Jury Awards DuPont $920M In Kevlar Trade Secrets Suit

Law360, New York (September 14, 2011, 6:31 PM EDT) -- A federal jury in Virginia on Wednesday awarded DuPont Co. $920 million in damages in its suit accusing competitor Kolon Industries of using trade secrets brought over by an ex-DuPont employee to gain an unfair advantage in the market for body armor.

The jury found that Kolon illegally obtained information about the technology used to make the Kevlar aramid fiber used in military and law enforcement flak jackets from a former DuPont employee it had hired as a consultant in order to improve its process for...
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