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U.S. attorneys hit stumbling block in Pangang espionage case | Los ...

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An apparent communication breakdown has stalled the federal government's trade secrets theft case against a Chinese stee.
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U.S. prosecutors dealt setback in China economic espionage case - Thomson Reuters News & Insight

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Thomson Reuters News & InsightU.S. prosecutors dealt setback in China economic espionage caseThomson Reuters News & InsightCalifornia businessman Walter Liew his wife, Christina, also face charges of conspiracy to commit economic espionage and...
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled prosecutors had not properly notified China-based Pangang Group Steel Vanadium Titanium Co Ltd of a criminal ...
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U.S. Prosecutors Suffer Procedural Failure in China Economic ...

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On Monday, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in San Francisco dealt a setback to federal prosecutors as he ruled that prosecutors had not properly notified China-based Pangang Group Steel Vnadium Titanium Co Ltd of a ...
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Set Back in Government's DuPont Trade Secrets Case

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We've reported previously on the economic espionage case concerning Pangang Group Steel Vanadium & Titanium Co Ltd's indictment for stealing DuPont's secret process for manufacturing titanium dioxide, a compound ...
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Trade Secret Litigator Blog | Thursday Wrap-Up (July 26, 2012 ...

The Northern District of California has ruled that federal authorities have not properly served Chinese defendants in the DuPont/Pangang Group criminal proceeding arising out of the alleged theft of trade secrets for DuPont's ...
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Pangang Group Steel to acquire assets - SteelGuru

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Pangang Group Steel to acquire assetsSteelGuruIt is reported that Pangang Group Steel Vanadium and Titanium plans to raise 12 billion yuan from effective controller, Anshan Iron and Steel Group Corporation to purchase the Qidashan iron mine and the...
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Knowledge Is Power: Keep Quiet or Fight Publicly against ...

An anonymous tip lead to the arrest of Walter and Christina Liew last summer for conspiring with government owned Chinese firm Pangang Group to steal DuPont's titanium processing secrets for which the Liews received ...
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FBI: Trade secrets are targets of espionage - Buffalo Business First

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FBI: Trade secrets are targets of espionageBuffalo Business FirstA March 11 article by the Associated Press said that since DuPont was unwilling to sell its manufacturing method to China, the Chinese government stole it through a company called...
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Pangang Group posts increased outputs for January-April - News ...

Title: Pangang Group posts increased outputs for January-April, Summary: Sichuan-based Chinese steelmaker Pangang Group has issued its production results for the first four months of the current year.
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Pangang Steel Vanadium & Titanium posts Q1 net profit of RMB 526 million - SteelOrbis (registration)

Pangang Steel Vanadium & Titanium posts Q1 net profit of RMB 526 millionSteelOrbis (registration)Sichuan Province-based Chinese steelmaker Pangang Group has announced that its subsidiary Steel Vanadium & Titanium Co.
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China firm fights to stay out of court in U.S. spy at Replica Handbags ...

The Pangang Group, a state-owned steel manufacturer in Sichuan province, allegedly worked with a California businessman and others to obtain several valuable trade secrets from DuPont monster beats, according to a U.S.
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US prosecutors dealt setback in China economic espionage case - Reuters

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US prosecutors dealt setback in China economic espionage caseReutersSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S.
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US prosecutors dealt setback in China economic espionage case - Reuters

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US prosecutors dealt setback in China economic espionage caseReutersCalifornia businessman Walter Liew his wife, Christina, also face charges of conspiracy to commit economic espionage and other counts.
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Pangang invests RMB 3.076 billion in technology upgrades in H1 - SteelOrbis (registration)

Pangang invests RMB 3.076 billion in technology upgrades in H1SteelOrbis (registration)Sichuan Province-based Chinese steelmaker Pangang Group has announced that in the first half of the current year it invested RMB 3.076 billion ($486 million) in...
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Judge Quashes Indictment In DuPont Trade Secrets Case - Law360 (subscription)

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Judge Quashes Indictment In DuPont Trade Secrets CaseLaw360 (subscription)In an order quashing the indictment Monday, U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White said the New Jersey-based Pangang Group affiliate Pan America Inc.
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Espionage Case Falters for Bad Service of Process - Courthouse News Service

