United States of America v. Lam, Lam, Chan, and Quach

Indictment

18 U.S.C. § 1832(a)(5) – Conspiracy to Commit Theft of Trade Secrets

18 U.S.C. § 1832(a) – Theft of Trade Secrets

18 U.S.C. § 1030(b) – Conspiracy to Commit Computer Fraud and Abuse

18 U.S.C. § 1030(a)(2)(C) – Computer Fraud and Abuse

18 U.S.C. § 2 – Aid & Abet

18 U.S.C. §§ 982, 1030, 1834, and 2323 – Criminal Forfeiture


Four ex-Genentech employees have been charged with conspiring to steal trade secrets from their former employer. It is alleged that confidential Genentech information  was taken to help a company in Taiwan create and sell drugs similar to those created by Genentech. Such trade secrets relate to the biopharmaceuticals Pulmozyme, Rituxan, Herceptin, and Avastin, used in the treatment of cystic fibrosis, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, breast cancer, and other cancers. The defendants are due in court November 2.