Engineers Convicted In Goodyear Trade Secret Theft

By Megan Stride (December 10, 2010, 3:32 PM EST) -- A federal jury has convicted two Wyko Tire Technology Inc. engineers charged with stealing trade secrets from Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. by secretly taking pictures of the rival tire maker's technology for off-the-road tires in order to fulfill a contract with a Chinese tire maker.

The jury handed down the guilty verdicts in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee on Thursday, convicting Clark Alan Roberts, 47, and Sean Edward Howley, 39, each of one count of conspiracy to commit trade secret theft, one count of trade secret theft, one count of unlawful photographing of trade secrets,...

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