Software engineer accused of stealing Rockwell trade secrets

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...

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.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.com

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