China Lured Exec, DuPont Worker To Lift Secrets, Jury Told

Law360, San Francisco (February 24, 2014, 6:37 PM EST) -- Chinese government officials asked a California businessman to steal DuPont Co.'s proprietary method of producing titanium dioxide, prompting him to conspire with an ex-DuPont engineer to sell those secrets to Chinese companies, prosecutors told a California federal jury during closing arguments Monday.

Prosecutor Peter Axelrod told the jury that USA Performance Technology Inc. founder Walter Liew hired ex-DuPont engineer Robert Maegerle in order to snatch DuPont's secret designs for titanium dioxide factories. China wanted the technology, but DuPont refused to sell it to anyone in the...
To view the full article, register now.
Law360 Pro Say Podcast
Check out Law360's new podcast, Pro Say, which offers a weekly recap of both the biggest stories and hidden gems from the world of law.