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Former paint company technical director sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for trade secret theft
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • December 13 2010

Last September, we wrote about David Yen Lee, a former technical director for a painting and coating company who pled guilty to downloading trade secrets from a secure computer system and transferring them to external thumb drives with the intention of using the trade secrets for the benefit of another.


Multi-million dollar trade secret heist results in federal criminal plea
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • September 7 2010

In the latest example of a significant international trade secret theft resulting in a federal criminal prosecution, chemist David Yen Lee recently pleaded guilty in federal court in Chicago to "knowingly and without authorization" possessing one or more trade secrets of his former employer Valspar Corporation ("Valspar") with intent to convert them "to the economic benefit of someone other than the owner.