In Pictures: The 9 ugliest allegations of China-based IP theft

IP theft continues to be a threat to businesses’ bottom lines – and a major issue for Sino-American relations.

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Dow Chemical WHAT HAPPENED: Kexue Huang, a Chinese national working for Dow in the U.S., was charged with passing proprietary information about sophisticated pesticides to the Chinese government in June 2010.

FALLOUT: Huang pled guilty to violating the Economic Espionage Act and was sentenced to more than seven years in prison. The Trade Secrets Institute called the case "particularly interesting because it dealt explicitly with the prong of the Economic Espionage Act that criminalizes stealing trade secrets for the benefit of a foreign government."

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