Hongjin Tan, in a photo taken from his LinkedIn profile. Photo: Hongjin Tan / LinkedIn

Chinese battery expert Hongjin Tan is charged with stealing trade secrets from US employer, as he prepared to join mainland firm

  • Hongjin Tan allegedly downloaded confidential files to a flash drive, relating to a proprietary product worth US$1 billion
  • But an FBI agent said that when Tan’s suspicious US employer inspected the drive, it found the confidential files had been deleted the day before Tan resigned
Topic |   Intellectual property in China

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Hongjin Tan, in a photo taken from his LinkedIn profile. Photo: Hongjin Tan / LinkedIn
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