Feds charge Chinese firm with stealing technology of Mass. company AMSC
Boston Globe, June 27, 2013 4:36pm
By Erin Ailworth, Globe Staff
In a case that could have implications for US-China relations, a federal grand jury indicted Chinese wind turbine maker for stealing key technology from a Massachusetts firm.
The criminal charges — trade secret theft and criminal copyright infringment — escalate a two-year legal battle playing out in China between American Superconductor Corp. of Devens, which does business as AMSC, and Sinovel Wind Group Co. of Beijing, one of the largest wind turbine makers in the world. It may also add to one of the biggest sources of tension between the United States and China: the theft of intellectual property from American companies.