07 February 2011 23:26 [Source: ICIS news]
WASHINGTON (ICIS)--A former Dow Chemical research scientist was convicted on Monday of stealing trade secrets and selling them to ?xml:namespace>
The department said that 74-year-old Wen Chyu Liu, also known as David W Liou, was found guilty by a federal trial jury in
According to evidence presented at trial, Liou came to the
While at Dow, the department said, Liou was a research scientist at the company’s
The department said Liou had access to trade secrets and confidential and proprietary information related to Dow’s Tyrin CPE process and product technology.
“The evidence at trial established that Liou conspired with at least four current and former employees of Dow’s facilities in Plaquemine and Stade, Germany, to misappropriate those trade secrets in an effort to develop and market CPE process design packages to various Chinese companies,” according to the department.
Liou also bribed current and former Dow employees for CPE-related information, the DOJ said, and travelled extensively in
In addition to conviction on one count of theft of trade secrets, Liou also was found guilty of perjury committed during a lawsuit deposition about his dealings with
The department did not immediately say whether the four former or current Dow employees with whom Liou conspired to steal the CPE technology have been or will be charged.
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