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US, China reach different decisions on SI Group trade secrets case

2:51 PM MDT | June 19, 2013 | Vincent Valk

Authorities in the US and China have reached different decisions SI Group’s trade secrets complaint regarding its rubber tackifying resin, or tackifier, product. A judge affiliated with the US International Trade Commission (ITC; Washington) determined that Sino Legend Chemical (Zhangjiagang, China) and its US affiliate, Red Avenue (Rochester, NY), had stolen trade secrets in tackifiers from SI Group. A court in Shanghai, meanwhile, ruled in favor of Sino Legend, saying that the trade secret theft claims “have no factual or legal basis.” The ITC...

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