7th Circ. Affirms Ex-Motorola Engineer's IP Theft Conviction

Law360, Los Angeles (September 26, 2013, 8:30 PM ET) -- The Seventh Circuit on Thursday upheld the conviction and four-year prison sentence handed to a former Motorola Inc. software engineer who allegedly stole company trade secrets pertaining to its cellular telecommunications technology, finding the engineer knew the theft would hurt Motorola financially.

The three-judge panel decided that, if Motorola competitors had acquired the information allegedly stolen by Hanjuan Jin, a naturalized U.S. citizen born in China, they could've used it to make their own competing versions of Motorola's Integrated Digital Enhanced Network. The rivals could have...
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