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Nov 09, 2018
 |  BC Week In Review  |  Company News  |  Other News

Genentech seeks to block JHL from using trade secrets

Genentech Inc. is asking a federal court to block JHL Biotech Inc. (Zhubei, Taiwan) from making and selling products the company claims benefited from its proprietary information, following the indictment of three former Genentech employees and an associate for stealing trade secrets for the Taiwanese biosimilars company.

Genentech filed the motion Nov. 6 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California seeking an injunction against JHL Biotech; a hearing is set for Dec. 13.

The company will request the court to restrain the defendants from "making, testing, using, promoting, offering to sell, marketing, commercializing, or selling biologics, therapeutics, drugs, and/or products of any kind that utilize, embody, or were developed,...

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