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DuPont win shows importance of trade secrets strategy

Eileen McDermott, New York

A Virginia jury’s $920 million verdict against Kolon Industries for misappropriating DuPont’s trade secrets demonstrates the importance of having the right protection procedures in place

Former DuPont employee Michael Mitchell was last year sentenced to 18 month in prison for stealing the relevant trade secrets and transferring them to Kolon. In the parallel civil suit, DuPont discovered that Kolon had intentionally deleted evidence that could...

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