Crane Co. Can't Shake Rival's Trade Secrets, Patent Probe

Law360, Los Angeles (February 25, 2014, 6:44 PM EST) -- A U.S. International Trade Commission judge denied Sany Heavy Industry Co. Ltd.'s request that Manitowoc Cranes LLC's alleged trade secrets on construction crawler cranes be found ineligible for legal protection or that Sany be found to not have misappropriated the secrets, ruling Tuesday that factual disputes remain.

In a heavily redacted order, Administrative Law Judge David P. Shaw found that China-based Sany was not entitled to summary determination as a matter of law on any of its arguments because genuine issues of material fact are still...
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