Mattias Tezock, a former chemical engineer at Air Liquide, was indicted in a federal court in Dallas for his alleged involvement in trade-secret theft.
Tezock is said to have taken information on how to produce and purify germane, a gas used in the semiconductor industry. He allegedly used the information to open his own company that deals with the same gas.
In an e-mail sent by Tezock’s defense attorneys, they said that after leaving Voltaix, Tezock applied and was given the patent for germane production and purification. This move has received no opposition from Air Liquide SA until this month’s charge, the defense said.
Our Dallas/Fort Worth attorneys at Gagnon, Peacock & Vereeke, P.C. provide experienced legal representation to individuals and corporations with legal issues concerning intellectual property including patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets, among others. Call us today at (214) 824-1414 or 888-312-1750 if you would like to discuss your legal situation.