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DuPont Wins $920 Million in Kevlar Trade Secrets Case

2:28 PM MDT | September 14, 2011 | Vincent Valk

DuPont has been awarded $919.9 million in damages in a lawsuit against Kolon Industries (Gyeonggi-Do, Korea) over the theft of trade secrets and confidential information about DuPont's Kevlar aramid fiber....

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Comments (6) for DuPont Wins $920 Million in Kevlar Trade Secrets Case
This case is significant. Finally there is some blow back regarding the unscrupulous misuse of patented and intellectual property. It is important for the few untrustworthy Asian companies to take notice of this decision. The world should be free but not free to steal other companies hard earned IP and use it against them.

Posted by Philip Kemp on Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 01:53 PM
Hi, PK, your comment is really impressive !
Your opinion is based on the fact that stealers are ALWAYS Asian companies, maybe true, but may be not.
Posted by TN on Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 06:26 PM
Hi TN, I support your sentiment, but I wished that you had not used the word "fact" or at least put it within quotes. I will say that PK has assumed as a given that the stealers are all Asian companies. This is his supposition and it is far from being a fact - quite the converse. Ironically, the countries that today are most aggressive in seeking to protect their "IP rights" are the very ones that not so long ago (in historical terms) that were stealing IP from others without qualms. Why, even today they are indulging in it, but it is suppressed because of their media power.

Having said all that, if indeed Kolon has stolen from Du Pont, that is wrong, and I do not support it.
Posted by KM on Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 06:40 PM
While every one is convinced about the importance of IP and no one could support stealing. However putting a verdict against all the companies of specfic region only shows lack of sense and a false sense of pride.
Dear PK,
you have to realize that in every nation there are good people and there are bad people. If some one does some thing bad from a region. Should the whole region be blammed for it.
Was BP a bad company who did not managed it process well? Should the whole british nation be blamed for it.? Should we tag it always bad. . What about Exxon oil spill? Should we say every american is unsafe? What about Enron scandal.?
Posted by AHB on Thursday, September 15, 2011 @ 09:44 PM
Come on, we all know that the Koreans are thieves when it comes to infridgement of america's technologies , just like thew others like China, & India,
Posted by Ken K. on Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 06:41 AM
Ken K, To begin, please explain what exactly you mean by 'infridgement' (I am under the impression that you are a deep thinker and that this is a word which you've specifically chosen to add weight to your intelligent statement)? Is this where the Koreans (all of them, without exception) steal American technologies and put them in a big fridge in Seoul? Racist idiot, please refrain from further comment. Thank you.
Posted by Will Kingsland on Friday, September 16, 2011 @ 07:35 AM

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