Trade Secrets Charges Survive Dismissal Bid In DuPont Case

By Kathryn Brenzel (June 12, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Tuesday declined to dismiss charges that USA Performance Technology Inc. and others tried to steal trade secrets from DuPont Co. and share them with Chinese companies, finding that the charges weren't "unconstitutionally vague."

The U.S. government's case against the defendants hinges on proving "intent" rather than specifics of alleged attempts to violate the Economic Espionage Act, according to the order filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. The defendants said that their ability to argue against the claims was crippled by the lack of information provided by the U.S. Department of...

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