Espionage Case Falters for Bad Service of ProcessCourthouse News ServiceA federal grand jury indicted the Pangang Group for conspiring to steal secrets for the manufacture of chloride-route titanium oxide from DuPont in February.
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U.S. prosecutors dealt setback in China economic espionage case

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ruled prosecutors had not properly notified China-based Pangang Group Steel Vanadium & Titanium Co Ltd of a criminal indictment over allegations it conspired to steal trade secrets from chemical giant DuPont.
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Professional Article Snippet - WSJ.com

June 12, 2012MIAMI DAILY BUSINESS REVIEW
Feds hit snag in economic espionage case; FROM THE COURTS
By GINNY LAROE GLAROE@ALM.COM

Federal prosecutors are trying to save a piece of a prized economic espionage case from getting flushed down the toilet over a technicality.

A rarely litigated rule over service of indictment — specifically how to serve a foreign entity — is at the heart of a defense bid to get four Chinese corporations called the Pangang Group out from under charges of conspiracy to steal trade secrets from U.S. chemical company DuPont.

And it appears U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White is giving it serious consideration.

"I haven't decided what I'm going to do," White said after hearing several hours of arguments over two days in his San Francisco courtroom. He suggested he may be forced to make new law to deal with the defense contentions.

The U.S. attorney's office earlier this year indicted the Pangang entities and a Bay Area couple, among others, in a plot to steal information about a DuPont chemical used in paints. It's part of the government's effort to combat what it sees as China's "persistent" industrial spying.

The problem, defense attorneys at Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan argue, is that the government didn't properly serve the Chinese companies. Prosecutors counter that the companies received actual notice through a New Jersey-based entity that is part of the Pangang Group. The corporate targets received summonses, hired attorneys and appeared in court, prosecutors note.

The controversy centers on Rule of Criminal Procedure Rule 4. Quinn whitecollar partner Robert Feldman argues the rule wasn't followed because in part it requires the prosecutors to mail the summons to the last known address of an organization's "principal place of business" in the United States.

That doesn't exist, Feldman asserts. And the New Jersey company, Pan America Inc., which is not a target of the probe, cannot stand in for the Pangang Group.

"By asking the court to find service is effective here, the government seeks to blaze a new trail — without support in the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure or case law — that is a dangerous one with significant international ramifications," Feldman wrote in a brief. "Were the government's theories of criminal service applied by other countries, U.S. corporations could be hauled into foreign courts and subject to criminal sanctions around the world simply because their products entered the stream of commerce, even through independent distributors and regardless of any nexus between their 'agents' to the accused conduct."

What's at stake in what's styled as simply a motion to quash service is not lost on White.

The judge had counsel focus in on what becomes of the government's case if he sides with the defense.

"If the court were to grant motion to quash service, it is tantamount to a dismissal of indictment as to those defendants, from the government's perspective," Assistant U.S. Attorney Peter Axelrod, who is prosecuting the case along with AUSA John Hemann, told White on Friday.

Though the government could theoretically start over and attempt service through other means, Axelrod said he didn't know that it could do so in practice because of concerns about U.S.-China relations.

Prosecutors have indicated their prime target is Walter Liew, an elderly Silicon Valley engineer represented by Keker & Van Nest.

The indictment service issue wouldn't affect the case against Liew or the other individual defendants.

The service of indictment issue is rarely raised in criminal cases, but it could potentially come up more frequently, lawyers say.

"As prosecutions focus more on international parties, issues of service or process become more important," Feldman said after the hearing. "Congress may or may not choose to change the rules."
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Pangang Group forms JVs with Panjiang Group - News ...

Title: Pangang Group forms JVs with Panjiang Group, Summary: Sichuan-based Chinese steelmaker Pangang Group has announced that it has established two joint ventures, Xichang Panjiang Coal Coking Co. and ...
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DownstreamToday.com - PetroChina Offers $350MM for Idled Valero Aruba Refinery - Source

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China-linked economic espionage is on the rise - San Francisco Chronicle

China-linked economic espionage is on the rise - San Francisco Chronicle | PG | Scoop.it
China-linked economic espionage is on the riseSan Francisco ChronicleIn addition to the Liews and three others, a federal indictment handed down in San Francisco in February also names a Chinese government-owned company, Pangang Group, as the...
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