天大张教授定罪了

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A Chinese professor was found guilty by a judge of trade-secret theft and
and an even more serious and rarer charge of economic espionage, marking the latest conviction in the Trump administration’s pursuit of Chinese
scientists and engineers.

At an unusual in-person courtroom hearing Friday during the coronavirus
pandemic, a federal judge in San Jose, California, announced the verdict
against Hao Zhang.

Arrested in 2015 when he flew to Los Angeles for a conference, Zhang was
accused of conspiring with a colleague from the University of Southern
California to steal and sell American secrets to the Chinese government and military through a shell company in the Cayman Islands.

Zhang was charged during an aggressive U.S. crackdown on Chinese theft of
intellectual property that began under former President Barack Obama has
continued under the Trump administration, which has applied heavy scrutiny
to Chinese scientists doing research in the U.S. He faces up to 15 years in prison for economic espionage and 10 years for theft of trade secrets,
according to a court filing.

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Friday’s verdict comes amid worsening ties between the world’s two biggest economies. Despite meetings that U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held
with his Chinese counterpart in Hawaii last week, relations remain soured
over issues from China’s handling of the coronavirus to its move to enact
legislation restricting Hong Kong and its treatment of ethnic minorities in Xinjiang province.

The Pentagon this week published a list of 20 Chinese companies it said were owned or controlled by China’s military, potentially exposing them to
further sanctions in the U.S. On Thursday, the U.S. won an arrest warrant
for the former president of China’s state-owned chipmaker as part of the
Trump administration’s “China Initiative” targeting trade-secret theft,
hacking and economic espionage.

Zhang’s lawyers argued that his work at one of China’s most prestigious
technical universities to develop radio-filtering technology used in mobile phones was about advancing scientific knowledge -- and not for the benefit
of the Chinese state.

Zhang and his lawyers chose to make his case before U.S. District Judge
Edward Davila instead a jury in what legal experts called a “damage control” defense. His lawyers conceded evidence including emails that prosecutors said contained trade-secret data and admissions he made while being
questioned by the FBI. In closing arguments, his lawyers also made a
strategic choice to focus on the more serious espionage charges instead of
the trade-secret theft allegations.

Prosecutors said the secrets Zhang stole came from a former employer,
Skyworks Solutions Inc., based in Woburn, Massachusetts, and San Jose-based Avago Technologies Ltd., which acquired Broadcom Inc. in 2015. The
technology at issue filters out unwanted signals in mobile phones and other devices, which has become more difficult as wireless products have become
ubiquitous.

Zhang went to work for Skyworks after earning his doctorate in electrical
engineering at the University of Southern California in 2006. At USC he met Wei Pang, who went on to work at Avago and, according to prosecutors, was
Zhang’s key co-conspirator. Both men returned to China to teach at Tianjin University, a premier technical school.

At TJU, the professors allegedly used stolen information to refine radio-
filter technology, apply for patents in the U.S. and China, and sell it
through a company incorporated in the Cayman Islands. Zhang was the first of six defendants to go to trial -- and probably the only one because the
others are in China.

Davila said during Friday’s hearing that the evidence presented at trial -- much of it agreed to by both sides -- showed Zhang knew the information at issue was a trade secret. “He filed patent applications using the stolen
secrets and listing himself as the inventor,” the judge said.

In support of his finding Zhang guilty of economic espionage, Davila cited
evidence that professor’s plan was sponsored by TJU.

Zhang’s lawyer had no immediate comment on the verdict. Sentencing is set
for Aug. 31.

The case is U.S. v. Zhang, 15-cr-00106, U.S. District Court, Northern
District of California (San Jose).
SnowDen

美国有嘛原创技术,法官太不要脸了。

这一百年美国偷英国,日本偷美国。当然英国偷德国也不少。

daigaku

撞枪口了,现在正严打
早点审说不定好一些
daigaku

在国内的那个好像“罪行”更多
以后永远不能到西方国家了吧,也挺可惜
calcityloan

中国怎么不抓几个在中国行贿搞商业机密的洋人呢。
澳大利亚在当年铁矿石定价谈判时没少干这事。
Carraway

洋人respect rules,只能抓到洋人的狗腿子

【 在 calcityloan (没有昵称) 的大作中提到: 】
: 中国怎么不抓几个在中国行贿搞商业机密的洋人呢。
: 澳大利亚在当年铁矿石定价谈判时没少干这事。

TOMYMOT

这人是定居在美国了,还是彻底回国了?
daigaku

彻底回国了,天大全职工作
【 在 TOMYMOT (一地鸡毛) 的大作中提到: 】
: 这人是定居在美国了,还是彻底回国了?

