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Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 6:09:18 AM
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As part of its counterclaims, CNEX said Mao had asked for one of its circuit boards for a research project and that, after it sent the board to the professor, he used it for a study tied to Huawei.

That case ended in June with a "take nothing" verdict.

A jury did not find CNEX stole trade secrets, but decided Huang violated his employment contract by not notifying the company of patents he obtained within a year of leaving.

Should it be "steal" instead?

Thanks.


Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/business/us-charges-chinese-professor-in-latest-shot-at-huawei-11887242
Wudgellette
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 9:59:59 AM

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I ran it through Grammarly and it accepted both!
thar
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 10:33:38 AM

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To me it has to be 'stole'. These are alleged offences from the past


One question before the jury was - did CNEX steal trade secrets?
A past alleged crime.
A jury did not find them guilty of that.
It did find Huang guilty of something

A jury did not find [that] CNEX stole trade secrets, but decided [that] Huang violated his employment contract


if it is 'find' that is confusing you, this is the meaning of 'results of an investigation, or more specifically, the verdict of a jury. They jury found [that] x happened.
Ie they decided that was what happened, according to the evidence they were presented with.

tfd legal dictionary
Quote:
find(Adjudge), verb adjudicate, ascertain, award, confirm, decide, declare a verdict, decree, detect, determine, encounter, experience, hear of, hold, judge, learn, observe, perceive, pronounce, rule, sentence, settle, sit in judgment


Koh Elaine
Posted: Monday, September 9, 2019 1:07:41 PM
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Thanks, thar.
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