu Xue and researcher Lucy Xi, both of whom worked at GSK’s R&D facility in Upper Merion, Pa.

The indictment says Xue e-mailed confidential information relating to a dozen or more products and numerous GSK processes from her . . .

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