Kolon Banned From Making Body Armor Fiber For 20 Years

Law360, New York (August 30, 2012, 5:34 PM EDT) -- A Virginia federal judge on Thursday banned Kolon Industries Inc. from producing a body-armor material for 20 years, marking a win for DuPont Co. in a trade secret battle that saw Kolon slapped with a $920 million jury verdict last year.  

U.S. District Judge Robert E. Payne said in a 70-page memorandum opinion that Kolon's use of stolen trade secrets was integral to its manufacture of Heracron, a para-aramid fiber it marketed to compete with DuPont's Kevlar, assigning no geographic limitation to his ban on Kolon...
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