Feds Say Execs Can't Ax DuPont Trade Secrets Charges

Law360, New York (May 20, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT) -- Federal prosecutors on Friday pushed back against a bid by USA Performance Technology Inc., its owners and a former DuPont Co. employee to escape charges over alleged trade secrets theft from the chemical company, arguing the indictment isn't unconstitutionally vague.

The U.S. Department of Justice contended that the bid to ax charges of attempted economic espionage and trade secret theft should be rebuffed as both charges allege attempt, which doesn't require the government to prove that an actual trade secret was used, but instead, only necessitates...
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