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GM Trade Secret Suspect Learns That Stealing Information Can Lead to Jail

June 25th, 2013

In the intangible world of intellectual property, it is often easy to overlook the possible criminal penalties associated with trade secret theft. Yu Qin, a former electrical engineer for General Motors Corp. (“GM”), learned about such ramifications last month when he was sentenced to three years in prison for copying thousands of confidential GM documents pertaining to the automaker’s hybrid cars.

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Court Finds Actual Use Not Required Grants Preliminary Injunction Against Ex-AMD Employees for Trade Secret Theft

June 25th, 2013

It’s not hard to figure out what happens when a group of rogue employees copy over one million files from their employee’s network immediately prior to taking new positions with a chief competitor. Beyond impressing Dr. Evil with the sheer volume of documents copied, protracted trade secret litigation often ensues!

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