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GlaxoSmithKline Scientists Accused of Stealing Trade Secrets

Jan. 22, 2016, 5:00 AM

Two scientists working for GlaxoSmithKline Plc were accused of scheming with three others to steal the company’s trade secrets for cancer drugs, prosecutors said.

Yu Xue, 45, and Lucy Xi, 38, who worked at Glaxo’s research facility in Upper Merion, Pennsylvania, plotted to market and sell the stolen biopharmaceutical secrets through a company in China called Renopharma, Philadelphia U.S. Attorney Zane Memeger said Wednesday.

Also charged with Xue and Xi are Tao Li and Yan Mei of Nanjing, China, and Tian Xue of Charlotte, North Carolina.

The case is U.S. v. Xue, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia). ...

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