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DuPont Scientist Accused of Stealing Company's Trade Secrets

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Science  18 Sep 2009:
Vol. 325, Issue 5947, pp. 1485
DOI: 10.1126/science.325_1485a

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A Chinese-born scientist, one of the leading researchers in the field of next-generation display technologies, has been fired by DuPont, which alleges he attempted to steal company secrets. The scientist, Hong Meng, now faces both a civil lawsuit from the company and a criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice. If charged with criminal wrongdoing, Meng could face up to 10 years in jail and a $5 million fine.