Genentech Sues Over Stolen Secrets; 4 Ex-Workers Indicted

By Christopher Crosby (October 30, 2018, 9:06 PM EDT) -- A former top scientist for San Francisco-based Genentech Inc. and three of her former co-workers have been charged in California federal court with stealing medical formulas and other trade secrets for Taiwanese rival JHL Biotech Inc., which was simultaneously slapped with a sprawling civil suit accusing it of stealing the know-how to make cheaper alternatives for cancer, lymphoma and cystic fibrosis treatments.

A grand injury indictment unsealed Monday charged former Genentech senior scientist Xanthe Lam, 66, and her husband Allen Lam, a 68-year-old former quality control worker, with conspiring to pass the company's secret formulas and analytical knowledge to JHL from...

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