Investigators found one of Haitao Xiang’s electronic devices contained copies of the Nutrient Optimiser algorithm, part of an online farming platform developed by Monsanto and The Climate Corporation. Photo: The Maui News via AP
Chinese man sentenced to jail in US for stealing Monsanto trade secret
  • Haitao Xiang was ordered to serve 29 months in prison and fined US$150,000 for attempting to bring proprietary farming software back to China on a memory card
  • The case is part of the now-defunct ‘China Initiative’, intended to crack down on trade secret theft and economic espionage
8 Apr 2022 - 1:24PM