TheMatrix

25年?还没判吧?

【 在 dirtydad (dirtydad) 的大作中提到: 】
: http://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/ieke3HdNbN6M/v1/1000x-1.jpg
: A Chinese professor was found guilty by a judge of trade-secret theft and : and an even more serious and rarer charge of economic espionage, marking
the
: latest conviction in the Trump administration’s pursuit of Chinese
: scientists and engineers.
: At an unusual in-person courtroom hearing Friday during the coronavirus
: pandemic, a federal judge in San Jose, California, announced the verdict
: against Hao Zhang.
: Arrested in 2015 when he flew to Los Angeles for a conference, Zhang was
: accused of conspiring with a colleague from the University of Southern
: ...................

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menyaihan

那你共小偷何不直接去偷英國德國日本?非要到沒有原創的美國去偷?

【 在 SnowDen(叔战斗在廊坊) 的大作中提到: 】

: 美国有嘛原创技术,法官太不要脸了。

: 这一百年美国偷英国,日本偷美国。当然英国偷德国也不少。

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recessisover

很想不通的是他为啥明目张胆的回美国开会,在他会美国之前他的前公司好像就已经警告过什么的?

索南可以关注一下大约10年前左右的一个官司,医疗器械公司的的,校长电子工程师,在中国拿到大笔投资后拷贝公司的产品设计资料在中国开公司,采购的时候被在美国的供应商(有一款定制的晶振芯片只有这家可以提供)举报了,缺席审判陪10个亿,产品因为关键芯片采购不到也做不出来,投资人抽钱跑路,妻离子散,好在不用回美国坐牢。

【 在 dirtydad (dirtydad) 的大作中提到: 】
: http://assets.bwbx.io/images/users/iqjWHBFdfxIU/ieke3HdNbN6M/v1/1000x-1.jpg
: A Chinese professor was found guilty by a judge of trade-secret theft and : and an even more serious and rarer charge of economic espionage, marking
the
: latest conviction in the Trump administration’s pursuit of Chinese
: scientists and engineers.
: At an unusual in-person courtroom hearing Friday during the coronavirus
: pandemic, a federal judge in San Jose, California, announced the verdict
: against Hao Zhang.
: Arrested in 2015 when he flew to Los Angeles for a conference, Zhang was
: accused of conspiring with a colleague from the University of Southern
: ...................

kz80

太native

【 在 recessisover (iwantacar) 的大作中提到: 】
: 很想不通的是他为啥明目张胆的回美国开会,在他会美国之前他的前公司好像就已经警
: 告过什么的?
: 索南可以关注一下大约10年前左右的一个官司,医疗器械公司的的,校长电子工程师,
: 在中国拿到大笔投资后拷贝公司的产品设计资料在中国开公司,采购的时候被在美国的
: 供应商(有一款定制的晶振芯片只有这家可以提供)举报了,缺席审判陪10个亿,产品
: 因为关键芯片采购不到也做不出来,投资人抽钱跑路,妻离子散,好在不用回美国坐牢。
: the

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pigvest

这个绝对是冤案。被告这是属于强奸未遂,因为实验室研发的原型产品根本没有上市,没有对原厂造成伤害。虽然抄袭的痕迹明显,重复申报专利也是证据。但是毕竟是在产品上市之前就把喝止了,没有事实伤害。政治风向造成的上纲上线,法制社会也就是程序公正,结果很多时候也很扯。
tran299

email 啥的都是铁证 ~~

【 在 pigvest (pigvest) 的大作中提到: 】
: 这个绝对是冤案。被告这是属于强奸未遂,因为实验室研发的原型产品根本没有上市,
: 没有对原厂造成伤害。虽然抄袭的痕迹明显,重复申报专利也是证据。但是毕竟是在产
: 品上市之前就把喝止了,没有事实伤害。政治风向造成的上纲上线,法制社会也就是程
: 序公正,结果很多时候也很扯。