Scientist sentenced for leaking company secrets to Chinese
ANNAPOLIS, Maryland (January 15, 2012) – A former Dow Chemical Company scientist has been
sentenced to five years in prison for selling trade secrets to Chinese companies, the US Justice
Department announced Friday, AFP reports.
A man identified as a Chyu Liu – best known for his business name as David Liou – was convicted last
year, February 7 with charges of “stealing and selling secrets about Dow Chemical's Tyrin chlorinated
polyethylene (CPE) process.” According to the company’s spokesperson, the prized secret on the CPE
process was used to develop products like automotive and industrial hoses, electrical cable jackets and
He also was convicted of perjury for lying to cover up his involvement in a conspiracy that included at
least four of his coworkers. He was sentenced on Thursday in US District Court in Baton Rouge,
Louisiana, AFP states.
To add to this, “Liu, 75, must forfeit $600,000 and pay a $25,000 fine.” “Liu had access to trade secrets
and confidential and proprietary information pertaining to Dow's Tyrin CPE process and product
technology,” a Justice Department statement said.
Prosecutors said he traveled extensively throughout China to market the stolen information. He also was
accused of paying current and former Dow Chemical employees for material and information about the
secret chemicals, AFP finishes.
Because of the gravity of the deed that he has done, the outcome of the trials for the past 11 months is
quite obvious – for him to be fined a heavy one and get locked up in prison, legal experts say.
No matter how great the ability of a lawyer maybe, it is quite impossible to further ask for retrial as he
has been proven guilty; but on the case of the recall by DePuy Orthopaedics Inc., a greatly skilled depuy
hip recall lawyer will truly be an edge in winning such a sensitive and scandalous case.
As one of the major names under the giant Johnson & Johnson, DePuy has instigated the depuy hip
recall to stop distribution of the defective implants and lay out the amendments they think would help
out the damaged patients.
However, it has been analyzed that the meager amount given to the patients are insufficient, but the
company stays strong on their stand of only giving that much. Obviously, such a choice is not the best
one as some patients have eventually lost their only means of living because of the inability to be able to
work due to their suffering.
What most orthopedics these days would suggest would be for a hip implant victim to file the
corresponding depuy hip recall lawsuit; it basically contains the details in all the damage the defective
implants have wrought upon them. With just the right lawyer to represent them, anyone can
undoubtedly win this case and finally be able to have the means to recuperate from the ordeal.