Rory Radding, a New York-based intellectual property partner and chair of the ITC group at Edwards Wildman
, discussed how the International Trade Commission (ITC) has launched an investigation into Chinese machinery manufacturer Sany over claims of patent infringement in World Intellectual Property Review. In the article, "ITC to Investigate Chinese Crane Manufacturer over Patent Infringement
," Radding said, "In this case it sounds like a former employee of Manitowoc who is now working for Sany as a designer has allegedly revealed trade secrets and Sany has come out with a machine that may be similar to one of Manitowoc’s and may infringe its patents." Furthermore, Radding added, "The TianRui case also had to prove that trade secrets had been used for Amstead's railway wheels which had been obtained in China. The wheels came to the US and the ITC ruled that the importation of goods should be excluded because of the misappropriation of trade secrets in China."