Wyko Tire Engineers Indicted In Trade-Secret Theft

Law360, New York (March 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Two engineers for Wyko Tire Technology Inc. have been accused of covertly snapping pictures of tire-manufacturing technology used by rival tire maker Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. to create off-the-road tires and using that information to secure a contract with a Chinese tire maker.

Clark Alan Roberts, 46, and Sean Edward Howley, 38, were each charged with one count of conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets, seven counts of theft of trade secrets, one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and three counts of...
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