MILWAUKEE (AP) — A software engineer is charged in federal court in Milwaukee with stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Rockwell Automation.
Forty-five-year-old Tan Liu is accused of stealing information about new Rockwell products in development. A federal indictment says Liu copied thousands of files to a flash drive in 2014 after informing his superiors that he was leaving his job. The files included designs for Rockwell products that had not been released.
The Journal Sentinel (http://bit.ly/25fCgbY ) reports the indictment says Liu admitted to copying the files and told Rockwell superiors he needed them for a job interview in Colorado. Rockwell contacted the FBI. The company says the stolen information apparently never made it into the wrong hands.
Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com