US Manufacturer Accuses Chinese Agent Of Stealing IP

Law360, Wilmington (January 22, 2013, 7:00 PM EST) -- A North Carolina manufacturer of packaging machines launched a suit Monday against the company hired to serve as its agent in China, claiming the agent misappropriated trade secrets then used the knowledge to create a rival product.

Filed in Delaware Chancery Court, the complaint accuses Hunan Kenon Science & Technology Co. Ltd. of breaching the contracts under which it was supposed to help increase Tipper Tie Inc.'s presence in China's civil explosive market by using the access to intellectual property to develop a competing product, one...
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