A jury already gave the government a gut shot in its high-profile espionage prosecution against two Silicon Valley engineers. Now a federal judge has fired one right into the heart of the case, throwing out two economic spying counts on which the jury had hung. The Justice Department, which has been vocal about blocking technology leaks to foreign governments, accused the defendants of stealing trade secrets from their employer and trying to commercialize them with venture funding from the Chinese government.
Federal Judge Trashes Novel Economic Espionage Case
May 24, 2010