Could a DuPont trade secrets case be marred by prejudice?

DuPont is suing former engineering consultant Walter Liew for attempt to capitalize on company trade secrets

DuPont Co. claims that former engineering consultant Walter Liew attempted to sell company trade secrets, and now the company is suing him for damages. But is the case, as some lawyers say, tainted by Chinese prejudice?

According to prosecutors, the Chinese government asked Liew, who is Malaysian-born but a U.S. citizen, to seek out titanium dioxide technology. Liew’s now-defunct company Performance Technology Inc. then obtained trade secrets from ex-DuPont employees concerning the technology and won a contract to build a titanium dioxide plant in China for $29 million. DuPont had previously refused to license the technology to China.

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