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In 2016, Congress introduced the Defend Trade Secrets Act to protect American companies from foreign trade secret theft. The concern is not unfounded. The FBI has indicated that U.S.-based businesses are increasingly targeted for theft of trade secrets by foreign entities, often with state-sponsorship and backing.[1] For example, the FBI recently convicted Walter Liew, a Chinese business consultant to DuPont, an American conglomerate chemical manufacturing company, for stealing the chemical processes to make a whiter paint and selling it to Chinese companies.[2] Liew took the information he gathered while working for DuPont to China and won contract bids up to