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Chinese court hands down milestone IP ruling

Shanghai worker for Eli Lilly and Co. forced to pay 20 million yen for stealing trade secrets

A Shanghai court recently issued China’s first ban on trade secrets, which has been called a landmark ruling for intellectual property worldwide.

Eli Lilly and Co., a pharmaceutical company based in Indianapolis, alleged that a former research center employee with the last name Huang downloaded 21 secret documents without authorization. The company says Huang had signed a confidentiality agreement and was legally obligated not to disclose confidential and proprietary information. The company fired Huang upon discovering the downloads, but he refused to delete or return the secret documents.

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