Ex-ADI Worker Can't Split IP Theft, Immigration Charges

By Chris Villani (January 18, 2022, 12:38 PM EST) -- A former Analog Devices Inc. employee will have to defend himself against both immigration and trade secrets theft charges during a March trial, a federal judge ruled from the bench Tuesday as he declined to split the case up.

Prosecutors claim Haoyang Yu, a 41-year-old naturalized citizen from China, effectively fleeced Norwood, Massachusetts-based ADI shortly before leaving the company in 2017, stealing hundreds of valuable and sensitive files and then using them to sell about 20 components as his own through a company he created with his wife, Tricon MMIC LLC.

Yu's lawyers sought to separate those charges from claims that...

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