Work Area: Designs and trade secrets

Lisa Monaco announces task force to protect advanced technology

The DOJ will collaborate with the Department of Commerce to strengthen export controls surrounding supercomputing and other emerging technologies.

16 February 2023

ASML data theft may have breached export controls

Dutch semiconductor company ASML said it may have inadvertently breached international export controls after an employee in China stole some of its trade secrets.

15 February 2023

Former GE engineer sentenced over turbine technology theft scheme

A US district court in Albany, New York, has sentenced a former General Electric engineer to prison for conspiring to steal information about the company’s turbine technology for Chinese state entities.

04 January 2023

US university fined over professor's foreign government links

The Ohio State University has agreed to pay $875,000 for failing to disclose a professor’s affiliations with a foreign government while receiving research funds from various US organisations.

11 November 2022

Magnetics company charged for sending military drawings to China

The US Justice Department has accused Quadrant Magnetic and three of its top executives of sharing sensitive military data with a Chinese company.

10 November 2022

US Republicans suggest taking export controls enforcement away from Commerce

The department has overlooked its mission to protect national security in upholding its mandate to promote trade to high-risk countries, especially China, the bill said.

02 November 2022

Chinese spies charged with obstructing DOJ’s Huawei case

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The DOJ alleges that two Chinese intelligence officers tried to bribe an unnamed employee of a US law enforcement agency to turn over information that would aid the telecoms company’s defence in a sprawling sanctions case.

24 October 2022

ABB hit with trade secrets theft allegations

A US technology company has accused ABB's US business of poaching an ex-chief scientist who helped the technology and robotics company steal source code from his former employer.

26 September 2022

Counsel Watch: Ecclestone recruits experienced legal team for UK fraud charges

In the latest counsel watch, the former CEO of Formula One has turned to one of London’s most in-demand barristers in a high-profile tax fraud case, and betting company Entain hired a boutique firm to help it settle an anti-money laundering compliance investigation.

25 August 2022

Counsel Watch: Paul Hastings joins defence team in FARA dispute

In the latest counsel watch, a US businessman has bolstered his legal team in a civil dispute with the US Justice Department over his alleged role as a Chinese foreign agent, and Russian oligarch Peter Aven instructed a UK legal team to challenge an asset freezing order.

22 July 2022

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