Pros­e­cu­tors fail to ex­tend ex-GSK sci­en­tist­s' sen­tences in trade se­crets case

A fed­er­al ap­peals court on Tues­day de­nied pros­e­cu­tors’ at­tempt to length­en the sen­tences of two for­mer GSK sci­en­tists who plead­ed guilty to steal­ing trade se­crets.

Yu Xue and Tao Li plead­ed guilty back in 2018 to con­spir­a­cy to steal trade se­crets, af­ter they, along with oth­ers, formed a phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­ny in Chi­na called Renophar­ma us­ing hun­dreds of stolen doc­u­ments from GSK, ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments. Xue, a for­mer top chemist at GSK’s Up­per Meri­on, PA, fa­cil­i­ty, was ac­cused of steal­ing more than 200 doc­u­ments, some of which con­tained trade se­crets about phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal prod­ucts un­der de­vel­op­ment, re­search da­ta, and de­vel­op­ment and man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es.

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