UNITED STATES: Intl. Trade Commission backs SI Group in rubber intellectual property case

The complaint, filed last year, claimed that Sino Legend had hired a plant manager from SI's Shanghai production facility in 2008, and since that time has been producing rubber resins in competition with SI's proprietary rubber resins.

With the ITC's determination that Sino Legend has misappropriated SI trade secrets, SI said it fully expects that Sino Legend and Red Avenue will be prohibited from importing these products into the U.S.

SI Group is the world's leading developer and manufacturer of chemical intermediates, phenolic resins, alkylphenolic resins, and alkylated phenols.

Source: Weekly "PetroChemical News", Durham, NC, USA; 24 June 2013

(Syed Rashid Ali, Karachi, Pakistan)